UK: The Institute of Refrigeration has announced the death of Carole Bond, who helped manage the sustainable innovation network, SIRACH, and was a co-winner of the Institute’s Lightfoot Medal.
An environmental scientist and sustainability practitioner, Bond was well-known to many IoR members through the network events she ran for SIRACH.
“Carole’s SIRACH networking was legendary. She had a fantastic ability to work out the room and communicate clearly what everyone was thinking and feeling,” said SIRACH chair and IoR past president Graeme Maidment.
Carole Bond’s approaches and techniques have been used successfully in many areas of heating and cooling environmental work over the years including the EU CryoHub project that IoR was part of and the GreenSCIES heat recovery consortium where she helped encourage co-design with local communities.
She was a was co-author of the paper produced by GreenSCIES researchers which won the Kenneth Lightfoot medal for the best paper presented at an IoR evening session in 2021.
Carole Bond had 35 years’ experience of engaging with businesses and organisations of all sizes and across many sectors in the UK and across Europe on resource efficiency issues.
She worked extensively on issues of climate adaptation and mitigation in both the public and private sector and additionally collaborates with the UK’s Chartered Institute of Marketing, for whom she spent 9 years as a responsible marketing champion, on embedding sustainability into marketing practice.