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​​​Buildings and Estates​​

We have a number of sites across Edinburgh city centre and its surrounding areas, including our three main campuses, student accommodation, Bankhead Workspace and more. We are committed to doing all we can to ensure our existing buildings and future developments are as sustainable as possible and we are continuously working on improvements to reduce our environmental impact.


As part of our Environmental Management System we monitor and manage noise and nuisance. The aspect of noise covers the day-to-day running of our campuses and accommodation sites as well as on-going or one-off building works. 

All noise complaints should be reported to Facilities Service Desk, email FacilitiesServiceDesk@napier.ac.uk or call ext: 5000


Our current Estates Strategy commits to any development at Edinburgh Napier University will be responsible, sustainable and reflect our corporate social responsibility aspirations. The values and aims of the Estates Strategy are embedded within the University-wide Strategy 2020, which again highlights environmental sustainability aims through the institution.

For more information, please refer to the Estates Strategy and Strategy 2020​.



BREEAM is the world's leading sustainability assessment method for masterplanning projects, infrastructure and buildings.

Sighthill Campus: BREAAM Excellent

Bainfield Student Accommodation: BREAAM Excellent

Music School at Merchiston: BREAAM Very Good


Riady Lecture Theatre - Craiglockhart Campus 2017

  • Fluorescent light fittings upgraded to LED fittings with an anticipated life span of a minimum of eight years, removing the need to replace light bulbs every two years
  • Outdated control system replaced with a flexible and highly-configurable wireless lighting control system
  • Position of light switches improved
  • Absence detection introduced
  • Upgrading to LED lighting 


​​​Annual savings:

  • 8 tonnes of CO2e
  • 17,000 kWh of electricity
  • £9,600
  • 75% energy reduction
  • Payback 3.4 years (including reduced maintenance costs)


Jack Kilby Computer Centre - Merchiston Campus 2018 

  • LED lighting installed, leading to a reduction in maintenance requirements
  • Flexible and highly-configurable wireless lighting control system installed


Annual savings:

  • 63 tones of CO2e
  • 139,000 kWh of electricity
  • £21,000
  • 60% energy reduction
  • Payback 4 years (including reduced maintenance costs)

Learning Resource Centre - Sighthill Campus 2018 

  • More than 600 light fittings retrofit with LED boards, significantly reducing waste and resource use.

The project is funded from the Scottish Funding Council interest free loan from their University Carbon Reduction fund.


Annual savings:

  • 32 tonnes of CO2e
  • 83,500 kWh of electricity
  • £13,600
  • 65% energy reduction
  • Payback 5 years (excluding reduced maintenance costs)


Office and Classrooms - Merchiston Campus 2018  

  • Controls upgraded to absence detection reducing consumption by an estimated 75%

  • Over 80 rooms identified with ineffecient T8 light fittings, replaced with LED fittings

The project is funded from the Scottish Funding Council interest free loan from their University Carbon Reduction fund.


Annual savings:

  • 42 tonnes of CO2e

  • 110,500 kWh of electricity

  • £18,000

  • 75% energy reduction

  • Packback 3.9 years (excluding reduced maintenance costs)