One of the UK’s foremost Passivhaus practitioners, Justin Bere has over 20 years post-qualification experience as an architect and is a leader in the adoption of the Passivhaus standard in the UK and a passionate advocate of ecological and environmental design. Justin is a member of numerous professional and passivhaus committees and organisations and was instrumental in setting up the UK’s first passivhaus conference and a founder of the UK’s Passivhaus Trust.
His practice, bere:architects, has won numerous design awards and won both of the Building Research Establishment’s Passivhaus competitions (Ebbw Vale 2009 and Watford 2012).
Director, Sustainable Energy
Paul Davidson has over 30 years’ experience in energy efficiency in buildings, particularly in the dissemination and promotion of information and guidance to all parts of the buildings sector. Part of this was delivered through his management of the buildings part of the Government’s Energy Efficiency Best Practice programme.
He is currently BRE’s Director of Sustainable Energy and is responsible for the provision of technical and policy support to government and other clients on all aspects of improving the energy performance of buildings. Of particular significance at present, Paul heads the team which has provided key input to the UK and other governments on implementation of the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive, on successive revisions of Building Regulations and on the Green Deal – including the development of the calculation tools SAP and SBEM.
Hywel has led the technical and policy development work of the Institution since 2007, particularly focused on those policy areas that influence the performance of buildings, including Building and Energy related Regulations and Building Information Modelling. He participates in a range of government and industry policy development groups. CIBSE members are familiar with his monthly contribution on legal issues for the CIBSE Journal. He is also engaged in research projects on technical and policy issues, particularly energy efficiency, BIM and other regulatory matters.
Matt is the Director of Inspired Efficiency, advising a wide range of clients on Energy, Sustainability and Carbon matters in a realistic and practical way, he frequently delivers projects which achieve well over 20% energy reduction with rapid paybacks. He has previously been Head of Low Carbon Buildings at Sustain, and Head of Sustainability for EC Harris. As such he has over 10 years of experience in sustainability matters in the Built Asset and Facilities Management sectors. Matt is a regular speaker at conferences and contributes his expert opinion to many articles and consultations and has also lectured at several universities on the subject.
Matt undertakes many voluntary positions to promote sustainable development including being the Sustainability Advisory to the Diocese of Gloucester and the Chair of Governors of a Primary School with Green Flag EcoSchool status.
Senior Engineering Design Manager – Property
Mark is responsible for engineering designs of new stores and distribution centres. Prior to this he worked as Technical Director for Carlsberg UK and in various senior engineering roles for Diageo. He has spent most of his career reducing the environmental impact of the organisations he had worked in. He is a chartered engineer and environmentalist and a fellow both of CIBSE and IMechE.
Lead Technologist for Built Environment
Rick has led several high-profile competitions and programmes since joining Innovate UK’s built environment team in 2012. This includes the £4m Future Energy Management of Buildings programme, the analysis of the £17m domestic retrofit innovation programme, and the £1m SBRI programme for a free-to-use digital toolkit for Building Information Modelling (BIM).
Rick is a chartered engineer and gained a PhD in smart energy technologies for UK homes in 2006. Before joining Innovate UK Rick was an energy and sustainability consultant, with experience in global practices as well as a pioneering start-up. He developed innovative consultancy services for energy studies and the business case for a higher performing built environment.
Rick’s motivation stems from the unique space that buildings and infrastructure occupy in enabling the country and human society to prosper. He is a chartered member of CIBSE and has twice chaired the innovation stream of CIBSE’s annual conference.
Head of Sustainability Development
Sara provides a focus for sustainability at CIBSE, developing policy, knowledge, technical and collaborative initiatives. This includes responding to UK and European consultations, disseminating information to encourage action on sustainability issues and representing the Institution in external forums. She has a background in sustainability and energy management in the higher education and local authority sectors. Her breadth and depth of experience ranges from strategic planning to practical project implementation. This includes energy procurement, legislative compliance, auditing, performance reporting, communications, creative stakeholder engagement and driving change in organisations. Sara has a particular interest in how building users and operators can improve building performance.
Mark joined Architype in 2006 and became Associate Director in 2011 with specific responsibility for projects in the Hereford office. He designed and delivered a £15 million co-joined school, called The Willows. A complex program involving a number of clients, he developed methods of working with the different groups to deliver this prize-winning building.
From this point Mark’s role expanded to oversee the portfolio of education projects, which included the delivery of the first Passivhaus schools in the UK (Oak Meadow and Bushbury Schools in Wolverhampton) which led to the commission of Wilkinson Primary in Wolverhampton, completed in January 2014, a further progression on the Passivhaus route.
More recently Mark has been directing a critical part Architype’s research programme relating to on-going post occupancy evaluation of the Wolverhampton schools estate and other projects.
Jason enjoys turning a design idea into built reality. His most recent success is the innovative Student Enterprise Building for Coventry University, widely seen as a new model for student social and study space in the UK.
Having studied Architecture and Environmental Design, Jason has a particular interest in sustainable design. Over the last three years he has been working with the Low Carbon Workplace Partnership on a number of sustainable office developments with the aim of achieving exceptionally low carbon emissions in occupation. He has contributed to ‘Green Sky Thinking’ events as part of Open City, and was a guest speaker at this year’s EcoBuild.
Jason is influenced by artists such as Donald Judd and Ai Weiwei, and shares their interest in how things are made. His understanding of material qualities and attention to detail can be seen on projects such as the award winning Wysing Arts Centre in Cambridgeshire.
Eimear has been working as a building services consultant for over 12 years. In recent years she has focused her efforts on closing the performance gap and in 2012 set up a dedicated team within Hoare Lea whose sole role is to improve the performance of buildings in use. Eimear is proud to see the team continue to grow and improve more and more buildings’ performance.
Dr Anastasia Mylona was trained as an Architect but after completing her PhD in building physics she followed a career on climate change and its impacts on buildings. Over the past eight years she held a knowledge transfer role working at the Environmental Change Institute, at the University of Oxford, as part of the Adaptation and Resilience in the Context of Change Network providing technical advice and stakeholder perspective to their research portfolio, while also working as a technical consultant at CIBSE, leading the development of guidance relevant to climate change impacts and adaptation, and the environmental information required for the future proofing of building and their services. In 2014 she took on a full time role at CIBSE as Research Manager, developing CIBSE’s research portfolio and liaising with academic partners towards the creation of new knowledge for CIBSE members and the wider industry.
David has been a Board Member of CIBSE since May 2014 and has over 38 years experience in the HVAC industry. He is past Chairman of ICOM Energy Association Commercial Boiler and Water Heater Group, and is also a past President of the same trade association holding office in 2005 and 2006.
David Queen has over 30 years experience in the HVAC industry and has a wide knowledge of valves and their applications, specialising in balancing and commissioning. David works closely with both consultants and installers and is a CIBSE accredited CPD seminar presenter on energy efficient balancing and heat interface units.
Director for Environmentally Sustainable Design
Julian is a chartered building services engineer and Fellow of CIBSE with a specialism in sustainable/environmental building design, client design advice and low carbon master planning. He has 26 years of experience and has completed high performance projects around the world whilst working for BDP, NDY, Arup and currently Atkins. These include the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto, the Royal Albert Hall in London, the Parkview Battersea Power Station scheme, and the new low carbon Atkins office in Woodcote Grove. His current role as Design Director is to optimise design quality and make projects more sustainable. He does this by working closely with project teams and individuals within a design team environment.
Julian has judged the Construction News sustainable company of the year category for 5 years which has given him great insight to where construction industry best practise rests and where the challenges are. He has also recently completed his own certified Passivhaus in Hampshire.