Ben Roberts is a researcher working on the Green Deal Go Early project, an extensive monitoring program covering many domestic properties across Greater Manchester. The project uses a suite of tests, interviews and long term monitoring to determine the effectiveness of retrofit measures funded through the Green Deal.
Ben is an expert in sustainability with a focus on energy use in buildings and renewable energy generation. His background includes a first degree in ‘Environmental Science’ and a postgraduate diploma in ‘Renewable Energy and the Built Environment’, studied at the Centre for Alternative Technology in Mid-Wales. He previously worked as a sustainability consultant, covering areas such as environmental legislation, renewable generation incentives, carbon footprinting and renewable energy technologies. In this position he also administered a £4 million grant scheme for community-scale renewable energy projects on behalf of the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.