University of Westminster is burning renewable wood pellets in a new biomass boiler to help heat its Harrow campus and reduce its carbon footprint. 


Image of Harrow campus by University of Westminster

The new system, which is part of Westminster's green initiative, will provide heating and hot water to various parts of the campus, including their new Forum and student courtyards.  The new buildings will consist of an energy centre that houses the new boilers and a biomass fuel store.

"This investment is our latest major contribution towards achieving environmental sustainability and reflects our commitment to operating in a socially responsible manner." A spokesperson for the University of Westminster said.

The system will offset a minimum of 20% carbon emissions from the new buildings currently being developed at Harrow and makes the University of Westminster, in terms thier environmental performance, one of the the highest ranked universities in the world.