With a background in environmental management and policy, Laura has expertise in renewable energy and energy efficiency.
Since joining Eunomia in September 2015 she has applied these capabilities to a number of policy- and operations-based projects, working with both public and private sector clients.
Laura has recently worked on a project for Tees Valley Combined Authority to assess the potential for energy demand management in the region. This involved carrying out an analysis of the opportunities for and benefits of applying advanced energy demand management including energy storage to the commercial, industrial and domestic energy systems (heat, electricity). Laura also worked on a project to devise an innovative approach to developing Zero Carbon Zones (ZCZs) as a demonstrator of smart living on behalf of Welsh Government and the West Wales councils. Laura has recently supported Blackburn with Darwen Council on its successful application for funding towards a feasibility study for a heat network in the region.
Laura is currently leading the provision of technical support to the Department of Energy and Climate Change on its delivery of the Electricity Demand Reduction Pilot. This includes assessing Measurement and Verification Plans from applicants, verifying that peak kilowatt savings are being achieved and coordinating a site inspection programme. Laura is also currently providing support in managing a renewable energy database, which brings her into regular contact with renewable energy developers to review the status of projects in development.
Laura has previously undertaken project work on behalf of Bristol Energy Network, evaluating the effectiveness of the ‘Bristol Energy Champions’ network. This involved working with organisations such as the National Health Service, Centre for Sustainable Energy and Bristol City Council to gain an in-depth understanding of the Bristol Energy Champions project as part of the Bristol Green Capital.
Before joining Eunomia, Laura worked on a variety of projects at Loughborough University in their Corporate Services and Sustainability teams. She organised and ran workshops across University departments and the University hotel, following up on audits carried out by the Energy Manager, to raise awareness about energy saving opportunities and the practicalities of their implementation. Laura also provided administrative support towards ISO14001 accreditation for the University’s Environmental Management System.
Laura holds a Masters in Environmental Policy and Management from the University of Bristol in which she received with distinction.