The importance of the impact of the research being undertaken by Samantha Mudie at the TSBE Centre, was recognised by CIBSE at their Technical Symposium 2013 when she won the award for “Most significant contribution to the art and science of building services engineering – The report, concept, idea or technology that is likely to make the most immediate and significant impact on engineering the built environment.”
Sam is sponsored by Mitchells and Butlers and her paper entitled ‘Benchmarking energy use in licenced restaurants and pubs’ investigated the carbon footprint of commercial kitchens and analysed a large set of energy performance data. Her analysis found that the actual energy consumption was almost double previous sector estimates and included recommendations to improve the current benchmarks. Samantha is currently speaking at a conference in China to further disseminate the findings of her work.
To find out more about Samanthas work at the TSBE Centre: http://www.reading.ac.uk/tsbe/Current-research-projects/tsbe-research-engineers.aspx
Or to see her CIBSE award winning paper: http://www.cibse.org/index.cfm?go=page.view&item=2877