CIBSE member on Top 50 Women in Engineering list

Professor Sandy Halliday recognised for her contribution to sustainability in engineering

CIBSE member Professor Sandy Halliday has been recognised in this year’s Top 50 Women in Engineering awards.

Professor Halliday gained the award in recognition of her contribution to sustainability within the industry.

She established Gaia Research (now Gaia Group) in 1995 to develop sustainable solutions for the built environment. It is currently involved in research, design, evaluation, dissemination, training and capacity building.

Her own research covers solar air conditioning, the circular economy, zero waste, future proofed, low-allergy housing and urban design.

The awards, run by Women’s Engineering Society (WES) as part of International Women in Engineering Day, celebrate the outstanding contributions from women in the industry. For 2020, the awards focused on exceptional achievements in sustainability.

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