Student accommodation energy manager nets prestigious EI award

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The Group Energy and Environment Manager at Unite Students has received the Energy Institute (EI) Energy Management Leader of the Year Award 2019, fighting off tough competition from five other finalists demonstrating the best in their profession across diverse business sectors.

James Tiernan IEng MEI received the award at the prestigious edie Sustainability Leaders Awards ceremony in February, in recognition for his successful strategies saving carbon, energy, water and costs in properties housing 50,000 students in 28 cities.

Speaking after receiving the award, James said: ‘Getting noticed helps push efficiency up the agenda inside your organisation and it’s a real boost for your own career. Winning this award has certainly done both for me.’

Also recognised by the judges was Lara Young of Costain Group, who was highly commended for her passion and hard work embedding sustainability into all stages of the infrastructure construction process.

The EI has partnered with edie for the award for almost two decades, as part of its long-standing commitment to building careers and celebrating achievement in energy management.

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