Helping universities & colleges make the right decisions


OnGen for Universities & Colleges

If you are reading this web page, the chances are you have some responsibility for getting your university or college towards your net-zero carbon target.

A report by The Climate Commission, published in 2020, encouraged the further and higher education sector to set ambitious net-zero carbon targets.

The Climate Commission, a unique partnership between Association of Colleges, EAUC – The Alliance for Sustainability Leadership in Education, GuildHE and Universities UK, is coordinating action across the further and higher education sector to produce a clear, consistent and cohesive response to the climate emergency ahead of COP26.

Their recommendation is that universities should declare a climate emergency and set “challenging targets” to reach net-zero emissions by 2030, or 2050 at the latest.

The report goes on to say that to reach net-zero emissions by 2030, universities should lower and eliminate greenhouse gas emissions, consider onsite renewable energy, carbon capture and battery storage, and switch to zero-carbon energy suppliers.

It is all very well setting these ambitious targets, but where do you start? How are you supposed to achieve them?

To make the right decisions, you need the right information. That’s where we can help.

Our online services provide you with easy-to-understand information so that you can make the best decisions for your organisation.

OnGen offers a three-step process through OnGen Expert, OnEfficiency & OnSupply. Steps can be done holistically or separately.


Step 1:

Reduce energy consumption:

With OnEfficiency, we can help you identify where and what you can do to reduce energy consumption and improve energy efficiency.

By becoming more energy efficient, carbon emissions for your organisation will begin to reduce, along with the cost of energy.
OnGen Expert

Step 2:

Consider onsite renewable energy and battery storage:

With the OnGen Expert, we can help you explore the feasibility of generating and storing your own energy via a range of onsite renewable energy generation sources, like solar and heat pumps.

Switching to generating renewable energy onsite reduces the demand for grid-supplied energy, lowering the cost of energy bills, gaining resilience to grid fluctuations and reducing carbon emissions.

Step 3:

Switch to zero-carbon energy suppliers:

With OnSupply, we can help you find the cheapest green energy tariffs for any grid-supplied gas and electricity demand.

Eliminate the remaining energy-related carbon emissions for your organisation.

Your organisation will be assigned a dedicated account manager, who will offer training support and guidance. Additionally, if your organisation is struggling for time, the Managed Service, where assessments are conducted by the OnGen team on your behalf, can be a great option.


Talk to one of our team

Book a 20-minute conversation to discuss how we can help you by providing the right information, to make the right decisions.

Download our free Renewable Energy Guide

Case Study: Edinburgh University – Delivering on our carbon neutral promise.

“By assessing solar capability using the OnGen Expert software, we have been able to identify 4,000 tonnes of potential carbon savings in our city-centre building stock. OnGen has made it simple and easy for us to demonstrate potential energy costs savings of £2.9 million across the lifetime of potential onsite renewable installations. The OnGen Expert software has shown us the potential of onsite generation at a fraction of the cost of traditional assessments/consultants.”
Cara Merusi,
University of Edinburgh

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Interested in finding out more information? Set up a meeting with a member of our team to discuss how we can help you.

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