SOAS University of London

Introduction to your new Energy Manager – Stephen McKinnell

4 February 2011

Stephen joined SOAS in March 2010 as head of Energy Management which is a shared role with 4 other Bloomsbury Colleges. This new role is primarily to look after the 20 year Bloomsbury Heat and Power contract which has reached the halfway point. The BHP scheme is operated by a 3rd party and uses combined heat and power (CHP) engines located in the SOAS boiler house to supply heat and electricity around the Bloomsbury precinct in a more cost effective and environmentally friendly way. The role will help to further improve the performance of the existing scheme and help develop it further for the future.

The role also provides energy management and carbon reduction measures to the members of the consortium. A number of projects have been implemented at SOAS over the last few months which will reduce the carbon footprint of the school and reduce operating costs. SOAS are also taking part in cohort 6 of the Carbon Trust’s Higher Education Carbon Management Programme which will complete in March 2011 with a full Carbon Management Plan to help us meet our target reduction of 43% of CO2 emissions by 2020 based on our 2005 footprint.