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Expert in Building Related Energy Use, Low Carbon Strategic Design Advice

Expert ID: 729017 United Kingdom

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Expert has 30 years of working with clients and designers to build and maintain energy efficient buildings. She specialises in offices, public buildings and complex buildings such as hospitals, universities and research facilities. She is a Carbon Trust accredited consultant, accredited for Design Advice, Opportunities Assessments and Low Carbon Buildings Strategic Design Advice. She is also a Chartered Building Services Engineer with 20 years of design expereience and an expert in Sustainability in buildings.

Expert can provide advice on the best opportunities for saving energy and carbon in new build, refit and refurbishment and buildings in operation. On both very large and small projects, she will analyse the project needs, look for the best fit of technologies and passive design opportunities and suggest a range of viable and economical measures. Expert works with clients and design teams to provide technical and procurement support in implementing the recommendations.

She can also advise on the best opportunities for renewable and low carbon technologies such as heat pumps, building scale CHP, solar hot water, solar photovoltaic, biomass boilers and building scale wind turbines.

Expert has experience of trouble shooting buildings which are failing to meet expected energy consumption or performance and finding causes and remedies.

She has a particular interest in procurement processes for sustainable buildings and has written many sets of tender documents and/or performance specifications for the sustainability and energy requirements for projects.

She is an experienced auditor of existing buildings providing reports, action plans and paybacks for viable measures. Expert evaluates both the building systems energy use and the organisational and behavioural aspects of energy efficiency to maximise benefit.


Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1982 Degree: BSc Subject: Builidng Services Engineering Institution: Northmbria University

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2007 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Managing Director Department: Responsibilities: She is a working director of this busy energy and sustainability consulting company
Years: 2000 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Principal Consultant, then associate Department: Energy Technology Responsibilities: Expert was a consultant and is still a self employed associate of BRE, advising and researching on building energy and sustainability
Years: 1986 to 2000 Employer: Capita Title: Associate Director Department: Responsibilities: Managed team of Buildign Services Design Engineers

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
Member of Chartered Institute of Building Services Engineers - MCIBSE, Chartered Engineer C.Eng, BREEAM AP, Accredited Carbon Trust Consultant ( Design Advice, Opportunities Assessment and Low Carbon Building Strategic Design Advice)
Licenses / Certifications
BREEAM for Offices, Education, Bespoke, EcoHomes, Multisidential
Professional Appointments
Member of CIBSE Council, Member of Worcestershire Diocesan Advisry Committee and Heating Advior to the Diocese.
Awards / Recognition
Expert has been the sustainability advisor for two award winning buildings.
Publications and Patents Summary
Contributor to Urban Land Institute " Retrofitting Office Buildings to be Green and Energy Effficient", numerous magazine articles and published research including "sustainability in PFI"

Additional Experience

Expert Witness Experience
She has undertken expert witness work in relation to heating systems
Training / Seminars
Expert has delivered many seminars and training in relation to low carbon design of buildings, procuring sustainable buildings, BREEAM assessments, BREEAM and LEED comparisons, application of EPCs and L2 Building regulations, energy efficiency, passive design, saving energy in healthcare builidngs, saving energy in education buildings.
Vendor Selection
Expert has experience in writing specifications for technology and projects related to energy effciency and low carbon buildings, in evaluting tenders and advising on suitable suppliers and contractors.
Marketing Experience
Expert is very experienced in understanding client and design team drivers and the current state of the construction industry in the UK in relation to energy use, energy efficiency, compliance with reated legislation and carbon issues.
Other Relevant Experience
Sustainability assessments including LEED, BREEAM, DREAM and related assessment methods.

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