Tom Parrot


Energy Manager, Kingston University


Tom has a degree in environmental science from the University of Plymouth, Advanced Energy Managers Qualification from the Energy Institute and NEBOSH General Certificate in Health & Safety Management. He has almost 10 years’ experience working in environmental and energy management roles across a range of public and private sector companies.

At Kingston University Tom’s role encompasses both operational and strategic energy management and is focussed on ensuring that the University meets its ambitious CO2 reduction targets. His role includes the procurement of energy, development and delivery of low to zero carbon projects, policy and strategy development, data analysis, statutory compliance and communication. The role also requires the co-ordination of building services and project management teams in order to deliver the University’s low carbon ambitions.

Tom began his career at a large food manufacturing company in Cornwall where he engaged the senior team in the low carbon journey, delivered demonstrable cost/CO2 savings and built a successful environmental management system culminating in the business winning the ‘Best Managed Large Business’ at the Cornwall Sustainability Awards. In 2011 he moved to the Royal Botanic Gardens Kew to focus on Energy Management. Here, he successfully delivered a range of technical projects including combined heat and power, solar photovoltaic, BMS, LED lighting as well as re-writing the business energy strategy, culminating in significant CO2 reductions.


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