10th May 2021

Meet Ben Pentland, our new Carbon Reduction Technical Support Engineer

Ben recently joined Taylor and Fraser as our new Carbon Reduction Technical Support Engineer. As carbon reduction is an area of priority for many of our clients, Ben’s role is vital to ensure our projects are future fit. Get to know Ben and find out more about his role in our team below.

Hi Ben. What does your role involve?

I provide energy efficiency auditing services to our clients in line with ISO50001 to recover underutilised energy and reduce their utility bills. I also provide input to the design capacities of low carbon technologies and renewables such as Heat Pumps, Solar PV, Biomass boilers and EV Chargers. This allows us to be a ‘one stop shop’ for energy, and therefore carbon reduction.

What does your background in the industry look like?

The majority of my career has been within the industrial energy efficiency consultancy sector working on international projects both in the design office and on-site in a Project Management role. My most recent position before joining Taylor and Fraser was with a renewable technology supplier that specialised in the specification, supply and install of Heat Pumps, Micro CHP and Solar, in the domestic and commercial sectors.

Why do you believe it is important for organisations to consider their environmental approach?

Everyone has to do their part as we all share the same space, so if people are insulating their homes and recycling as much as they can, then we also want to help organisations contribute their share to the green movement. Energy is one of the key commodities left, after labour and materials, that people haven’t put under the microscope yet in order to reduce running costs.

What first attracted you to join Taylor and Fraser?

It’s a proactive company that wants to make a positive difference, building on their rich heritage, to provide low carbon options to their clients. The team can turn their hand and expertise to any engineering challenge with a can-do attitude. I am thrilled to be a part of that!

What are you most looking forward to in your new role with Taylor and Fraser? 

Getting my sleeves rolled up and providing an energy reduction service to Taylor and Fraser’s client list whilst implementing sustainable long-term reduction in their utility bills.

What do you enjoy in your spare time?

When at home in NI, I enjoyed playing rugby, hiking in the mountains, and during the lockdown skipping for personal fitness (or trying to under the effects of the lockdown!). I plan to continue these now that I’m settled in my new home, Scotland. I’m also really looking forward to exploring The Highlands!

Are you currently reading any interesting books?

The most recent book that needs to be ticked off the finish list is “The Man in the High Castle”. I picked it up after reading 1984, which I thoroughly enjoyed on a recommendation from a friend.

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