Harry helps set target to reduce Carbon Emissions

14th July 2017

Harry James a 4th year student at Newcastle University is joining Esh over the summer to complete his University MSc dissertation in sustainable chemical engineering.

We work regularly with higher and further education establishments offering higher & further education and work experience giving students a chance to develop their employability skills.

Following the completion BA Hons in Chemical Engineering he has chosen to complete an MSc project and has been given the opportunity to complete his final project with Esh Group. The aim of Harry’s project is to develop an understanding of Science Based Targets whilst developing an achievement plan helping Esh to reduce carbon emissions.

Science Based Targets are carbon emissions which make sure that private companies remain in line with government targets as stated in the 2015 Paris Agreement; tackling climate change. We understand the link between the built environment and the natural environment is a sustainable one.

We have developed an internal Sustainability Programme Summit 2026 to help us address the needs of our clients whilst providing environmental sustainability within the Group.

The 10-year sustainability programme has set objectives which cover a range of issues such as; culture, waste management, environmental protection and carbon emissions. It is our aim to set a Science Based Target for carbon reduction by 2018 in line with our carbon objective set in Summit 2026.

Harry’s study will estimate the total carbon emissions used by Esh Group which will be sampled from our largest site and scaling for the rest of the company. The first part to this project for Harry has seen him set up an “Emissions Inventory” which will hold all data sampled.

Harry will be visiting Esh House regularly to discuss his findings as well as visiting key sites such as Northumbria University CIS building. The first part of his project has seen him set up an “Emissions Inventory” which is holding all data sampled.

I am very happy about being able to work with Esh for my masters’ project, as I believe the hands on experience will give me that extra edge when starting my career in sustainability. Due to the huge range of work that Esh do I will hopefully end up with a project that is both useful for Esh Group and one I can be proud of.

- Harry James, MSc Student

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