After a number of years working in the financial markets of the Far East, Ian returned to the UK to complete an M.Sc. in Environmental Policy and Management (Hull University – 1996) and has been involved in sustainability, energy efficiency and renewable energy work ever since. His experience is drawn from all sectors, having spent time in the voluntary, public and private sectors. He has a particular interest and experience in solar technologies and projects and is a strong advocate of the link between energy efficiency and renewable energy generation.
Ian became an EcoHomes assessor in 2003 and has been a Code for Sustainable Homes assessor since its inception. In 2006, he successfully completed the NHER training to become a SAP assessor and is fully licensed to issue EPCs for new homes. He has since undertaken training to use NHER software for work relating to Part L1B of the Building Regulations.
Ian’s wider experience, through previous employment at the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead and regional renewable energy agency, TV Energy, also includes:
- Project management (sustainable construction, solar technologies, small-scale wind, energy efficiency)
- Community energy project development and consultation
- Strategy development (energy efficiency, fuel poverty & renewable energy)
- Facilitator/negotiator/speaker (LA21, local authority, regional HECA fora)
- Energy efficiency/renewable energy options, reporting and advice for community buildings and SMEs
- Expert witness (renewable energy, sustainable planning policy)
When not working, Ian is kept busy by his young family, travel and camping, an interest in Brakspear’s beers and suffering as a lifelong Oxford United supporter who remembers the good times…