Award-winning sustainability manager to share expertise at UK’s largest energy exhibition

Rachel Ward, London Metropolitan University’s Sustainability Manager, will be delivering a presentation at the annual Edie Live exhibition.

Date: 2 May 2017

London Metropolitan University has a strong commitment to sustainability and this year Rachel Ward, London Met’s Sustainability Manager, will be delivering a presentation on how to tackle carbon emissions at the 2017 Edie Live exhibition in Birmingham.

Under Rachel’s guidance, London Metropolitan University has reduced its carbon emissions by over 50% from a 2009 baseline and become a sector leader in energy efficiency. The University has been named as the Number One University for carbon reduction in England and Wales in 2015. This was achieved by developing excellent working relationships with the infrastructure, projects and IT teams, implementing energy projects and creating a programme of behaviour change.

Over 100 speakers from companies such as Pets at Home, Eshcon and FareShare, have been invited to speak at this year’s conference.

Rachel said: “I’m really looking forward to speaking at Edie Live to share how we’ve achieved considerable carbon savings and also learning from other companies so we can further improve the University’s sustainability.”

Edie, a trusted and integral part of the workflow of more than 69,000 energy and sustainability professionals, host the annual flagship two-day exhibition and conference attracting thousands of energy, sustainability and resource efficiency professionals.

From practical seminar theatres to the strategic keynote, from technology demonstrations and the latest business solutions to tailored visitor experiences via sustainability clinics and topic trails, Edie Live brings the Edie network to life.

The exhibition aims to connect people with the information, ideas and the suppliers they need to make their businesses more sustainable.

This year the exhibition will be held on 23 and 24 May in Birmingham. Tickets are free and can be booked on the Edie website.

Earlier in 2017, Rachel won Energy Manager of the Year at the annual Edie awards.

Find out more about Sustainability at London Met.