New head of UKGBC promises ‘climate action’
Sunand Prasad, incoming chair of the UK Green Building Council, said he plans to use the position to champion climate action in the property and construction industry and inspire the industry to adopt practical solutions to making buildings truly sustainable and regenerative by design.
He is also passionate about the social value delivered by both the places we create and the industry itself and has pledged to use his position to bring more diverse voices into the conversation around sustainability.
Born in India in 1950, Prasad grew up in a rural community deeply connected with nature. Fast forward to 2020 and he’s made a name for himself in British architecture, having studied first at Cambridge and then the RCA, before co-founding award-winning architecture practice, Penoyre & Prasad (now part of Perkins + Will). He has risen through the profession to become a president of the Royal Institute to British Architects (2007 -2009) and is recognised as a prominent voice on sustainability across the built environment.
Through his practice he has been involved in many notable developments across the UK – specialising in public projects including cultural, healthcare, residential and educational buildings.