Energy and Environment Research

LSBU wins national award for GreenSCIES energy project

22 June 2021

Academics from London South Bank University (LSBU) have won the prestigious Kenneth Lightfoot medal at the Institute of Refrigeration’s annual awards event, for the best webinar in 2020 about their revolutionary low carbon smart energy grid, GreenSCIES.

The LSBU GreenSCIES project aims to provide the design for low carbon and low cost transport, power and heat to thousands of homes in England including Islington, Sandwell and Barnsley. It uses a smart energy grid to reduce carbon emissions by an estimated 80% (against conventional systems), tackle fuel poverty by reducing consumer bills and deliver air quality improvements by reducing pollutants.

GreenSCIES is funded by the Innovate UK through the Government’s Industrial Strategy Fund on Prospering from the Energy Revolution. It is a large consortium involving 15 partners, including local authorities, SMEs and large companies with experience in large infrastructure projects, heating and cooling networks, renewable energy, artificial intelligence, developing new business models and engagement with local communities.

The Institute of Refrigeration (IOR) is an independent registered charity for the refrigeration, air conditioning and heat pump sector.

Catarina Marques, Senior Research Fellow, London South Bank University (LSBU) said, “We are so pleased to win the Kenneth Lightfoot Medal for the best webinar about the revolutionary low carbon smart energy grid that we have developed, GreenSCIES. The LSBU GreenSCIES project is helping shape the future of smart local energy systems by providing low carbon and low cost transport, power and heat to thousands of homes. It is so rewarding to be a part of such a great team.”

Asa Barber, LSBU’s Dean of Engineering, said: “GreenSCIES demonstrates how LSBU has brought together communities and small businesses to reduce carbon emissions and tackle fuel poverty. It’s a great example of how LSBU research is making a difference to the lives of people around the UK.”