Panasonic signs University of Edinburgh to offset scheme

The UK’s University of Edinburgh has opted in to Panasonic’s Offset for Life programme for the development of its Edinburgh Centre for Climate Change (ECCC) building.

Offset for Life allows the carbon emitted by Panasonic projectors (and displays) to be offset by funding a variety of programmes around the world.

The Edinburgh Centre for Climate Change (ECCC) is an innovation centre created to address the need to develop solutions for a low carbon future. A physical space for the ECCC is currently in planning and development stages and is scheduled to be completed by Spring/Summer 2014.

John Power, project manager, Learning and Teaching Spaces Technology at Edinburgh University, said: "Incorporating the carbon offset into our plans from the outset means our we have a better chance of receiving the highest possible rating from the Building Research Establishment Environment Assessment Method (BREEAM).

"We are thrilled that Edinburgh University chose to opt-in to Offset for Life as this programme is ideally suited for its Climate Change Centre", said Daniel Rose, category manager, Professional Projector & Display at Panasonic.