Starting as Energy Conservation Officer with the Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead in 1998, Ian has been involved in sustainability, energy efficiency and renewable energy work ever since. After four years in the Public Sector, he joined TV Energy, a regional renewable energy agency as lead for the Built Environment. After six years, Blewburton was spun off as a separate entity to offer energy and sustainability services on a commercial basis. Ian has a particular interest and experience in solar technologies and domestic energy efficiency 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 NHER training to become a SAP (Part L1) assessor and is fully licensed to issue EPCs for new homes. He has since undertaken training for work relating to Part L1B of the Building Regulations. He has been licenced as a BREEAM assessor for several years and in 2014 was the BREEAM assessor on a BREEAM Domestic Refurbishment project that won a national BREEAM Award from the BRE. He was nominated again for a BREEAM award in 2019.
Ian’s wider experience, through previous employment also includes:
- Project management, working for different clients (various local authorities, housing developers)
- Community energy project development and consultation
- Strategy development (energy efficiency, fuel poverty & renewable energy)
- BREEAM Assessments in: Commercial, Domestic Refurbishment
- Domestic energy assessments for new build dwellings
- Support for planning applications particularly low and zero carbon studies and sustainability reports
- Presentation and training
- Experience in assessing options for the introduction of small scale and micro on-site generation equipment
- Expert witness (renewable energy, sustainable planning policy)
When not working, Ian is kept busy by his family, travel and camping, an interest in real ale and suffering as a lifelong Oxford United supporter who remembers the good times…