Adam Masters, Stonewater

Adam Masters, Assistant Director Environment & Sustainability, Stonewater Adam Masters has over 10 years’ experience of in sustainability within social housing and qualifications in architecture and sustainability. Adam joined Stonewater as their first sustainability specialist and is currently leading a team of 6 sustainability business partners each focussed on different specialisms.

Alan Pither, The Retrofit Academy

Alan Pither, Technical Director, The Retrofit Academy Alan Pither has been professionally involved in energy efficiency assessment and advice since 1985, running a small company based in Shropshire since 2002. Alan Pither Ltd is an ABBE and City & Guilds approved centre for all of the energy assessor qualifications and regularly delivers training courses for …

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Alice Monty, EQUANS

Alice Monty, Head of Retrofit Technical Solutions, EQUANS Alice has been working, contractor-side, in retrofit for the last 8 years, starting her career initially as project support and an energy assessor on ECO, FIT and RHI funding schemes. She has gone on to lead and develop EQUANS’ in-house technical team of multi-skilled building assessors and …

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Andrew Parkin, Elmhurst Energy

Andrew is a director at Elmhurst Energy and current Chair of the Property Energy Professionals Association (PEPA). He has extensive experience working across the industry to champion the work and value of energy assessment, EPCs and DECs. With a background as an energy assessor, he now works across Government and with industry steering groups to …

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Andy Maddox, Doncaster Council

Andy Maddox, Strategic and Service Lead Leisure Services, Doncaster Council Andy is strategic lead for Get Doncaster Moving, City of Doncaster Councils approach to supporting the population to become Physically Active.  Their work has focused on Placed Based Whole Systems approach supporting the population to access opportunities to be physically active. Working closely with colleagues …

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Andy Merrin, United Living

Andy Merrin, Innovation and Decarbonisation Director, United Living Andy is a Chartered Environmentalist and has worked in the domestic and commercial property sectors for over 20 years focusing on the energy performance of buildings and implementing strategies to decarbonise homes and offices. Prior to this Andy worked in the rail and aviation sectors in the …

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Antonia Craze, Portsmouth City Council

Antonia Craze, Energy Officer, Portsmouth City Council Antonia leads and manages multiple energy efficiency schemes to support fuel poor and vulnerable homes in Portsmouth and the surrounding areas on behalf of 22 local authorities consortium partners.

Becky Lane, Furbnow

Becky Lane, Co-Founder & CEO, Furbnow Becky Lane is Co-Founder and CEO of Furbnow, a complete retrofit service to help all homeowners proactively reduce home energy consumption and put them on a path to low-carbon heating. As a champion for place-based approaches to decarbonisation, Becky has led retrofit programmes and designed new retrofit delivery models, …

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Carl Harvey, Osmosis ACD

Carl Harvey, Retrofit Coordinator, Osmosis ACD Carl Harvey works as an independent retrofit coordinator at My Home Survey Ltd, a business that Carl established in 2007, and as the senior retrofit coordinator at Osmosis ACD Ltd overseeing the PAS 2035 process within the business. Carl was the Retrofit Coordinator on the BEIS PAS 2035:2019 demonstrator …

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Charlie Cooley, Novus Property Solutions

Mr Charlie Cooley, Head of Operations/Sustainability, Novus Property Solutions As Novus’ Head of Operations for its Scotland region and Sustain service, Charlie Cooley has over 25-years of experience within the housing and maintenance landscapes. He oversees the business’ Whitburn, Dundee and Dumfries operational offices in addition to leading, ensuring the teams provide a consistently high …

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David Bownass, JLL

David Bownass, Director NZC Buildings, JLL David has over 40 years’ experience in the built environment. He has in-depth knowledge of building services and associated infrastructure engineering. In the last 14 years, he has blended this experience with a profound interest in sustainability. This led to him setting up and managing a sustainable buildings group …

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David Glew, Leeds Beckett University

Professor Glew is the Director of the Leeds Sustainability Institute (LSI) at Leeds Beckett University and Head of Energy Efficiency and Policy where he leads interdisciplinary research into sustainable urban environments. His team continue to undertake Building Performance Evaluation (BPE) field trials, in-use monitoring and post-occupancy evaluations as well as investigating behaviour change and how …

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David Pierpoint

David is the founder and chief executive of The Retrofit Academy CIC. David has spent over a decade addressing the skills gap in the retrofit sector. He works closely with government, industry and academia to scale up retrofit education. He is driven by The Retrofit Academy’s mission to train over 200,000 competent retrofitters by 2030. …

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Dr Arianna Sdei

Dr Arianna Sdei, Architect Arianna is an architect, researcher and sustainability specialist with 20 years of experience in design, retrofit and policy. She works as a Sustainability Design Advisor at the Department for Education where she leads on the retrofit strategy and on the sustainability of the estate. Arianna was Research Fellow for the University …

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Dr Richard Fitton, University of Salford

Richard Fitton, Professor of Building Performance & Energy House 2.0 Technical Director, University of Salford Richard holds a PhD in Building Physics and is also a chartered building surveyor. He leads a task group for the development of international standards around energy performance. Richard is the Chairman of the upcoming British Standard for Retrofit Assessment. …

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Duncan Grassie, University College London

Duncan Grassie, Research Fellow, University College London Duncan Grassie is currently completing his PhD at the Institute of Environmental Design and Engineering, hopefully completing his viva by the time of FutureBuild. His PhD investigated feedback mechanisms, data quality and modelling constraints of a data crowdsourcing platform which could inform future retrofit decisions on the UK …

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Edith Colomba, Useful Simple Trust

Edith Colomba, Senior Sustainability Consultant, Useful Simple Trust Edith Colomba is an architect and sustainability consultant, member of the ARB and Charted member of RIBA. Edith has worked as a sustainability consultant in the UK for the last 15 years, in a variety of settings: architectural practices, engineering firms, consultancy companies, as a self-employed consultant …

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Ele George, Energiesprong UK

Ele George, Collaboration Hub Manager, Energiesprong UK Ele George is a Civil and Environmental Engineer with a passion for all things innovative. With more than two decades experience specialising in sustainable construction and in the belief that we need to build in a new way. Ele founded building consultancy Elevate in 2021.  Elevate’s aim is …

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Fallon Warren, Orbit Homes

Fallon Warren, Senior Building Surveyor, Orbit Homes Fallon is a dedicated community and housing sector professional with passion and drive, focusing on both Asset and Housing management. With over 20 years’ experience across both the private and social housing sectors, consistently delivering high performing outcomes, her passion and motivation for creating warm and high-quality homes …

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Fiona Fylan, Leeds Beckett University

Fiona Fylan, Head of Sustainable Behaviour, Leeds Beckett University Fiona is a Chartered Health Psychologist and a Professor of the Built Environment in the Leeds Sustainability Institute at Leeds Beckett University where she leads research in Sustainable Behaviour. This is an interdisciplinary unit that undertakes research to tackle problems in the built environment, such as …

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Hannah Smith, RBKC

Hannah Smith, Sustainability Programme Manager, RBKC Hannah is the Sustainability Programme Manager for the Lancaster West Neighbourhood Team, responsible for co-designing and delivering on commitments for Lancaster West to become a net-zero carbon eco-neighbourhood by 2030.

Ian Hutchcroft, Energiesprong

Ian Hutchcroft, Director, Energiesprong UK Energiesprong is an approach to delivering zero carbon retrofit & new build homes, using offsite approaches, financed by savings and with performance guaranteed. 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 …

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James Traynor, ECD Architects

James Traynor, Managing Director, ECD Architects James is Managing Director of ECD Architects and author of ‘EnerPHit – A Step by Step Guide to Low-Energy Retrofit’. He is a Certified Passivhaus Designer with over 20 years’ experience in low-energy design. James obtained an MSc in Advanced Energy & Environmental Studies at the Centre for Alternative …

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Jarrod Green, EQUANS

Jarrod Green, Retrofit Technical Solutions Manager & Winner of RA of the Year, EQUANS Over the last 5 years, Jarrod has worked at EQUANS and has brought his years of experience in undertaking domestic energy assessments. He is also qualified in several other disciplines such as Airtightness testing, Retrofit Co-ordination, Energy Efficiency of Older & …

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Jeremy Kape, The Guinness Partnership

Jeremy Kape, Interim Director of Asset Strategy and Analysis, The Guinness Partnership Jeremy has 20 years’ experience as a senior leader in strategic asset management and sustainability in the Social Housing sector, having worked for several large national and G15 association both in general needs and specialist housing and care. He is a passionate advocate …

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Joanne Hiscock, Moat Homes

Joanne Hiscock, Head of Strategic Asset Management, Moat Homes Joanne Hiscock is the Head of Strategic Asset Management at Moat Housing and currently manages the Sustainability Team, Asset Team and Building Safety Information Manager.  She has worked in social housing for over 24 years and has 16 years specifically within the Repairs and Maintenance sector. …

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Kate Charrington, Project 3

Kate Charrington, Director, Project 3 Kate Charrington is a climate-conscious chartered surveyor with a corporate background in residential survey and valuation. She is a qualified retrofit coordinator and instructor of the Level 3 Certification in Retrofit Advice through Retrofit Academy and Generation UK. She is on the expert working group for the RICS retrofit standard …

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Katherine Shadwell, AgilityEco

Katherine Shadwell, Partnerships Development Manager, AgilityEco Katherine works with a wide variety of stakeholders in the public, private and community sectors to encourage collaboration for the successful delivery of domestic energy efficiency and fuel poverty schemes.

Leigh Fairbrother, Q-Bot

Leigh Fairbrother, Head of Commercial, Q-Bot Leigh Fairbrother has over a decade of experience developing and delivering renewable and domestic energy efficiency projects with measurable environment, social and economic benefits for Social Housing Providers. Over the past three years Leigh has lead the Commercial team to help design and deliver Energy Company Obligation (ECO), Green …

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Marion Baeli, 10 Design

Marion Baeli, Partner, 10 Design Marion is an award-winning architect with a portfolio of work that involves re-imagining and refurbishing sites for new uses and also creating new places. Passionate and authoritative on low energy design and issues surrounding net zero carbon, she is author of ‘Residential Retrofits, 20 case studies’. Marion is a long …

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Nik Flytzanis, Plentific

Nik Flytzanis, Global Director of Marketplace, Plentific Nik Flytzanis is the Head of Global Marketplace and Supply Chain at Plentific. He owns global responsibility for the commercial success of Plentific’s technology-enabled marketplace of contractors and suppliers to ensure clients receive excellent service and contractors gain access to great jobs. Nik has spent over 15 years …

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Paul Norman, Clarion

Paul Norman, Head of Asset Management, Clarion Paul has over 30 years’ experience in asset management / property service in both the public and private sector. Paul is currently the Head of Asset Management for Clarion Housing Group, the country’s largest social landlord with c125,000 homes under management across England. Paul has responsibility for asset …

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Phil Mason, Trustmark

Phil Mason, Head of Regulatory Engagement, Trustmark Phil is Head of Regulatory Engagement at TrustMark, focussing on developing and managing relationships with key stakeholders in the areas where TrustMark registration is mandatory. This includes close working with the Government Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy and Ofgem. With over 25 years of experience across …

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Richard Jack, Build Test Solutions

Richard Jack, Technical Director, Build Test Solutions Richard is an expert in measuring the thermal performance of buildings and Build Test Solutions’ Technical Director. Richard has a background in academic research and delivering retrofit measures for a main contractor, he uses this experience to find and develop new tools which make measurement easier and more …

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Richard Smith, Doncaster Council

Richard Smith, Head of Sustainability, Doncaster Council Richard is the strategic lead on achieving the city’s net zero ambitions of 85% reduction in C02 by 2030, working across domestic and non-domestic retrofit, renewable energy, zero emissions transport, developing Doncaster’s green economy; and restoration and protection of the natural environment. Working with public and private sector …

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Robert Prewett, Prewett Bizley Architects

Robert Prewett, Director, Prewett Bizley Architects. Robert has considerable expertise in low-carbon construction, particularly in the field of retrofit. He is a certified Passivhaus designer and has presented a number of ground breaking retrofit projects at Passivhaus conferences, RIBA CPD events and the award winning Retrofit Coordinator course. Robert is a member of the RIBA …

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Rory Nixon, ECO Surv

After 6 years working in the banking industry, Rory had the opportunity in 2015 to work in the Energy Efficiency sector for ECO Surv. Rory’s experience working within sales and customer services in the banking industry provided him with a good foundation to bring some new ideas in to ECO Surv as a relatively new business …

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Russell Smith, Parity Projects

Russell Smith, Managing Director, Parity ProjectsRussell Smith is the Founder and Managing Director of Parity Projects, a company dedicated to transforming the existing housing stock and making greener homes a reality for everyone. Russel is also a Founder and Managing Director of RetrofitWorks, a multi-stakeholder cooperative driving a market for smaller firm to stroke the …

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Russell Urwin, Turner & Townsend

Russell Urwin, Principal Consultant, Turner & Townsend Russell is a Principal Consultant of Turner and Townsend with over 30 years’ experience within the construction industry; 15 years as a senior leader within the Housing sector. A charted fellow of CABE specialising in housing asset management, estates strategy and retrofit sustainability, he works with clients to …

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Sara Edmonds, Architects Climate Action Network (ACAN)

Sara Edmonds Coordinator, Architects Climate Action Network (ACAN) and Director at Studio seARCH Sara Edmonds architect, retrofit advocate and activist, working with Architects Climate Action Network (ACAN), Home Energy Action Lab (HEAL), Built Environment – Smarter Transformation (BE-ST) and Studio seARCH.

Simon Ayers, Trustmark

Simon Ayers, Chief Executive Officer, Trustmark Simon Ayers is CEO of TrustMark, the only Government Endorsed Quality Scheme for work carried out in or around the home. He leads a hardworking and dedicated team, supported by an independent Board in the delivery of TrustMark’s core objective which is to ensure quality, compliance and customer protection …

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Simon Flint, Elmhurst Energy

Simon is a seasoned professional in the domestic energy assessment industry with over a decade of experience. He began his career as a Domestic Energy Assessor (DEA) and progressed to an Area Manager, where he recruited and trained a team of DEAs across the Midlands and worked with major energy providers to complete Energy Performance …

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