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An Industry first as RUMM employs a Low Carbon Psychologist

Phil Griffiths 300x227 An Industry first as RUMM employs a Low Carbon Psychologist

Phil Griffiths (pictured 2nd from left) has joined RUMM following the completion of his research on Low Carbon Behaviour with the University of South Wales.

RUMM was the first company to measure how much energy can be saved through “non-technical” or “behaviour” measures in an industrial or commercial setting. It came as a shock to a technology focussed business that non-technical savings were usually greater than technical savings. It became apparent that this area needed to be understood to minimise energy savings in the workplace and led to the sponsoring of research projects into Behavioural Science at the University of South Wales.

Phil’s research included a behavioural intervention at the Trostre works of TATA Steel which achieved a controlled and significant improvement in energy performance resulting in substantial financial savings and reduced carbon emissions.

We believe that Phil is the first Low Carbon Psychologist appointment anywhere – which is perhaps appropriate as we believe RUMM is the first company to isolate and measure the magnitude of behavioural savings due to accurate metering technology and IBASS software as a means of measuring outcomes. This is an appointment which can help deliver more energy savings for RUMM’s current and future customers.

Phil is pictured with left of picture Steve Lloyd (RUMM) and his academic supervisors at University of South Wales Jim Handley and Steve Thomas

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