TSBE Centre & Thames Valley Chamber of Commerce collaborate on Energy Management

The recent Energy Seminar “Innovation in Energy Management” held by University of Reading in association with The Thames Valley Chamber of Commerce was hailed as a success by participants.

The seminar was led by Dr Phil Coker. Presenting best practice and implementation of energy and carbon reduction were David Merefield, Senior Sustainability Manager at Sainsburys and Dan Fernbank, Energy Manager at University of Reading. Delegates learnt more about energy research projects at the university including “The Thames Valley Vision Project” from Dr Ben Potter, Associate Professor, and networked with colleagues from the energy sector.

Dr Coker commented ‘Energy provision and use is seeing dramatic changes, challenges and opportunities. Innovation and sharing of best practice can help companies to reduce costs and mitigate risks, and, further, to access new revenue streams and markets. For the University, industry relevance is valued by our researchers and funders. We want to ensure our teaching and research both inform and are informed by cutting edge industry practice.
This series of energy themed seminars seeks to enhance knowledge sharing between the University energy research community and our partner network of energy industry professionals. Innovation will be at the heart of University led events, whether in technology, application or practice.’


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