How we save water at LSBU

LSBU is committed to sustainability, and part of that means being aware and active in reducing our water consumption

During Water Saving Week in May 2020, the UK charity, Waterwise, tried to bring national attention to the “vital link between climate change and water efficiency”. At LSBU, we took stock of our water reduction efforts.

Here, we understand how important it is to try to save water. Being sustainable is something at the core of everything we do at LSBU, and going forward, we plan to improve year on year!

We now present here some data from the installation of waterless urinals around the campus. Firstly, it saves money that can be put back into the university and makes us more sustainable, but mainly it saves water! We are doing our bit to bring down the water consumption per person.

Keyworth Centre water consumption

water infographic

Across two of our campus’ most used building K2 and Keyworth, , we saved over £28,000 which could be repurposed to help us stay sustainable. If you thought that was a lot, look at the change in usage in the Learning Resource Centre (LRC):

water infographic

This is a baseline usage reduction of 40%. We now save 2.5 million litres of water every year in just one of our campus locations – that represents over 150 litres per LSBU student per year.

We made a start and we promise that we will keep it going.

Read more about Water Saving Week.