The event was an opportunity for delegates to witness the award-winning STEP project, and understand how the university has implemented a range of technologies to transform the way vital utilities – gas, electricity and water – and produced on and extracted from the campus.
Host Henry Gun Why, project leader at Harper Adams, said: “Today is a milestone day for Harper Adams to demonstrate its sustainability credentials to the sector.
He explained that as the project came to fruition, university’s estates team realised they had a lot to show and tell to the sector. “There were a lot of lessons learned, so Harper Adams, being a very honest, high-integrity institution, wishes to share that with the sector.
“It is an important day for knowledge exchange between engineers, between institutions and also between collaborating parties; it is a shared understanding of how far we have come in a very short space of time.”