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Estates Management Report 2023 now available

The 2023 edition of the annual AUDE Higher Education Estates Management Report is now available to AUDE members. The data included covers the period August 2021 to July 2022. As with every year’s report, it is vital to get a grasp on the timeline. This period covers the second disrupted Christmas of the pandemic, a period when we remained at a high level of concern about Covid-safety on campus, with an unprecedented focus on how to both heat/cool and ventilate our buildings cost effectively. Energy prices spiked from the autumn of 2021; the invasion of Ukraine made this issue even worse, and for many universities this was a period where energy supply plans developed over a long period were severely tested.

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Upcoming Events

AUDE Regional Meeting: Northern Ireland & Republic of Irelan...


University College Cork


How benchmarking can optimise FM operations' - an introducti...


Agenda focus: How benchmarking can optimise FM operations

Biodiversity Net Gain - Webinar


Webinar: Biodiversity Net Gain
Presented by Savills

Venue: Teams online
Date: 1st March 2024
Time: 14.00 to 15.00

Cost of Net Zero - new report and calculator tool

With the publication of the new 'Cost of Net Zero' report and accompanying cost calculator tool, university estates directors not only have a means to calculate the overall likely cost of bringing the estate to net zero carbon, but a checklist of the kinds of activity that will need to be prioritised. As society changes we must lead that change, for instance in our support for lower carbon cost transport, electrification and the decarbonisation of the electricity supply. For those who haven’t yet started down this path, this is a good place to start, including for those who don’t want the expense of external consultancy support. For those that already have a map of where they are going and how much it will costs them this will help them sense check along the way.

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Sustainability Leadership Scorecard 2023 Annual Impact Repor...


Martin Higgs

We are pleased to invite you to read the 2023 Sustainability Leadership Scorecard Annual Impact Report available now from AUDE and EAUC. 

New report: 'Optimising University Estates'


Martin Higgs

The new report 'Optimising University Estates, created for AUDE by the Education Design Unit, is published today.

Next stage of research project ‘Campus spaces and places: Im...


Martin Higgs

We are delighted to be able to announce that we are able to move onto the next stage of this research project by the award of the research opportunity for the next stage of the project to the Cardiff University/FiD research group. 

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New report on Strategic Facilities Management challenges

Our new publication ‘The use and impact of technology on FM service provision in universities’, is the report of the July 2023 roundtable discussion held with colleagues from our Strategic Facilities Management Group (led by Lucy Black of the University of Plymouth), and representatives from partner organisations including Sodexo, OCS and Skanska. As Lucy Black explains in the document, ‘the Strategic FM group within AUDE commissioned a review into the use of technology in delivering FM services in the Higher Education sector.’ The roundtable event looked at three main headings, namely FM service delivery challenges; the development of new technologies; and their subsequent adoption.

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AUDE Sodexo Social and Informal Learning Spaces Report

AUDE set the brief on managing social and informal learning spaces (S&ILS) in the context of what AUDE’s members need to consider.

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Latest on Sustainability Leadership Scorecard

AUDE are today re-launching their existing Sustainability Leadership Scorecard (SLS), with a new look and feel and easier access. It is a free, online and available to all AUDE and EAUC members.

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Professional Development

AUDE believes that learning and development should be at the heart of a high-performing estates and facilities management team. As part of our role we will develop your knowledge through networking, providing you with relevant resources and a variety of events.

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Business Partners

AUDE are pleased to be partnered with the following businesses:

Over 30 years of experience across over 200 Higher and Further Education Institutions.

Avison Young

Multidisciplinary engineering practice Buro Happold works across sectors and scales to deliver sustainable projects and strategies for our clients, with a portfolio including over 100 Universities.

Buro Happold

EQUANS improves lives through better living and working environments. We help to balance performance with responsibility, enabling progress in a harmonious way.


Maris Education is a division of Maris Interiors LLP and specialises in providing fast-track, design, fit-out and refurbishment solutions for universities.

Opening opportunities with connected thinking.

Mott MacDonald

We take care of the essentials - so that our customers can be their best.


Your Trusted Partner in Education


SSE Energy Solutions is a division of SSE that delivers ‘Business Energy’ electricity & gas supply as well as ‘Distributed Energy’ infrastructure solutions to public and private businesses across the UK and Ireland.


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