16 December 2021 12.30pm – 1.30pm Webinar


Join the IWFM South West Region to explore carbon: what it is, why it is harmful and what we can do to reduce carbon emissions, particularly in the key area of estates and facilities. To tackle an issue, you need to understand it and that's what this webinar will help you do.

Your host Richard Kimber (Deputy Chair SW Committee) will be joined by Abbie Basketer, Carbon Action Manager from the University of the West of England.

Following a 45 minute presentation, we’ll hold a Q&A session, providing an opportunity for the audience to put their questions directly to the speakers.


Abbie Basketter

Carbon Action Manager, University of West England

Abbie Basketter is UWE’s Carbon Action Manager with a focus on reducing energy and water use across the University’s estate in line with the UWE’s climate change commitments.

Abbie has worked in the field of energy and carbon emissions for almost 20 years in local authorities, the private sector and now in Higher Education.

Richard Kimber MSc BSc (Hons)

Data, Systems and Service Delivery Manager, University of the West of England

Richard Kimber has been a committee member for the IWFM South West Region for a number of years and accepted the role of Deputy Chair just before the start of the pandemic. He has been working in the FM sphere with the University of West of England since 2010, and been working with our FM systems since 2015. Richard has been responsible for modernising their use of CAFM systems, and improving the reliability of the data they use to make decisions in Security, Hospitality and Estates.

This year Richard took a new role managing the team that run building systems for the Estates team - including traditional BMS, Intruder Alarm, Fire Alarm and Access Control.