Driving change to address economic, social and environmental challenges is high on everyone’s agenda and this is no different at Catalyst. From fostering positive workplaces, to achieving net zero, tackling climate change and nurturing environmental regeneration; change is needed.
Good intentions don’t fuel change, but actions do and at Catalyst, we have been ahead of the game in our approach and practices to service our existing buildings, plan for new ones, and upgrade infrastructure with more efficient and sustainable technology as they evolve. To date we are delighted to achieve a Carbon output across our property portfolio that is 3 times lower (8.89kg CO2/m2.) than the European Environment Agency’s Benchmark (27.592kg CO2 /m2). But, there is more work to do and more can be done to build a more sustainable future for all to thrive in, and we all have our part to play in this.
Read about our commitment to achieve carbon neutrality below and learn about our policies and approaches that will help us reach carbon neutrality by the year 2040.
As members of the Catalyst community, we value your input and actions that contribute to our goals and look forward to collaborating with you for your own carbon and energy consumption initiatives. This policy is just the start, and we invite you to read our policy and soon, we will arrange a meeting with you to discuss our strategies and hear your suggestions and feedback.
Director of Property and Community
Mervyn Watley is the Director of Property & Community at Catalyst. Mervyn has been in this role since 2007 and over this period has overseen extensive capital development and tremendous growth in on-campus company numbers.
Prior to Catalyst Mervyn managed real estate and large capital programmes for Ulster University and Northern (now Danske) Bank. Mervyn is a graduate from Ulster University
Mervyn was previously a Non-Executive director of the UK Science Park Association
Head of Facilities
Declan McCaffrey is the Head of Facilities for Catalyst where he Works within the Property Team, working closely with the Community Team to deliver a world class service for Catalysts onsite community, partners and visitors.
With 15 years experience in Facilities Management and passionate about making the working environment an even more green and sustainable place.
Declan graduated from University of Ulster in 2008 with a degree in Building Surveying, Adv Diploma in Leadership and Management in 2012. He is an avid Life saver and achieved a Bronze Medallion and Award of Merit.
He also enjoys playing football, golf, walking his dog and hiking in his spare time.
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