ESFA Guidance for Streamlined Energy and Carbon Reporting


In line with ESFA Guidance for Streamlined Energy and Carbon reporting, Middlesbrough College can report energy emissions figures as below, calculated and based on UK Government guidance.  This report is for energy used and emissions produced (Gas, Electricity, business travel) for the period 1st Aug 2020 to 31st July 2021. 

Transport emissions have been calculated from the known mileage and engine capacity of each of our leased fleet vehicles and for staff mileage claims, an average car type has been used for emissions calculations. 

Sustainability Strategy 

Middlesbrough College is committed to reducing its environmental impact and closely monitors energy use year on year. 

Buildings are responsible for the vast majority of an organisation’s carbon footprint. As such, reducing the energy consumed within the College’s buildings will enable a reduction in its environmental footprint. This is true for existing buildings, the buildings the College leases and operates from and the buildings it plans to build in the future. 


T-Levels Digital Centre, scheduled to be built during 2021 will be designed to achieve the principles of BREEAM “Very Good”. 

STEM extension building was completed ready for September 2021. 

Other planned energy efficiency projects include:  

  • LED Lighting upgrades, internally in our Main Building are ongoing 
  • LED Lighting upgrades for our 3G Sports pitch was completed 
  • Current vehicle fleet includes eight petrol hybrid cars, with a consideration to change to EV in future. 

Plant upgrades include:  

  • Building Management System Software upgrade (Completed) 
  • Heating systems Zone valve replacements (In progress, largely completed) 
  • Chiller replacements (In progress, largely completed) 
  • Heat Exchanger replacements (In progress, largely completed) 

The intensity ratio figures have been calculated using a range of data available: 

  • The combined staff total from payroll data as of the 31st July 2021. 
  • Total FTE numbers 
  • Turnover 
  • Total GIA (M2) 


Covid-19 has had a profound impact on energy use during 2020-21. 

There was an increase in energy consumption for gas, as CIBSE guidelines suggested we could not use efficient Heat Recovery systems and we needed to warm all fresh air coming in to the buildings.   Electricity consumption increased, as we were required to run some plant 24/7.  

There was however less travel mileage, as Apprenticeship assessors were not travelling to placement sites and remote meetings held where possible. College trips programme for students was significantly reduced.