Dulas, a renewable energy consultancy company from Wales, has been an active partner of our project. Isabel visited their company to present her PhD research. The focus of her talk was the methodology to assess the environmental performance of water use which is called Life Cycle Assessment. Her first case study will be on water use at #PenrhynCastle near Bangor, a demo site for heat recovery in Wales. Apart from comparing the environmental impacts from water use versus other impacts from heating and electricity consumption, Isabel is looking at the heat recovery system for the castle's tearooms.
The findings of her first assessment can serve as a basis of comparison to other water users especially in food and drinks processing. Saving water and energy becomes more and more crucial to businesses in times of record breaking summers and an increase in water stressed areas in and outside the UK. For instance, a second Guinness brewery could not be built in Dublin simply because of a lack of water. The Dulas audience showed a strong interest in our work and a commitment to continue collaborating with our project . We thank Dulas for the opportunity to meet and present our work!
Are you also a business interested in making water use more sustainable and learn about her and our research? Get in touch: Isabel.firstname.lastname@example.org