With a total of 15 years’ experience in Product Development and Service Marketing across a range of industries, Alex Hyslop has worked with Mira Showers for the last six years undertaking integral roles from the construction of new and innovative products to commercial interiors.
Alex has a BSc in Environmental Science from the University of Leeds and has implemented this wider understanding throughout his professional career. With a firm passion in developing creative products that help resolve the sustainability challenges we experience in our everyday lives, Alex explores ways in which he can utilise aesthetic design with modern technologies to provide customers with sustainable solutions, that don’t compromise on style, as we move forward into a greener future.
Claire is a Smart Places Consultant with experience in innovation, strategy and programme management. After 20 years in Financial Services Claire took a career break to study for an MSc in Cities at the London School of Economics before joining the WSP Smart Places team. She has designed and delivered communications strategies and case studies to educate senior management on the transformational potential of emerging technologies. Claire is interested in human behaviour and all the places where innovation and cities meet.
Specialist in residential sustainability, energy efficiency, energy management and behavioural change.
Extensive experience of:
– Fuel poverty and affordable warmth
– Domestic water management
– Energy efficiency and carbon reduction project service delivery
Richard is a Chartered Environmentalist with a life-long interest in sustainability issues. He has carried out over 50 full sustainability assessments of social landlords using the SHIFT standard and is very proud that these lead to significant environmental improvements.
Richard is an ESOS Lead Assessor and his key skills are calculating carbon emissions and the technical side of research. He has also led on Post-Occupancy Evaluation studies in the housing sector.
At Imperial College London Richard developed a waste silt recycling process and gained an MSc in Environmental Engineering.
Richard is also an Accredited Professional for the WELL building standard.
Steve Johnston, Home Water Efficiency/Water Saving Manager – Affinity Water
Steve works in the Demand Management team at Affinity Water – the team is responsible for encouraging customers to support our water efficiency initiatives. Reducing our customers’ wastage ensures we can provide high quality drinking water whilst taking care of our environment for our communities.
He oversees the development and delivery of multiple operational projects, including our Home Water Efficiency Checks that influences customer behaviour and provides water efficiency products to 22,000 homes per year to reduce overall usage.
Ed has worked in the heating, ventilation, air conditioning and plumbing industry for over 20 years, having begun his career as an apprentice in 1999. He dedicated 15 highly successful years to a leading global pump manufacturer as 3D CAD Engineer and Service Manager. During this period Ed specialised in offsite construction solutions, namely designing and installing packaged plant rooms.
Ed joined Altecnic 5 years ago as Technical Manager and since then, Ed has developed his role by creating a range of webinars and YouTube videos that focus on delivering top quality technical knowledge.
David has a Masters degree in Sustainable Architecture (Advanced Energy and Environmental Studies), is a fully qualified Gassafe and renewables installer and has 30 years experience in the industry. He has been the Sustainable building Expert at Grand Designs live exhibitions for 10 years, writes for Homebuilding and Renovating magazine, is a member of the Gloucester Design review panel, often presents CPDs and courses, and is a guest speaker at the National Selfbuild & Renovation Centre.
Passionate about healthy efficient homes, he often works with architects and house builders and designs and project manages appropriate performance technologies and heating systems to achieve the healthiest outcome for every home, energy efficiently and cost effectively.
Self-confessed Geek Adam Chapman has an insatiable thirst for knowledge in the heating industry and has quickly risen to become a well-respected thought leader in the field, winning contracts for industry training with BEIS. His flagship training course ‘Heating mastery’ is nearly 1 year old yet has already trained dozens of engineers in BIES, Vaillant, Viessmann, and Daikin to name a few, and 400 design engineers.
Adam is also co-director of VitoEnergy, the UK’s number 1 Hydrogen fuel cell installation company despite only being 3 years old. As well as hydrogen fuel cells for the home, VitoEnergy design and install Air, Ground and Water source Heat pumps, Solar energy and battery storage. VitoEnergy’s success continues as later this year they are set to double in capacity.
His Mission is to “Renew the heating industry”.
Adam can be reached at their website or email@example.com
Stephen has over 5 years experience in the HVAC building services industry, working with designers and engineers from initial concept design through to on-site visits ensuring projects and designed and delivered to the best possible standard.
TICA, the Thermal Insulation Contractors Association represent the thermal insulation industry, helping to set standards and advise on policy. Chris Ridge recently joined TICA as Technical Policy Manager. Chris has with over ten years of experience in the thermal insulation industry and over twenty five years in the wider construction and engineering industries.
Mike joined the Senior Management Team at FairHeat as a Principal Engineer and has established himself as a leading technical authority in heat networks in the UK. Prior to joining FairHeat, Mike was Head of Design for E.ON, leading their Design team.
World leading proponent of Behavioural Economics, Rory Sutherland, kick-started the field when he lead his presidency agenda at the Institute of Practitioners in Advertising in London. Rory is an award winning ‘behavioural impressario’ and TED speaker.
Jordan is a Senior Consultant working for the Behavioural Science team, with a focus on sustainability. First-class graduate in Biology with extensive experience in Evolutionary Psychology, Behavioural Economics and Decision Theory. Fascinated by how our evolutionary programming affects the actions we take today.
Emma joined the Food and Drink Federation in October 2019, and is currently focused on building stakeholder commitment to net zero ahead of the UK hosting COP26. This is centred around establishing a Roadmap to Net Zero for the sector with an accompanying handbook for businesses. Alongside, Emma spends time working with stakeholders across the supply chain and in other sectors, to help food and drink manufacturing in the decarbonisation challenges ahead.
Colin Timmins is Director of Building Technologies at BEAMA and looks after the Heating Controls and Ventilation groups, as well as the residential sector group of eu.bac (European building automation and controls.) A Chartered Engineer with a background in building services engineering, he has 25 years’ experience in sustainable energy projects in the public and private sector and worked for the Energy Saving Trust for eight years establishing their energy advice service and consumer behaviour change strategies.
Kristina has worked in the lighting industry as a designer and consultant for 14 years, currently working as a senior lighting designer in the Atkins specialist lighting team in London. Currently working as a senior lighting designer for Atkins Global within the lighting team; her recent projects have included London City Airport expansion project, Euston Station redevelopment and Southampton Cruise Terminal.
Fascinated by people and the planet, Rosanna has a passion to educate others in sustainability whilst creating environments for positive disruption. Rosanna co-founded CREation Property Network, an award-winning, not-for-profit, organisation focussed on inclusion for young professionals, and London Development Company, YOO Living, as well as being RICS accredited.
With over 25 years experience in manufacturing and R&D, John leads the system design, product development and customer support for Stiebel Eltron UK. He is Chairman of both the Domestic Heat Pump Association and the BEAMA Electric Space and water heating group . He was awarded the Contribution to Energy Efficiency Award 2013 by the Energy Efficiency and Renewables Awards.
Dr Joanne Patterson is a Senior Research Fellow at the Welsh School of Architecture at Cardiff University where she leads the Energy, Environment and People Research Group. She is currently leading research on the SPECIFIC 2 Low Carbon Built Environment demonstration project implementing replicable, appropriate and affordable low carbon technologies into different built environments to reduce carbon emissions and energy use and improve internal conditions for occupants.
Richard has transferred his extensive military experience, along with an academic learning of leadership, to the corporate space, where he designed and delivered leadership development programmes and initiatives for several years in a £1.1Bn organisation focused on operational delivery. Now he’s a navigator for emerging and senior leaders – guiding organisations, teams and individuals to get from A to B, helping them to make capacity, think differently, empower others, focus on results and optimise business performance.
Van is the Deputy Director of Sustainable Business at the Environment Agency. She leads the team responsible for delivering the Agency’s ambition to become a net zero organisation by 2030 and championing a just transition, resource optimisation and environmental net gain.
Susanne Baker is associate director for climate, environment and sustainability at techUK, the business organisation for the UK’s technology sector. She is chair of the board of directors for Material Change, a new not-for-profit which is trying to make reuse and recycling of electricals easier.
Dr Zainab Dangana manages and leads Wates Sustainable Technology Services within Wates Group that looks at better ways to design, construct and maintain buildings to accelerate the transition to net zero carbon buildings and supporting the uptake of sustainable innovations.
Rebecca is a highly experienced marketer and known for breathing new life into technology products. She leads the global marketing and product development at Octopus Energy. Alongside its tech, all Octopus marketing is developed in house, from design and copy through to booking, sitting side by side with operations and customer support.
A graduate of Dundee and Strathclyde Universities, Prof. Sharpe has both practice and research expertise in architecture, construction, particularly ventilation, health and indoor air quality in housing. Prof. Sharpe has expertise in architecture, construction, particularly ventilation, health and indoor air quality in housing, and the influence of ventilation design on the prevalence of anti-microbial bacteria in homes. He was a member of the NICE Public Health Advisory Committee on Indoor Air Quality, RCPCH working Group on IAQ and children’s health, and was PI on the Health Effects of Modern Airtight Construction.
Ian is part of the Energiesprong team adapting the Dutch developed approach for the UK market, working closely with teams in Netherlands, France and Germany. He is leading ground-breaking delivery projects across the UK, including the Mayor of London’s Retrofit Accelerator Homes programme and the Zero Energy Buildings Catalyst project, and working with social landlords and industry partners to build a volume market.
Nick leads the digital transformation of the Atkins UK&E business. Nick develops new technologies and processes for the benefit of the built environment, whilst creating wealth generating organisations. Passionate about sustainability and my previous work in Wales at BRE and the Welsh Government, led to the delivery of the UKs first zero carbon passivhaus and innovation park in Ebbw Vale.
Diana Celella is an international award-winning designer, Director of The Drawing Room Interiors, Associate Consultant Hammond Care. Her achievements in her industry have made her a pacesetter with amazing contributions. Diana’s background with a BA Degree in 3D Design (Interior Design), coupled with her learned and acquired knowledge and skills have enabled her build a successful brand and career.
Philip is the Chief Executive Officer of the Energy Systems Catapult. Philip has an MA in Philosophy, Politics and Economics from Oxford University. He is a Commissioner on the global Energy Transition Commission and a member of the Global Futures Council of the World Economic Forum. Philip is also a Fellow of the Energy Institute and sits on various Advisory Panels.
Anastasia is a Campaign Manager for Triton Showers, bringing new ideas and a passionate approach to her projects. Ana is focussing on environmental impacts, aiming to bring the topics of water waste and energy efficiency to the forefront of consumers’ minds. Ana enjoys developing engaging and creative campaigns that evoke emotion and curiosity
With over thirty years’ experience of working within the UK shower industry, Tina Simpson joined Triton Showers board (part of the Norcros Group) in 1997 as a Retail and Special Projects Director. Since then, Tina has played an integral role in strengthening the manufacturer’s market leading position, contributing toward year-on-year financial growth with a keen emphasis on all aspects of sustainability, marketing strategy, customer experience and product quality.
Dr. Claire Holman
Claire has wide experience of air quality management developed over a 35 year career. She is Director of Brook Cottage Consultants, which she established in 2013, and previously led the European air quality practice of the global environmental consultancy ENVIRON, now part of the Ramboll Group. She currently chairs the IAQM indoor Air Quality Committee.
Dave joined Bouygues in 2014, providing environmental support to the FM and Infrastructure businesses and ensuring compliance under the ESOS Regulations. I currently chair the company’s carbon panel. I also undertake membership interviews on behalf of the Energy Institue
Will is Head of Sustainability for Clarion Housing Group and leads the development and implementation of their sustainability strategy. He has 20 years’ experience at the cutting-edge of sustainability, low carbon buildings, and market transformation internationally. He has successfully worked across the public and private sectors on projects ranging from designing and installing low energy retrofits through to developing corporate sustainability strategies and innovation programmes.
John Mardaljevic (PhD FSLL FIBPSA) is Professor of Building Daylight Modelling in the School of Architecture, Building & Civil Engineering, Loughborough University (UK) and the owner/director of Daylight Experts Ltd. Mardaljevic pioneered what is now known as Climate-Based Daylight Modelling (CBDM). Founded on rigorous validation work, CBDM is now the basis for research and industry practice worldwide.
Harpinder has extensive experience within the Energy Sector working for a plethora of companies ranging from; NHS in Blackpool, Medway NHS, WLMH and LGNHS; Vinci Facilities and Local Authorities, Harpinder Singh has gained a wide array of knowledge and ability to put into practice in a working environment, helping them to move towards net zero emissions.
Andrew started his career as a management consultant after leaving Durham University with a Masters in Engineering. After spending several years working across multiple industries including food manufacturing, NHS, and defence he left to join Grosvenor. He spent the next seven years overseeing the rebuilding of property services across Grosvenor’s London estate, developing a strong sustainable supply chain that were early adopters of environmental contractual obligations.
Will is Head of Sustainability for Clarion Housing Group and leads the development and implementation of their sustainability strategy. He has 20 years’ experience at the cutting-edge of sustainability, low carbon buildings, and market transformation internationally. He has successfully worked across the public and private sectors on projects ranging from designing and installing low energy retrofits
David Frimpong is the National Specification Manager for Domus Ventilation, responsible for Project Development in the UK in collaboration with Developers, Main Contractors and M&E Consultants. Over the last decade he has worked within the Climate and Ventilation Division of Genuit Group delivering ventilation solutions across a range of Domestic and Commercial projects
Duncan leads Buro Happold’s sustainability and climate change consultancy services. As an experienced sustainability consultant, Duncan has operated successfully at all scales within the built environment, from buildings through to masterplanning and strategic consultancy. He is a Chartered Engineer and Chartered Physicist with over 20 years experience of business leadership in energy, carbon and sustainability.
Viktar obtained a MSc degree with distinction in Building Services Engineering and is a Chartered Engineer with CIBSE, with a proven track record in delivering sustainable business results. He is an insightful adviser to shareholders and clients, with experience in construction new build, data centres capital and lifecycle projects, energy performance contracts and contract management.
Will is passionate about technology and the interaction between technology, humans and businesses. Will manages and leads Smart Building solutions and Digital Workplace technologies within the JLL Technology Consulting practice. As a senior advisor, he is responsible for the advisory, design, deployment and management of smart building and workplace technology for clients (occupier, landlord, and investors).
Ben is Technical Director and Head of R&D, responsible for leading all R&D activity and running a team of specialist R&D focused consultants. His role is to ensure a high quality and consistent approach is applied to all work produced across the business while developing innovative and progressive designs. Ben has over 20 years experience within the building services industry.
Jonathan Rush is an architectural lighting designer with over 20 years’ experience. As a Partner in Hoare Lea he drives the team to ensure that all design outputs are challenging and innovative. He believes that human beings have a physiological and emotional response to light that we must understand to create engaging experiences.
Paul Leedham is Managing Director of Matrix Energy Systems Ltd, with over 20 year of experience in the industry Paul leads the direction of a dynamic team of experts in the renewable technology sector to deliver tailored solutions that will deliver comfort, cost, and carbon savings.
Jan Schoemaker is a Vice President with Danfoss and Globally responsible for their Buildings Business Unit. With more than 30 years of experience in Buildings, his focus is on Technical Building Systems and how they can contribute to lower energy consumption of buildings and indoor comfort can be improved. Especially as the recent digital technology trends are accelerating the effectiveness of Technical Building Systems to do so. Jan is also member of the board of eu.bac, the European Building Automation and Controls Association.
Dr Claire Penny
Claire is the Global Digital Evangelist at Invicara where she gets to combine her passion, experience and learning from the past 21 years, enabling her to effectively assist companies on their Digital Twin journey. She previously worked at IBM for over 19 years where she was the Global Industry Leader at IBM for the Watson IoT for Cognitive Buildings group.
Richard is a Director at the Energy Systems Catapult, established and overseen by Innovate UK to stimulate innovation and transformational change across the energy system. Richard joined the Catapult in 2015, having previously worked for over a decade at White Young Green, Turley and Babcock Engineering, where he specialised in energy system transformation, innovation, planning and sustainable development.
Edward is the founder of Ollio, a leading building performance management and sustainability consultancy created to help clients make their new or existing building be the very best it can be. A Chartered Building Services Engineer and WELL AP, his background is in the design, performance, wellness and comfort of high performing sustainable property in use. He was the lead design engineer for several innovative low carbon buildings over his three decades of commercial consultancy practice
Prof Will Swan
Professor Will Swan is the Director of Energy House Laboratories (EHL) at the University of Salford, where he has led the energy and buildings research for nearly 10 years. He leads a team of 18 staff covering all aspects of domestic and small commercial energy consumption, including building physics, building performance, systems and controls, IoT and energy modelling.
Lee is the Agency lead for regulation, compliance and enforcement across a wide range of sectors from England’s waste and recycling networks through to major industry such as chemicals, power, radiation and nuclear installations. He works closely with central government to help understate the state of the environment and how regulation is a critical tool to not only environmental assurance but social wellbeing and economic growth as well as UK security and sustainability.
Andrew is a founding director of Waugh Thistleton Architects, a practice dedicated to designing buildings
and places of the highest architectural quality that acknowledge their impact on the environment. He is a
world renowned spokesman for low-impact materials and methods in architecture. Fusing sustainability
and design, Andrew is a passionate proponent of low carbon construction and the benefits of innovative
Helen Boyle is Regional Development Manager for Cadent, the UK’s largest gas distribution network. Covering the North West and the West Midlands, Helen is responsible for supporting the transition away from natural gas to green gases as the UK rises to the net zero challenge. Her primary focus is working with regional stakeholders to understand their needs and help to ensure the necessary infrastructure is in place to support the delivery of net zero.
Graham has over 35 years experience working within the sector. He has been instrumental in creating and growing the Rothwell Group, a now fully comprehensive business providing heating, mechanical and electrical services across both the public and private sectors. More recently Graham and the Rothwell Group have earnt a reputation for delivering successful large scale renewable technology projects which include the installation of 209 GSHP to 3 social housing high rise residential blocks.
Douglas Booker is Co-Founder & CEO of NAQTS, a business with a mission to provide holistic indoor air quality information using its high-quality air pollution monitoring technology to inform choices and improve quality of life.
George is a Senior Project Manager at the Energy Systems Catapult, seeking to build projects with industry, government and third sector partners to help move closer to net zero. Since joining ESC, George has focused on building partnerships with local authorities and other partners to develop and secure funding for projects centred on decentralised energy and domestic retrofit.
Jacob the co-founder and CTO of The Water Retail Company. Jacob trained as a civil engineer with degrees from UCL and Imperial. He worked as an academic, and as the water lead at Water UK. He set up and ran Waterwise the water efficiency NGO for over 10 years. He chaired a UK Govt task force on resilience in the water sector. He is co-founder of the European Water Technology Accelerator which focusses on water innovation. He has extensive experience of large sacle water efficiency projects in housing and in business.
Jason is an infrastructure planning specialist looking primarily at water, wastewater and energy investment need, focusing on investment need to meet the UK’s net zero carbon targets including decentralised energy, distributed energy generation and the deployment of electric vehicle charging infrastructure. Jason has undertaken numerous utilities and energy studies at city-wide and district scales and also supports some of the UK’s largest regeneration projects where he needs to establish utilities and energy strategies, including costs and risks associated with future homes and future building standards.
Dr Dimitrios Rovas
Dr Dimitrios Rovas is currently an Associate Professor in Building Simulation and Optimisation at the Bartlett School of Environment, Energy and Resources at the University College London. Dimitrios received his PhD in Mechanical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He has developed and is currently the programme leader of a new MSc programme in Smart Buildings and Digital Engineering, offered at UCL and accredited by CIBSE.
Dr Howard Porter
Dr Porter is the CEO of BEAMA, the Trade body for the UK electrical and allied manufacturing industry. He has been in this post for 12 years. He has held several other influential roles, working with Government and industry, on the full range of issues including the post BREXIT regulatory environment, the electrification of transport and heat, and the future of manufacturing in the UK.
Phil assumed the role of Head of Compliance in early 2018 and has since been appointed Head of Regulatory Engagement. Having previously spent 10 years working in the UK’s largest business process outsourcing and professional services company. Phil was attracted to TrustMark by the ‘once in a generation’ opportunity Each Home Counts has created to build greater consumer confidence and uptake of Energy Efficiency Measures, Retrofit, Repair, Maintenance and Installation in and around the home.
James Griffiths is a Regional Sales Director at Uponor, responsible for the strategic leadership and development of the Northern Sales department within Uponor UK; from Midlands through to and including Scotland.
In addition to the above James is responsible for Project development in the UK & Ireland, in collaboration with Developers, Main Contractors in the areas of Radiant Heating and Cooling, Commercial Plumbing and Local Heat Distribution, managing a team of commercially focused Project and Engineering staff.
Ian is CEO of MCS, a profit for purpose organisation operating at the heart of the UK’s adoption of
renewable energy sources for our homes and small businesses. MCS is responsible for the national
Standards that cover low carbon products and their installation, used to produce electricity and heat
from renewable sources
Andy joined Arup over twenty years ago with a passion for turning sustainability principles into reality. From working on sustainable building designs and then eco-city masterplans in the UK, China, Kazakhstan, Russia and other countries, he quickly came to understand the need for outcomes-based design and delivery using integrated human and natural systems-based approaches, if we are to deliver sustainable outcomes for our buildings, neighbourhoods, cities and communities, that support the UN SDGs.
Joshua is a Senior Mechanical Engineer in Arup’s Buildings London team. Joshua began his career as an Energy and Climate Change consultant, focusing on district scale energy systems. As a building services engineer Joshua has worked across the industry- developing low-carbon energy systems for multi-residential and commercial applications.
Mike is an Arup Fellow and global automation leader for Arup for Arup. He has worked in the UK, USA, Japan and Australia with many of the world’s leading architects, spending several years co-leading the integrated practice Arup Associates to push the boundaries of fully integrated design. He has been responsible for numerous world firsts and award-winning projects for innovative designs that seamlessly integrate sustainability, wellness and pioneering innovation, Mike is highly sought after for his expertise and passion for design challenges.
Dushyant has a degree in Architecture from the University of Pune and an Honours degree in Construction Management from Glasgow Caledonian University, London. He has worked on a variety of commercial, residential, and industrial projects in India. Dushyant joined Enhabit in 2017 and is part of its Building physics and Ventilation design team. He has worked on several low energy retrofits and Passivhaus projects within the UK.
Martin is Chief Commercial and Operating Officer for Q-Bot. He’s also an experienced MD of European businesses and Chairman – fast growth with an eye to governance. He’s recognised as a “hands-on” operational leader and an advocate of new technologies, new markets and sustainable value propositions. Martin cares about energy efficiency, waste, climate change, fuel poverty and using tech for good – and believes Europe should be leading.
Marzia is head of customer policy and strategy for Kaluza. Kaluza is a technology company working to enable energy retailers to deliver on the promise of decarbonisation. Prior to joining Kaluza, Marzia worked for the World Energy Council as the Director of Innovation. Marzia’s passion is to figure out the right products and propositions that will transition captive ratepayers into engaged customers.
Andrew is the current Chair of PEPA, taking over from the excellent work of Stephen O’Hara. He has extensive experience working across the industry to champion the work and value of energy assessment, Energy Performance Certificates, Display Energy Certificates Air Conditioning Inspection Reports. With a background as an energy assessor, he now works across Government and with industry steering groups to drive the use of EPCs, DECs and ACIRs in government energy efficiency initiatives, policies and legislation. He also advises on improvements in technical documentation and standards.
Simon is an experienced Sales Professional in the building automation market. He has extensive experience of the installation and use of room controls as well as technical knowledge of advanced building automation in commercial buildings such as offices, hotels and apartments. Simon is currently the UK Country Director for Distech Controls.
Mike joined IGS as Managing Director in 2019 and is focused on the operation, delivery, and growth of the Intelligent Grid organisation, with a firm eye on scale, consistency and quality.
With more than 25 years’ experience in helping drive business performance in the technology sector around people and process optimisation, he brings with him a wealth of knowledge of building and scaling operations in the start-up and enterprise space.
A Business Development Manager for Danfoss District heating in the UK. In the last 4 years she has established a keen interest and knowledge in the world of Heat Networks. In the last 6 months she has been working closely with the development team to roll out a number of software based solutions that will optimise and control heat networks and buildings to reduce carbon emissions and save money for building operators.
Dr Marcella Ucci
Dr Ucci’s is a Associate Professor in Environmental and Healthy Buildings at UCL. Dr Ucci’s research focuses on the interactions and tensions between sustainable building design/operation and occupant comfort, health and wellbeing. Her expertise includes building performance monitoring and modelling, evaluation of indoor air quality (especially biological such as dust mites), active design, and operational aspect of buildings – especially occupant behaviour.
Paul is a strategy and design leader focused on using design methods and technology to solve human, business, and civic problems. As the head of Arup’s Experience Design Studio, he guides multidisciplinary teams to shape innovative digital products, services, and physical spaces. Paul has experience leading global teams and organizations through every stage of the concept, development, and delivery process.
Paul is passionate about innovating and transforming business models which have been challenged by new technologies, new competitors, and market shifts, delivering innovative and commercially favourable solutions to all technical, commercial and digital matters. Paul has gone from being a managing director of a small innovative house-builder, to a large international innovative manufacturer Wienerberger and to globally lead Built Environment & BIM at IBM.
Francesco’s extensive experience is backed by a PhD in Environmental Physics, with a strong emphasis on sustainability, daylighting analysis, building simulation and lighting design.
Francesco is a full stack software developer, creative coder and interaction designer and co-leads the Smart Buildings team at Arup in London, bringing software development and building systems design and commissioning skills.
Sonny started working for EVORA in 2020, bringing 25 years of expertise in the field of energy, climate change and sustainability in real estate and corporate governance. Winning nineteen industry awards for innovation, leadership and best practice. His experience comes from working in Fortune 500 and FTSE corporations, SMEs, charities and start-ups – with two of these securing recognition as Best UK Workplaces.
As Chief Executive of the Sustainable Energy Association (SEA), Jade engages with the development of a range of energy efficiency policies and is dedicated to the decarbonisation of homes and buildings.
She joined the SEA with a wealth of experience within a policy and regulatory affairs capacity after working with Government, Parliament, and industry at the heart of some of the biggest challenges facing the sustainable energy and construction sectors.
Issy Middleton is a Programme Manager and works at Northern Powergrid. During her time at Northern Powergrid Issy has contributed by defining, initiating and delivering complex and diverse enterprise-wide programmes of change. These have encompassed regulatory, IT and process change to improve or introduce key capabilities.
Shaun delivers healthy building solutions as an ‘Accredited Professional’ for standards WELL, Fitwel and RESET Air. As well as his 15 years’ experience in the construction industry, Shaun has experience working with the standards on projects enhancing environmental conditions improving health, productivity and wellbeing – adding commercial value to buildings across all sectors.
Tim Pollard is the Principal of the consulting company, Pollard and Pollard. He has spent over 30 years in the plumbing, heating and building supplies industry
specialising in the world of sustainability, energy efficiency and resource
management. He was responsible for the construction and management of the
industry-leading Sustainable Building Center at Leamington which attracted
over 20,000 commercial visitors
Tom leads the association and is its principal spokesperson. He also spearheads the BMA’s policy advocacy on behalf of members. Before joining the BMA in 2019 Tom was Commercial Director at the British Ceramic Confederation, where he led on international trade and employment policy. Prior to entering the trade association world, Tom worked as a journalist and producer in the public sector trade media.
Alex advises both JLL leadership and its clients on the technological and systemic disruption facing the property industry. He supports the development of new business, portfolio and asset strategies which seek to embrace and capitalise on market opportunities as a consequence of digital transformation, specifically aimed at helping clients future proof portfolios and buildings for future market needs, and with a personal goal to embed sustainability into real estate decision making.
Tom is an Associate at Buro Happold with 15 years’ experience in the built environment industry. A fellow of CIBSE, member of Building Controls Industry Association (BCIA), panel member of the ICT and controls group, and part time lecturer. Tom is passionate about ‘better buildings’ and the role that technology can play to unlock building performance in its holistic form, and in 2020 was awarded CIBSE Building Performance Engineer of the Year.
Tilly Shaw is an Associate Director with the energy management consultancy ETS. She has fifteen years’ experience in the energy and environment sector and has a strong record in carbon reporting and technical energy analysis. Recently she has specialised in using data-led monitoring and targeting to drive savings for a number of large multi-site clients. A physicist with a Masters in building services engineering, Tilly is a CIBSE qualified ESOS Lead Assessor and a Low Carbon Consultant.
Dr. Rick Robinson
Dr. Rick Robinson is Director of Smart Places, Digital Infrastructure and Telecommunications for Jacobs. He advises cities, infrastructure operators, property developers and investors on the use of technology to improve buildings, infrastructure, places, communities and business and organisational performance.
Dr. Stephen Skippon
Dr. Stephen Skippon in our Consumer Insight team leads at Energy Systems Catapult, our user-centric research on uptake of EVs, how users (consumers and fleets) charge their EVs, and ways in which the impacts of EV charging on the energy system at both grid and local network levels can be mitigated through smart charging designed from a user-centric perspective.
A former nuclear submariner and now Chief Executive of BESA (Building Engineering Services Association)
Frequent speaker on energy efficiency, system integration, government energy and low carbon initiatives and the gap between design and performance in buildings.
Dr Alex Buckman
Alex is technical lead for the delivery of major projects in the networks and energy storage area at Energy Systems Catapult. He leads the definition and development of new analytical capabilities using a whole energy systems approach.
Ian is the Product Manager for ESC’s Living Lab, our agile and scalable real-world trial and demonstration environment for the home energy market. The lab helps innovators rapidly design, market-test and launch smart consumer energy products and services, and enables policy makers and regulators to develop fair and open smarter domestic energy markets to meet net zero-carbon targets
Mark Neller is a Director at Arup with over twenty years’ experience working in the energy sector, specialising in gas and electricity transmission and distribution. He has recently become the UKIMEA Energy Leader.
Chris is one of Homelync’s co-founders and is responsible for product development, marketing and sales. With a background in technology strategy, advisory and commercialisation, Chris was previously a management consultant in the energy sector but more recently was a director at a high growth AI company where responsibilities included business development, marketing and fundraising.
Paul is an intelligent buildings expert. Now, as KNX Business Manager for Theben UK, and President of the KNX UK Association, he believes in the positive impact that properly designed, fully integrated building automation technology can have for the health, wellbeing and sustainability of both a building and those using it
Tom has spent the last 8 years working with organisations to help develop business strategies focused on innovative commercial models, predominantly in the low energy building sector. These have included transitioning from product to service offerings, supply chain development and technical feasibility studies. Further to completing his MSc Energy Policy at Imperial College, he is now part of the Energy System Catapult’s Business Model Innovation team.
Ken Hunnisett has spent the last 25 years arranging asset and infrastructure finance for central and local government bodies and is the head of public sector finance at Triple Point.
Ken also leads Triple Point Heat Networks Investment Management; a multi-disciplinary team comprised of in-house expertise and external engineers, accountants, and lawyers all with deep sector specialisms.
Ian is a building researcher, specialising in the field of building performance in relation to occupant comfort and indoor air quality. Since 2008, he has been a senior member of the technical team at Fourwalls supporting the governments of England and Wales in developing the revisions to their respective Building Regulations.
Oliver is Founder of Oliver Heath Design Ltd, an architectural and interior design practice; focussed on delivering health & wellbeing in the built environment through evidenced based human centred design. Oliver’s work stimulates the adoption of happier, healthier places to live and work through his projects as designer, writer, and TV presenter for the BBC, ITV and Channel 4.
Richard works for the Department for Education. He is a Chartered Engineer and Member of Chartered Institute of Building Services Engineers. He is also an Associate Member of the Institute of Mechanical Engineers, and founding Member of the CIBSE Schools Design Group. He advises the DfE Design Team on engineering design and technical building issues. Also he advises on engineering design and premises related health and safety issues.
Curtis joined Cundall in 2019 and has contributed to the sustainability team’s ongoing research into Indoor Environmental Quality (IEQ) in the workplace and managed several ongoing monitoring projects. He is an Environmental Health/Chemistry PhD candidate from the University of Birmingham and also a member of the CIBSE knowledge generation panel and air-quality working group.
Justin Bere founded bere:architects in 1994 and has over 30 years’ experience as an architect. Bere:architects is a pioneer of Passive House buildings – both new-build and retrofit. Justin defines
design quality as science and art in harmony. The practice carries out project-based R+D work; urgently seeking
solutions that respond to the environmental challenges that we face.
As an Architect who specialises in Low energy Eco Homes. Alan started Eco Design Consultants in 2008 by combining his experience of housing, modern methods of construction & environmental design. Alan likes nothing more than to combine his Architectural skills with his environmental knowledge to develop houses into Fun, healthy, ecologically sound, low carbon homes.
Nick is Director of Property Services for Grosvenor Britain & Ireland. He is responsible for all operational property and estate management for Grosvenor’s London estate. 300 acres of prime retail, office and residential properties in Mayfair & Belgravia. He is passionate about sustainability; everything from recycling and cycling to work to bee and chicken keeping!
Ranked among the Top 3 Media Influencers in Sustainability worldwide, Jim McClelland is a writer, editor and speaker, specialising in business and the built environment. With a background in publishing and events, he writes regularly for special reports published in The Times and The Sunday Times newspapers, plus enjoys a strong profile on social media as Brand Ambassador for SustMeme and the Top 500 rankings
Huw is a Principal Engineer and the lead consultant on district heating at global sustainability consultancy, Anthesis Group. A Chartered Energy Engineer and Chair of the CIBSE CHP and District Heating group, he has been working in the district heating industry for a number of years. Huw is recognised as one of the UK’s leading luminaries in the district and low carbon heating market.
Keith Ritchie is a Non-executive director of Beama Limited. Keith is also Chairman of the Beama Ventilation Management Group, representing UK ventilation equipment manufacturers, which has sponsored the Healthy Homes and Buildings All Party Parliamentary Group since 2016.
Keith Ritchie was appointed Executive Chairman of Titon Holdings in July 2012. Titon manufactures in the UK and sells a range of passive and mechanical ventilation products.
Bobbie Milligan is a project manager for Colloide engineering who’s primary role is working on the design, construction, commissioning and operation of district heating technologies including Heat Pumps, CHP’s, Solar technologies and Thermal Stores for Colloide Engineering in the UK and Ireland.
He has a keen interest in the Energy Generation sector and the growing need for stable low/zero emissions generation.
Jeremy Yapp began his professional life managing an independent retail business. He worked for some years in the Australian Parliament and then in several energy and environment policy areas in the UK Civil Service. For BEAMA he represents the supply chain of smart metering and smart data, IoT, distributed energy storage and EV infrastructure.
Will Kirkman is the managing director and a co-owner of Ecomerchant. Will has worked in civil engineering supply, renewable energy generation, waste management and construction material supply. Motivated by the prospect of delivering real change and reducing our impact on the environment.
Mark has been working in the heating industry for 35 years and had a number of roles with product designers and manufactures. In this current role with Vaillant Group, Mark is working close with Government and the Trade Associations to translate the Government ambition to Net Zero into product and systems proposals for installers and consumers.
Matthew joined ABB in September 2020 as Director of Business Development for Building solutions across EMEA region. He has a rich background in building technology solutions for private and public sectors spanning transport, health and public sector verticals.
Matthew graduated with a BSc (Hons) in Technology Business Development and IT. He is an Incorporated Engineer (IEng), Associate Member of the institute of Building Services Engineering (ACIBSE) specialising in mechanical HVAC and building management systems.
Rebecca explores new business models in energy, supporting innovators to take advantage of the clean growth opportunity at Energy Systems Catapult. She helps organisations to mitigate risk by adapting business models as well as those launching new products and services. Rebecca studied Geography at the University of Oxford, is currently studying towards an MSc in Sustainable Energy Systems and is also a Board Member for the Sustainable Housing Action Partnership.
Simon’s career runs into the best part of 30 years’ in energy, construction and related sectors. He is currently the Chief Executive of TrustMark, which connects consumers with competent, vetted tradespeople to work in or around their homes.
Simon has earned a reputation for his vision, passion, and dedication as a leader in the industry and is the driving force behind what’s at the heart of the TrustMark’s success: consumer trust and confidence.
Richard Burrows is a Director of Mid Wales Plumbing & Heating Supplies Ltd (T/A The Evohome Shop, The Intergas Shop & The Smart Home Shop).
He has a wealth of experience working with and testing innovative heating control systems, 21st Century boiler technology and renewable heating technologies.
Samantha specialises in the management of complex projects to support the development of low carbon policy and markets. She is Ecuity’s lead for the Triple Point Heat Networks Investment Management Project. She is a Board Member of the Sustainable Housing Action Partnership (SHAP), a member of the Coalition for Energy Efficient Buildings participating on the PACE demonstrator project and on the Zero Carbon Heat Taskforce.
John set up the business Tailored Heat Supplies, 2011/12. The business successfully focusses on the design, supply and support (not installation) to the trade and commercial installation contractors with a range of heating and plumbing solutions and heat pump systems to a range of projects. John is currently chairman of BEAMA Underfloor technical committee, and is also an active member of the heat Pump Association.
Debbie joined ISG in April 2019 as Group Director of Sustainable Business. She manages a team of 35 dedicated sustainability and social value experts within the construction industry and is passionate about
delivering net zero carbon buildings. Debbie is a chartered engineer (MCIBSE) with 32 years’ experience in the sustainability and carbon
Alasdair is a Partner at Buro Happold and responsible for leading their energy consulting globally. He has worked on projects from individual building scale, campus scale as well as city wide energy strategies and infrastructure projects. He has led a variety of projects through different stages including optioneering, feasibility, scheme design, detailed design and procurement. This work covers a variety of sectors and technologies including wind, solar PV, district heating and cooling, biomass and combined heat and power.