Imperial Sainsbury's Partnership Governance Structure

Imperial College works closely with various Sainsbury's business units that are committed to decarbonising operations. The partnership key focus areas are:

  • Decarbonisation strategy: carbon mapping, low carbon roadmaps, low carbon fuel trade-offs, techno-economic evaluation of investments, and property portfolio invesment plan
  • Transport operations: energy efficiency, cooling and power technologies, impact of internet sales, research on logistics re-routing
  • Energy building performance: benchmarking performance methods of buildings and energy systems, refrigeration & HVAC robust performance indicators, control strategies of building management systems, analysis of energy efficiency and low carbon investments, radical re-design of refrigeration systems in supermarkets
  • Energy technology review: appraisal of low carbon technologies and optmisation models of distributed technologies for power, heat and coolth provision
  • Sustainable ethical sourcing: carbon, energy, and waste reduction in food production and delivery processes
"The partnership is a testament of how academia and industry can collaborate effectively to address problems that have no straightforward answer. We are working on developing innovative models and transferring our findings so Sainsbury’s can make sound low carbon investment decisions" - Dr Salvador Acha, Project Manager and Research Fellow