The Bartlett School of Sustainable Construction


BSSC shines at UCL Sustainability Special Awards 2021

16 July 2021

BSSC celebrate the inspiring work of staff rallying to create a fair and sustainable future through teaching, research, and projects at the UCL Sustainability Special Awards 2021.

Sustainability awards

Congratulations to all BSSC staff who have been recognised for making change possible at UCL and beyond. We’re thrilled to see the department creating ideas to encourage sustainability while working from home; including online wellbeing events, planting at home campaigns and strategic sustainability plans.

Sustainability Research Award

Awarded to the researcher/s whose contribution to the environment and/or society at UCL, or beyond, has the greatest positive impact.


Priti Parikh
Dr Priti Parikh, Associate Professor, Head of Engineering for International Development Centre at the Bartlett School of Sustainable Construction

Priti has championed the role of infrastructure to address Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) over the last five years. She led a UCL team which demonstrated the links between sanitation and energy, climate change, health, education and poverty reduction, making a case for targeted action in sanitation. Until that point the linkages between water and the SDGs had been mapped but the role of sanitation had received very little attention. Priti has also led efforts to influence policy and practice, with her and her team’s work influencing the African Sanitation Strategy, and how SDGs are monitored in South Africa.

Green Impact Award

Bartlett School of Sustainable Construction (BSSC Green Onions) retain their Gold Award for Green Impact.

The Green Onions Team:

  • Taslima Ferdous
  • Polly Turner
  • Anita Treso
  • Pu Yang (PhD student)
  • Wu Yanga (PhD student)
  • Prof Aeli Roberts
  • Dr Niamh Murtagh

Anita Treso commented: “This was very much a team effort this year. At one point, we weren’t even sure we were going to be able to submit to Green Impact with all the extraordinary conditions BSSC colleagues have had to work through this academic year. But we did it!

Thank you to Taslima Ferdous and Polly Turner for attending the audit and to Dr Niamh Murtagh and Prof. Aeli Roberts for their continued support and advice.

Green Impact is more than just about recycling waste, it’s about bringing colleagues and students from across UCL together.”

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