Senior Sustainability Consultant
How I support clients: I support our clients in a range of scenarios from detailed DSM modelling such as overheating assessments and advanced SBEM calculations for both non-domestic and mixed-use sites, all the way through to simple one-off residential applications.
I also carry out daylight calculations, renewable feasibility studies, energy and sustainability statements for planning and bespoke energy use calculations.
The type of problems I solve: are when a design is presented that does not meet the relevant requirement, and a solution needs to be found. I have a lot of experience in finding simple, cost-effective solutions for our clients to ensure their buildings can meet their, or their customers’, needs. This includes mitigating an overheating risk in a large residential development or simply passing building regulations.
Previous employment: in the renewables industry gives me fantastic experience when it comes to identifying sustainable solutions for the built environment. My geography degree and time spent in this sector has also given me great exposure to the wider sustainability and low carbon industries, which is a real passion for me.
In my career, the thing I’m most proud of is: I am fortunate to have a career in an industry that can make a tangible difference to our road to prevent climate change.
Being able to advise our customers on the best ways to make their buildings sustainable is a real source of pride for me. As is seeing my suggestions implemented in buildings leading to reductions in the carbon dioxide emissions and energy demand for that building.
I enjoy the variation in my work, as every building is different, but the knowledge that I am helping to play my part within a broader industry that is focused on reducing our impact on the planet is import to me.
Outside of work: Most of my time outside of work is spent walking or running with my two dogs. Otherwise, outside of the office, I enjoy sport, either watching or playing. I am a big rugby fan, but as a Scotsman, this usually is more stressful than being at work.