Experience in implementing efficient solutions
Jay Stuart RIBA
Jay studied architecture in Canada and completed his studies at the Architectural Association in London. He has over 30 years experience as an architect in Ireland, the UK, the Netherlands and Canada. He was Senior Associate with CZWG Architects in London for many years and completed a wide variety of commercial, retail, residential, refurbishment and new build projects, including the award winning Cascades development in London Docklands and the De Barones Shopping Centre in Breda in the Netherlands. De Barones was the winner of the 1996 NRW Award for the best shopping center in the Netherlands and received the ICSC commendation from the Dutch Council of Shopping centers.
In Dublin he was the project architect for the RIAI Silver Award winning Clarion Quay Apartments project in Dublin Docklands with Urban Projects. He worked with the Energy Research Group, UCD Dublin in research and consultancy and he has worked on a number of EU funded research projects in the field of sustainable design.
Jay has focused on sustainable design since 2002 and has been involved in many competition winning projects including the DOE’s new HQ in Wexford, the Departmentof Defence HQ in Newbridge and the Herberton residential (Fatima Mansions redevelopment) in Dublin. He is a founding Director of several successful companies working in the field of sustainable design and continues his work as a sustainable design consultant, most recently completing a sustainable energy strategy project for IKEA Russia.
- AA Diploma in Architecture, London
- Diploma in Architecture, Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London
- Bachelor of Environmental Studies, University of Manitoba, Canada
- Director of DWEcoCo Ltd; VRM Technology Ltd; Durkan Ecofix Ltd
- Chairman of BRAB (Irish Building Regulations Advisory Body) 2009-2012
Mark Hewitt trained as an architect at Cambridge and has worked on award-winning research and development projects in building physics, thermal energy storage and energy-efficient buildings. He developed the fundamental ideas behind Interseasonal Heat Transfer and acts as a geothermal consultant advising on ground source heating and cooling of buildings, and all aspects of carbon efficient strategies for urban and building scale.
After reading science at Oxford, qualifying as a Chartered Accountant and working in finance, computing and venture capital Edward has specialised in helping young companies with new ventures. Edward is leading the involvement in the DECC-funded CHOICES district energy project which will demonstrate decarbonisation of heating by employing an innovative solar district heating network with seasonal thermal storage in a suburban neighbourhood. Edward specialises in developing appropriate business cases for the delivery of solutions for customers.
Gary Page has extensive experience in construction, engineering and development gained in England, Middle East and Africa, including large scale civil engineering projects such as the construction and installation of a complete town water supply involving pipelines, reservoirs, pumping stations and water towers. He has been involved in the design and installation of a district heating system to the new town of Neka in Iran.
Carl Lawson has extensive experience of engineering design, engineering development and trouble shooting in heating, cooling and ventilation systems in the UK and the Middle East. Carl has worked on the design and commissioning of many large capacity district heating systems internationally and for the MoD and local authorities in the UK. He worked on the commissioning of the Lloyds Bank head office building in Bristol which is heated by a river source heat pump using an open loop to exchange heat with the river Avon. Carl is a recognised UK specialist in understanding and commissioning complex systems and has been a key contributor to CIBSE commissioning guidance.
Following studies in science and engineering at Le Mans and Nantes with specialisation in environmental engineering François specialises in the dynamic thermal modelling of systems, and the creating of specialist analytical tools to quantify carbon and cost efficiencies. Francois has specialist skills in the design and analysis of complex systems, and coding.
Following studies in maths and engineering at Brest and Nantes with specialisation in industrial development and quality management Jonathan specialises in the selection, analysis and of engineering solutions. Jonathan has specialist skills in three-dimensional design of complex servicing solutions, dynamic thermal modelling, and controls systems coding.
Edmund qualified with Grant Thornton and has worked across the private and public sectors including transport, waste and renewable energy, urban regeneration, and manufacturing helping to bid large contracts, complete financial models and provide wider strategic and commercial advice. Edmund has a significant depth of experience in providing and has provided independent financial advice to clients ranging from Southwark Council on their district heating scheme through to commercial, private sector investors across a range of renewable technologies including large scale waste projects within urban regeneration projects.
Professor Andrew Ford
Professor Andy Ford has specific understanding and expertise in all aspects of urban and building systems energy. He is past president of CIBSE, and joined London South Bank University in 2013 as Director of CEREB (Centre for Efficient and Renewable Energy in Buildings). Previously as founder of Fulcrum Consulting and Technical Director at Mott MacDonald he has worked on district heating schemes from the 1970’s social housing schemes through to mixed use thermal storage proposals such as the carbon reduction masterplan proposal for Kensington 1851 Commission covering the Museums and Imperial College.