Students in London to learn about Games' sustainability

Students learn about Games' sustainability

Top engineering and architectural students are attending a summer school in London learning from companies that helped build the Olympic park.

The students from 20 countries have had sessions with the companies to learn about the latest in sustainability and energy efficiency at the heart of the Games.

The students are in London attending the Universities and Students for Energy Efficiency (USE EFF) summer school, held in partnership with the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) and the Italian Ministry for the Environment.

As part of the program, the students have developed their own projects focusing on the energy performance of sports facilities, sustainable design and building processes. The work is being presented tomorrow at the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining in central London.

Dr Daniela Melandri, President of the USE Efficiency Association, said: “This is a tremendous opportunity for students across the world to come together, to work with professional experts, to bring a fresh point of view in the professional debate to improve energy performances in the building sector.”

Dr Mike Short, President of the IET said: “Nurturing and supporting tomorrow’s engineers is a fundamental passion of the IET and we are proud to be the primary partner for the USE Efficiency summer school. 

“This partnership was born out of our relationship with the ODA’s Learning Legacy programme and sees the IET underpinning the industrial material for these students during their summer school.  This will reinforce the early stages of their career once they leave university, equipping them for a solid start in engineering.  We have been delighted with the student response to the IET’s contribution and look forward to watching their progress.”

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