Senior Sustainability Consultant, Sustainable Homes
Richard is a Chartered Environmentalist and Full Member of the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (IEMA). He has had a life-long interest in sustainability issues.
At Sustainable Homes he has carried out over 50 full sustainability assessments of social landlords using the SHIFT standard. He is very proud that it is leading to significant environmental improvements.
He has also facilitated the design of housing stock energy efficiency improvement strategies using the CROHM format. Other consultancy work includes calculating and making recommendations for improvement of office carbon emissions and business fleet emissions. In addition, he is an experienced Code for Sustainable Homes assessor.
Richard has trained and qualified over 300 Code for Sustainable Homes assessors as well as trained building professionals on Housing Quality Indicators and sustainable refurbishment.
He is an ESOS Lead Assessor and his key skills are calculating carbon emissions and the technical side of research. His particular expertise is developing and instigating stream-lined processes to ensure environmental effectiveness.
At Imperial College London Richard developed a waste silt recycling process, gained an MSc in Environmental Engineering and studied the impact of new regulations on hazardous waste disposal.
In his spare time, Richard researches the connections between environmental protection and meeting human needs and wellbeing.
Richard also has a degree in Metallurgy gained from the University of Nottingham. He has lived in Wales, Nottingham, Swansea, Germany, Wakefield, Teddington.