UK: The Sustainable Energy Association (SEA) has appointed Graham Wright of Daikin UK and Russell Dean of Mitsubishi Electric Europe as vice presidents.
The appointments follow the re-appointment of social housing leader Lord Best as SEA president.
Established in 2013, the Sustainable Energy Association represents 28 member companies including manufacturers, energy providers and NGOs.
Graham Wright, Daikin UK’s legislation and compliance manager, said of his appointment: “This is a very interesting time for the association and the wider building industry, and it is one that calls for industry collaboration. We must come together in ways we have never seen before.
“The use of renewable technologies in UK homes and commercial buildings is dramatically increasing and we all face a considerable challenge: we must understand how to design, install and maintain new heating systems, build homes that perform as designed, and reduce our carbon emissions at the same time.” he added.
Working alongside Graham Wright, fellow vice president, Russell Dean, Mitsubishi Electric Europe’s head of residential heating and ventilation, added: “We will look at how we can promote the full range of skills, expertise and technologies to allow the SEA and its members to work with government and other bodies, and to really start to tackle the built environment.
“Since its foundation, the Sustainable Energy Association and its membership have made significant contributions toward the development of policy affecting building-level energy measures and before us now sits our biggest target yet: the ambitious challenge to reach net-zero by 2050.”
Association president Lord Best explained: “The Association is taking a leading role in promoting legislation to improve energy efficiency, with private members bills being sponsored in both Houses of Parliament, and in championing urgent and innovative action to cut carbon emissions.”