Judges

Design & Standards Manager
The Co-operative Group

Adrian is a good All-rounder with a broad based experience in engineering and 32 years RetailFM service provision and design. Particular expertise in refrigeration development and applied building service requirements, plus a recognised capability with CAFM systems (Verisae/Concept). Specialises in Refrigerant Management and systemic controls, but has ability in more widespread disciplines including building structures and fabric problem areas. Additional enhance skill in Material Handling to include VT equipment.

He advanced to Fellow of the Institute of Refrigeration in 2020, but has been a member since 1993, and Regularly promotes and supports the refrigeration industry through membership of the IoR and corporate membership of the BRA End Users Group plus attending Seminars . He has been invited on a number of occasions to Judge industry innovation through the Cooling Industry Awards.

Currently in a lead role within the Coop FM Engineering Team to assist in developing best practice and specification adherence in a highly motivated and dynamic structure. Prior to joining the The Coop, has worked extensively in engineering design and project roles and even for a short time in a Special Needs School, programming computers for less-able children.

He has been a Junior Observer and Vibrator Driver in the seismology industry for a while (honest, see http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8EVilzqcggk) for a company known as Rees Geophysical, who were licensed to complete Surveys in the Gas and Oil industries.

A spell with Brook Crompton Parkinson Electric Motors was a useful and interesting time in a production engineering environment designing the only DWM200 slip ring machine for a Crane system during that time with them.

After obtaining an HND in Electrical and Electronic Engineering at Middlesex University, he joined SEM Ltd in 1985 as an Electrical Engineer specialising in Motor Systems on DC Machines and closed loop feedback controls (X-Ray positioning equipment, Machine Tool drives, etc).

Then followed a short period in 1987 with a Local Authority as the Centre Engineer in a leisure facility (before the days of everyone working out at 6am), where he had full responsibility for the building services, upgrade projects including new Lifts and completing the PPM schedules.

In 1988, Adrian joined ASDA Stores Ltd as a Design Engineer and progressed to Projects Engineer with budget accountability circa £25M for refrigeration and M&E installations.

He remained with ASDA until 1996, where he was head hunted for Safeway Stores Ltd in the Property Maintenance Division based in Warrington. With the advent of Morrisions “merging” he chose to move on after some 8 years.

At that point in 2004, Alfred McAlpine PLC was recruiting for what later became RFM’s, but the stipulation was for an engineering background to take on FM for Sainsburys Supermarkets Ltd.

During his 10 years working with Sainsbury’s a number of initiatives and alternative technologies were experienced culminating in the roll-out of R744 based refrigeration systems.

Adrian remained as an RFM on the Sainsburys FM Contract until he moved into the Technical Services team in 2010, initially as “God of Gas” when the requirements for FGas reporting became more stringent and the need for management of the HCFC Gas Bank.

Then once those processes had been established, he was asked to take on M&E to support the Contractors, Contract Managers and the Field Team with any technical queries they posed to help improve uptime and performance of the assets in stores.

As part of the support within the Sainsburys business, he also completed a great many FM Assessments on behalf of RetailFM to ensure that any FM related cost base was identified for Property Division investment on Refits and Extensions.

There was a shortfall in Materials Handling support (Vertical Transport, Shutters, Gates and Pallet Trucks) and he diversified the role to fulfil that requirement and sit on the Centre of Engineering Installation Contractors reviews, to ensure the standards and selection of equipment were Fit for Purpose. It was an opportunity to pass on the FM related issues experienced due to selection or overall installation standards.

Adrian is married with three step-children, who have now all provided the next generation in the form of three granddaughters and two grandsons

He plays the Piano, Full Pipe Organ and Percussion instruments and has a tendency to gravitate towards Pianos at Christmas functions! For the past 14 years he has been flying Model Helicopters with mostly successful take-offs and Landings, however some disastrous failures have caused expensive repairs. The saying is that a good pilot has as many landings as he does take-offs – one advantage with Models is that the Pilot generally always walks away from a crash uninjured!!

The size of the models varies from semi-professional UAV Drones, small co-axial “toys” to 700 size (rotor diameter around 1600mm) Helicopters both electrically and Nitro Engine powered.

He has also completed several hours in the “real-thing” flying a Robinson R22 and R44 hoping that on some future occasion may get enough hours in to obtain a PPL(H). As a keen motorcyclist venturing out on his Yamaha Tracer 900 and has owned many Classic Yamaha’s.

Head of Business Change
Skanska

Becki has worked for Skanska for ten years. She is currently leading on business change initiatives for Skanska, supporting the mechanical and electrical division, a key specialist business within the organisation.  A strategic and tactical individual, Becki is a member of the Management team, responsible for supporting the business by driving change and quality initiatives across both project and support office teams.  Becki is a passionate leader regarding health, safety and wellbeing and sits on the Health, Safety and Wellbeing leadership team.  She also won Skanska UK’s ‘Individual Contribution Award’. Becki is also married and is a proud mother to her son, Jack.

Director, Sustainability Procurement CoE
GSK

Giulia is a Procurement professional with an Economics background, an MSc in Renewable Energy and Sustainability management experience in some of the largest British energy consumers. Giulia currently works for GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) where she utilises her knowledge on carbon, sustainability management and technical expertise to develop and implement an effective and wide-reaching sustainability strategy across all areas of Procurement, a function with a crucial role to play to meet GSK’s sector-leading environmental sustainability ambitions.

Giulia joined GSK in 2018 and she has held a number of previous roles in the Procurement organisation, including leading Utilities management in mainland Europe for the group. She joined GSK from Arcadia group, where she developed and delivered the energy management strategy of the retail estate, playing a key role in the achievement of the 2020 carbon reduction targets; prior to that, she held a number of energy management positions for Sainsbury’s PLC, Land Securities and Heathrow Airport.

Technical Services Director
Technical Services Consultanty

Giuseppe has over 35 years’ experience in the Building Technical Services and Integrated FM sector and a strong multi discipline engineering background. Giuseppe is passionate about delivering Quality from both an engineering and operational perspective. He also sits on the BESA Service and Facilities Group which Governs the SFG20 Maintenance Standards and has international multi-sector experience with corporate clients, in complex and demanding environments, spanning across Data Centres, Commercial Banking, Healthcare, Central Government, Justice sector, Education, Commercial Buildings, Hotels and the Leisure Industry. Giuseppe has recently completed studies for IT in Architecture, Engineering & Construction aimed at Smart Building Technology and has extensive knowledge and experience across all disciplines in Building Services, specialising in ensuring that a compliant, efficient and cost-effective delivery of services is achieved. His involvement in the Building Engineering Services Association is aimed at promoting this principle and demonstrating that profitability can be achieved without sacrificing Quality. Giuseppe is currently open to new opportunities whilst conducting academic and professional consulting.

Director of Low Carbon
Gemserv Ltd

As a founding partner at Ecuity, Ilias is an established leader with a passion for energy policy and markets. Over the past 10 years at Ecuity, Ilias has contributed through his work significant policy change that has had long lasting effect on markets.

Prior to Ecuity, Ilias worked as a business consultant for Cemex, as a policy advisor for the European Commission Delegation to the US, and as energy policy consultant for the Bellona Foundation and The Centre in Brussels.. Alongside his native Greek, Ilias also speaks English, Spanish and German.

Chief Executive
Sustainable Energy Association

As Chief Executive of the Sustainable Energy Association (SEA), Jade engages with the development of a range of energy efficiency policies and is dedicated to the decarbonisation of homes and buildings. She joined the SEA with a wealth of experience within a policy and regulatory affairs capacity after working with Government, Parliament, and industry at the heart of some of the biggest challenges facing the sustainable energy and construction sectors. Having experienced the good and bad of political interventions over the past decade whilst the climate emergency has worsened, Jade recognises just how important it is to bring industry and policymakers together to design effective policy. Her efforts in engaging with policymakers has been dedicated to driving improvement in the performance of buildings to enhance the wellbeing of occupants and minimise the long-term impact of our built environment on the planet.

Head of Responsible Business & Sustainability
JustEatTakeaway.com

With over 15 years of experience in energy and sustainability roles for high street brands such as Sainsbury’s, Starbucks and WeWork, Jaz brings a wealth of knowledge covering topics such as energy management, waste reduction, sustainable packaging, behaviour change and social impact. In 2015 she was awarded a Royal Honours by HRH Prince of Wales for her services to the sustainability sector.

Jaz volunteers much of her time as a STEM Ambassador to help raise the awareness of energy/engineering careers, helping to create a pipeline of future energy professionals.

Director at Native-Hue and Head of Net Zero and Compliance
Noveus Energy

As founder of Native-Hue energy management and head of net zero and compliance for Noveus Energy, John Field has promoted and advised on energy and environmental improvement initiatives for organisations in the commercial, education, hospitality industrial sectors. He is a past president of the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers CIBSE, also currently chair of CIBSE Certification Ltd and past chair of the Energy Services Group of the Energy Systems Trade Association ESTA. He has set up and managed Climate Change Agreements in the Data Centre sector and participation in the EU and UK Emissions Trading Schemes.

Manager, Low Carbon Workplace
Carbon Trust

Jonathan Winston is a Consultant with the Carbon Trust, primarily working in the Low Carbon Workplace team, a low-carbon property development partnership between the Carbon Trust, asset manager Columbia Threadneedle and developer Stanhope. As a key adviser to the partnership, he is integral to the delivery of buildings that are refurbished to a high standard of energy efficiency and sustainable performance, ensuring they meet the requirements of the property portfolio net zero carbon strategy. Previously, Jonathan developed large-scale public sector energy efficiency projects at Schneider Electric. He holds a MEng in Civil and Architectural Engineering from the University of Bath

Business Development
Ameresco

Julian is a development manager for Ameresco in the UK leading a number of projects particularly in the healthcare sector. Ameresco is a leading provider of Energy Savings Performance Contracts (ESPC) and Power Purchase Agreements (PPA) in the UK and North America, where they have undertaken over £4 billion in energy efficiency and renewable energy projects since 2000. Julian has over 15 years of experience in energy from his own HVAC consultancy to being part of the team that built a significant UK ESPC business from scratch. He is a past council member of the Energy Systems and Technology Association and a member of the EMA and a fellow of the Royal Geographic Society.

Energy Manager
King's College London

Julie has been working in energy management for more than 20 years, working with Retail, Commercial and Industrial companies. She has worked as a Consultant, an in-house energy manager and with an energy supplier. This is her second career, having qualified as a nurse before taking an engineering degree. She has a passion for people and the impact they have on energy usage and has recently forayed into the murky world of waste management. Julie has been a judge for these awards for 6 years, and is proud to be a part of them.

Energy Consultant
Brinkworth Design

Julius has extensive experience in managing technical energy reduction projects, having a track record of delivering against and exceeding ambitious carbon emissions targets and has developed energy strategies for a number of our key customers. Julius oversees the Energy Intelligence team which provides energy software development, key data acquisition, energy and digital consultancy and energy bureau services for our clients.

Experience

Since November 2015, Julius has been ENGIE's Energy Intelligence Director, responsible for energy supply support services, energy efficiency projects and the newly acquired C3NTINEL energy software products.

Past activities include:

  • February 2015 - November 2015 - Technical Director - Cofely UK
  • April 2013 - February 2015 - Operations Director - Power Efficiency
  • April 2011 - April 2012 - Managing Director - Balfour Beatty - CTH
  • October 2010 - April 2011 - Director of Energy Projects - Power Efficiency
  • February 2001 - September 2010 - Head of Energy & Environment - Sainsbury Supermarket Ltd.
Retired Consultant
Ofgem

In 2017 Keith retired from the position of Industry Stakeholder Manager at Ofgem where he worked in the Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (DRHI) team. During his time at Ofgem Keith built strong relationships with a wide range of manufacturers, installers, certification bodies, the Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS) and leading trade associations. Before this Keith spent five years working for the Carbon Trust helping major organisations develop strategies to reduce their carbon emissions, become more energy efficient and lower their energy costs. Prior to his career in energy and the environment, Keith spent over 25 years working for several leading US computer manufacturers working his way up to Global Account Director responsible for major accounts in the fields of logistics, telecommunications and construction.

Senior Partner
Ingleton Wood LLP

L F Mansel-Thomas PhD CEng., MEI, FCIBSE.

Laura Mansel-Thomas joined Max Fordham and Partners in 1996. In 1999 she moved to Atelier Ten and spent many years as project engineer for the low energy Sloane Robinson Building at Keble College and the refurbishment of the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford, becoming an Associate Director in 2007. She joined Ingleton Wood LLP in 2010 as an Associate, becoming Director of Engineering in 2011 and a Partner in 2014. Laura oversaw the growth of the M&E discipline from around 20 to over 40 people and in April 2021 she became Senior Partner. Laura is also HR Partner and oversees training and apprenticeships across the practice. Laura has always been interested in the communication of engineering ideas, particularly around low energy building design and sustainability. In 2020 she was appointed as a Commissioner for the Essex Climate Action Commission and is particularly involved in the Built Environment Special Interest Group. Laura is a Board Member and Trustee of CIBSE.

Managing Editor
EiBl

Mark Thrower is managing editor of Energy in Buildings & Industry, the UK’s leading publication for energy management. He has been editor and publisher of a number of magazines in the construction and manufacturing sectors including Plant & Works Engineering. In addition, he has edited a portfolio of consumer property titles.

Consultant and Owner
Acton Consulting Ltd

As both a Chartered Engineer and Chartered IT Professional with over 25 years of experience in the data centre sector Mark has been a specialist in the field of data centre operations and technical management for more than 2 decades. During this time he has focussed on the delivery of business critical services from highly reliable, world class data centres with 24x365 availability expectations.

Now operating as an Independent Consultant and Technical Advisor with extensive international experience and solid technical skills combining data centre facilities design, IT and facilities operational management, energy efficiency and engineering expertise to support all facets of the Data Centre Lifecycle.

A regular public speaker, conference host and industry thought leader on data centre technical issues as well as sitting on multiple technical and advisory boards. Mark is also involved in the development of International data centre Standards through ISO and CENELEC as the UK national representative as well as being the Technical Editor and Committee Chair of the European Commission Code of Conduct on data centre energy efficiency.

Head of Sustainability - UK and Ireland
Mitsubishi Electric

Martin Fahey is Head of Sustainability for Mitsubishi Electric UK and Ireland, covering their five business units of Living Environmental Systems, Factory Automation, Lifts and Escalators, Power Systems Group and Automotive.

Martin was one of the authors of the Green Gateway Initiative that emerged from strategic planning undertaken by the senior management team of the Living Environmental Systems Division, which is a market leader in air conditioning, ventilation, heating and control systems.

The aim is to highlight how we can all effectively and efficiently meet the cultural and legislative requirements for our internal and industrial environments in the most sustainable ways possible, as we look to be Net Zero by 2050

MEP Project Manager
Vinci Facilities

Following an Technician Apprenticeship with Haden Young from School, a period of Self Employment as a Draughtsman and time with Consultants Chapman Bathurst, I came back to the world of Contracting applying my experiences with a small number of companies before joining Delron Services Ltd (DSL) of Maidstone in 2009 who supported the nomination and election as President of the HVCA (now BESA) for the period 2010/11, following this I was promoted to Operations Director for DSL in 2013, and via Arnold James (St Albans) Ltd as Contracts Director, Maybourne & Russell Ltd, MAZE Engineering Ltd of Clerkenwell as Senior Project Manager I joined Vinci Facilities as an MEP Project Manager with their Building Solutions South Division.

Senior Sustainability Consultant
Buro Happold

Michelle is an experienced Building Performance Consultant with a demonstrated history of working in the construction industry. Skilled in Post Occupancy Evaluation, Soft Landings, workplace wellbeing and Energy Assessment. Michelle has a strong education background with a Engineering Doctorate degree focused on Sustainable buildings. Michelle has managed and chaired BSRIA's Soft Landings Network for over 7 years and has delivered sustainability-related presentations in many national and international events and conferences including the COP26- Glasgow.

Commerial Director
Exergyn
Associate Director, Programmes and Innovation
Carbon Trust

Paul is an experienced programme and project manager, with over 25 years’ experience in the low carbon arena. He currently leads the £20m Industrial Energy Efficiency Accelerator on behalf of BEIS which is stimulating the development and demonstration of innovative technologies in UK industry. Paul is an expert in energy efficient products and led the technical and market research programme for the Energy Technology List for five years, advising UK Government on the criteria for the 60 technologies supported by the scheme. Paul previously managed the creation of the Carbon Trust’s extensive library of energy efficiency and carbon reduction publications and advice. His work has ranged from best practice advice to energy efficiency policy, with organisations ranging from SMEs to energy intensive industry and Governments.

Refrigeration Engineering Manager
Tesco Stores

Phil has over 30 years’ experience in the Retail and Commercial refrigeration sector. His principle background is in the design, selection, application of refrigeration systems and project management. At Tesco Stores, he is responsible for the Refrigeration Engineering category, specifically their controls, refrigeration plant and installation standards. His remit covers all retail stores, distribution centres, Bookers and OneStop group businesses across the UK, Central Europe, and Republic of Ireland.

Gemserv Limited
Head of Low Carbon Systems

Phillip has extensive experience working throughout the energy value chain, including energy trading, power station optimisation, balancing & settlement, retail operations including smart. His current focus is on developing the intelligent use of energy for heating and transportation, such that it becomes a valuable resource for the energy system, offers least costs and greatest simplicity for the consumer.

He has worked for a variety of organisations, including those responsible for the central systems in the energy sector, energy supply companies and was an independent management consultant for several years.

He is a business architect & economist and has designed market arrangements and schemes, was responsible for implementing and testing major systems and provides strategic analysis and advice to clients.

Head of Secretariat
World Refrigeration Day

Stephen is a refrigeration and energy consultant, and Head of Secretariat for World Refrigeration Day. A past-President of the Institute of Refrigeration, Stephen has enjoyed a long career in the cooling and energy sectors. After working for a number of major contractors, Stephen formed the specialist consultancy – Energy Efficient Solutions – in 2004, helping end-users of industrial systems make informed decisions regarding energy efficiency and sustainability.

Principal Analyst
Delta-EE

Steven is a Principal Analyst in the Delta-EE Heat Research Team, and has over 12 years of experience in the low carbon sector working as an advisor and consultant. He has led multiple research programmes at Delta-EE as well as countless research projects, with topics spanning the breadth of the low carbon heating sector. Currently his main responsibility is overseeing the delivery of the company’s three research programmes focussed on the decarbonisation of heat in Europe, as well as managing and providing expert input to consultancy projects. He holds an MSc from Heriot-Watt University and an MA from the University of Edinburgh.

Director (Net Zero/ESG)
McBains

Director of the Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) division at McBains, Tassos specialises in the delivery of net zero (energy, carbon), ESG reporting and sustainability. Originally from Greece, where he achieved BEng and MEng degrees (fluid mechanics) in Civil Engineering from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Tassos has a Master’s degree in Energy and Sustainability in Building Design from the University of Southampton and a Master’s degree in Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering (Biomedical) Engineering from University College London. He has authored technical publications, supported UK central government policy development (Part L 2021), provided evidence for the development of several local plans and is actively contributing to several NGOs and other organisations such as the Future Homes Hub and the Green Building Council. An industry wide acknowledged expert, Tassos’ knowledge and infectious enthusiasm is invaluable in developing the approach to ESG and achieving carbon neutrality objectives

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Operations Director
JLL Integral
Sales Director
Klima-Therm
  • Born in London on 13th January 1971
  • Senior Colman (formerly Barber Colman), 1989 - 1996: Started as Internal Project Support Engineer; left as External Sales Engineer
    • Gained experience in all forms of air movement and control, including specialist areas such as operating theatres, clean rooms, lecture halls, theatres and large sports / entertainment venues.
    • Worked on air various air distribution systems such as dual duct, “Moduline”, fan assisted variable air volume (FATVAV) and induction VAV.
    • Spent two years on secondment to the Senior Colman agent for Dubai and Oman, where experience was also gained working with Woods fans, including tunnel ventilation and fire / smoke control, and designing, selecting and manufacturing attenuators.
    • Following a distribution agreement between Senior Colman and chilled ceiling manufacturer BarCol Air AG of Switzerland, left Senior Colman to help establish BarCol’s fledgling UK operation.
  • BarCol Air AG / REDEC UK Limited, 1996 – 1998: UK Sales Manager
    • Helped establish a UK manufacturing base for the REDEC chilled ceiling system.
    • Worked on some of the first major chilled ceiling projects in the UK.
    • Helped to create a working partnership between REDEC UK and Klima-Therm, to enable each company to offer packages of REDEC UK chilled ceilings and Klima-Therm “COSY” chilled beams.
    • Following BarCol Air AG’s acquisition by Invensys, moved to work directly for Klima-Therm.
  • Klima-Therm Limited, 1998 to present day: Started as Regional Sales Manager; became Sales Director in 2008
    • Originally joined to promote chilled ceiling & chilled beam systems.
    • Gained experience in all other aspects of Klima-Therm’s high-end product portfolio:
      • Fan Coil Units
      • Fan-assisted variable air volume terminals
      • Air Handling Units
      • Close Control Units / Computer Room Air Conditioning Units
      • Bespoke chillers (ammonia, hydrocarbon, Turbocor, sectional, super-silent etc)
    • Worked with some fantastic clients and challenging projects in all of these fields, always using cutting-edge design, always with a view to sustainability and best life-cycle efficiency; including the Millennium Dome, Microsoft, the Shell Centre, BAE Systems, the new Darwin Centre extension at the Natural History Museum, BP, Barclays Bank, the University of Cambridge, the Palace of Westminster, BT, British Gas, Orange, Lloyds Bank, the MOD, Boots plc, BMW, National Air Traffic Control Centre, BAA, DEFRA, DTI, Imperial College, Waitrose, Barcap, Lockheed Martin, CSC, the London Stock Exchange, Verizon.
    • Responsible for developing and securing a number of high-profile bespoke chiller projects, including Lloyds of London, Nomura, Lloyds Bank, Barclays Bank and the London Stock Exchange, and chiller projects using hydrocarbon refrigerants for the John Lewis Partnership and Waitrose.
    • Recently involved with developing & supplying two world firsts: packaged chillers for a supermarket installation using the cutting-edge HFO1234ze refrigerant, and Turbocor based chillers using HFO1234ze refrigerant
    • Associate member of IoR, member of ASHRAE
Chief Markets Officer
Clade

Tim joined Clade to lead the strategic move in to low carbon heat, he has 13 years of experience in technology and business leadership in low carbon energy and climate change. He has built and lead high performance teams who have developed and deployed technology in solar, biomass, heat pumps, combined heat and power. Additionally Tim has worked to deliver industry standards that help define the sector as well as representing the industry voice and Government and EU levels. Recently Tim has been working with cutting edge AI and blockchain technologies to quantify climate risk, transform industrial processes and drive business performance. Outside of the corporate world Tim is an environmental entrepreneur, investing in an under-planted agriculture project as a biodiversity and social venture.

Technical Director
BSRIA

Tom was appointed BSRIA’s Technical Director in April 2021. He previously led the testing of HVAC products and systems within the BSRIA test laboratories, ranging from CE and UKCA marking requirements, to cutting edge product development and performance verification. Laboratory based physical mock-ups and live buildings system testing focussed on measuring ventilation rates, indoor air quality, and thermal comfort.

Tom actively participates in industry working groups promoting and developing practical methodologies to support industry on the pathway towards net zero and improving indoor environmental quality.

Advisory Board Member
Data Centre Alliance

Developing businesses in the digital economy, a strategy ang growth specialist, with 20 years’ experience in the Data Centre and tech industries. Venessa holds a BSc in Computer Science, a Post Grad Diploma in Business Administration, as well as an MBA from Essex University, where she specialised in agile IT architectures for maximum business value. She has successfully led strategy development and implementation programmes in multiple international data centre organisations.