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 2019 to 31st July 2020. 

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. 

Future submissions will allow prior year equivalent figures to be disclosed for comparison but are not required in this, the first year of generation for the College as a reporting organisation.


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, to be built during 2021 will be designed to achieve the principles of BREEAM “Very Good”.

STEM extension building will also be completed during 2021.

Other planned energy efficiency projects include: -

  • LED Lighting upgrades, internally in our Main Building
  • LED Lighting upgrades for our 3G Sports pitch
  • 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
  • Heating systems zone valve replacements
  • Chiller replacements
  • Heat Exchanger replacements


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 2020.
  • Total FTE numbers
  • Turnover
  • Total GIA (M2)



Covid-19 has had a profound impact on energy use during 2019-20.  College buildings were closed throughout April and May 2020, and had minimal occupancy throughout summer 2020. 

This resulted in reduced gas and electricity consumption, and reduced mileage for the vehicle fleet.