Kirsten Henson is Director of KLH Sustainability, a sustainable construction consultancy based in
London. She holds Masters degrees in Civil Engineering and in Engineering for Sustainable
Development from Cambridge University. She is a guest lecturer at a number of Universities and also provides specialist sustainability input for Independent Design Review Panels including High Speed 2 and Harlow and Gilston Garden Town.
Kirsten has contributed to a number of master planning projects, providing technical advice on
setting sustainability strategy, implementation and delivery. Her most notable contributions to date include the London 2012 Olympic Park, BSkyB Hounslow Campus, Dubai Expo 2020 and the Red Sea Project in Saudi Arabia. She continues her work on the regeneration of East London through KLH’s role with the developer of 1500 zero carbon homes on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.
She has also provide carbon consultancy and wider sustainability support on a number of award-
winning projects including the Centre for Sustainable Chemistry, University of Nottingham and St
James’s Market, The Crown Estate.
In her role as a material specialist she has also been involved in widespread adoption of sustainable concrete in London and recently completed research on the sustainable use of aggregates in the UK construction industry which has informed the new BREEAM 2008 Wst 02 criteria.
Her recent awards include:
2014 Small Business of the Year Award shortlist, Business Green Leaders Awards
2013, Top 20 Women in Sustainable Architecture, Architects Journal