Seddon pledges to support Friends of Energy House 2.0

Construction contractor Seddon has announced it has joined the University of Salford’s Friends of Energy House 2.0, a community of like-minded industry partners committed to fighting the climate emergency.

Climate change is one of the greatest challenges facing society and Friends of Energy House 2.0 is an initiative and Impact Fund that will help to drive the world-leading research of Energy House 2.0, a £16m test and research facility, part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), due to open on the University of Salford campus this autumn.

To become a Friend, Seddon has donated to the Friends of Energy House 2.0 Impact Fund that will focus on driving the activity of the new facility and enhancing the social impact by funding:

  • A STEM PhD Studentship;
  • Educational Outreach Programmes;
  • Student & Local Community Initiatives.

The STEM PhD Studentship will cover the tuition fees for a PhD researcher to work at the Energy House Labs alongside the renowned academic team.

Applications for Educational Outreach Programmes and Student & Local Community Initiatives which focus on climate change, energy efficiency, and sustainability are now open – click here to find out more.

Friends of Energy House 2.0 also has the support of Andy Burnham, Mayor of Greater Manchester, who said: “The mission behind this network is to join forces in raising the profile, amplifying the activity, and enhancing the impact of Energy House 2.0.”

Take a look at Andy Burnham’s introduction to Friends of Energy House 2.0:

Peter Jackson, Managing Director at Seddon, added: “Friends of Energy House 2.0 is an innovative initiative which closely aligns with Seddon’s own environmental commitments as we look to help tackle the climate crisis with a community approach. Seddon is committed to lowering carbon emissions throughout its supply chain and it’s important that, as a community, we do everything we can to reach national net zero targets. By joining Friends of Energy House 2.0, together we can offer valuable social impact by amplifying activity around important research into low carbon and net zero housing.”