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Congratulations to this year’s Ian McCrae Award winner Sian Grimsley!


Sian Grimsley was named the winner of this year’s Ian McCrae Award at Routes to Clean Air on the 12th October. 

This year, entrants were asked to submit an essay on the following topic: 

With COP26 fast approaching, a growing number of commercial organisations have committed to a long-term net zero target for GHG emissions. Achieving this target could be commensurate with reducing emissions of air pollutants and improving air quality. What inventive air quality strategies/plans could commercial organisations implement that would simultaneously improve air quality and contribute to net zero goals?

Sian Grimsley, Graduate Air Quality Consultant at Hilson Moran, was awarded the prize due to her well-written submission exploring the construction and design of healthy buildings, including the link between indoor air quality and energy efficiency. The judges particularly liked her examples, such as the use of biomimicry.

You can read her submission here.

Thank you to everyone who submitted; we received a number of high quality submissions. Please do keep an eye out for next year’s topic for another chance to win this prestigious title.


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