Judging Panel

All categories will be judged by an expert, independent judging panel convened under the co-chairmanship of Dr Peter Rickaby of Rickaby Thompson Associates and Prof. Paul Ruyssevelt of the Technology Strategy Board and University College London. The People Awards will be nominated by the Judging Panel.

The judging panel consists of:

Peter_RickabyPeter Rickaby- CO-CHAIR OF JUDGING PANEL.

Director, Rickaby Thompson Associates.

Peter Rickaby studied architecture at Cambridge University, and holds a doctorate in energy studies from the Open University.  Before founding Rickaby Thompson Associates he worked in leading architectural practices in Britain and New Zealand, and as Assistant Director of the Centre for Configurational Studies at The Open University, where he researched energy-related aspects of urban and regional planning.  From 1995 to 2012 he was an accredited National Home Energy Rating (NHER) Assessor, SAP Assessor and On Construction Domestic Energy Assessor (OCDEA) and he received NHER Home Energy Rater of the Year Awards in 1995 and 2000.  He is also an accredited Low Carbon Energy Assessor through CIBSE, and a BREEAM Accredited Professional.  He has been a member of the Social Housing Group and the Council of the Energy Efficiency Partnership for Homes, of the RIBA’s Sustainable Futures Committee, of the Zero Carbon Hub’s Energy Work Group and Carbon Compliance Standard Task Group, of DECC’s Green Deal Installer Accreditation and Quality Forum and of BSI’s PAS 2030 Steering Group (for the Publicly Available Specification for the Green Deal).  Peter was co-author of the Construction Products Association’s guide An Introduction to Low Carbon Housing Refurbishment and of the National Housing Federation’s guide Managing the Assets, and Managing Editor and co-author of the Institute for Sustainability’s acclaimed Low Carbon Domestic Retrofit Guides.  He is active in training building and housing professionals in all aspects of low carbon design and refurbishment, presenting lectures, seminars, workshops and courses throughout the UK.

Paul_RuysseveltProf Paul Ruyssevelt- CO-CHAIR OF JUDGING PANEL.

UCL and the Technology Strategy Board

Prof Paul Ruyssevelt is an architect with 30 years’ experience in the field of low energy and sustainable buildings.  In 1984 he designed a group of superinsulated houses which he went on to help build, live in and monitor for 3 years.  Paul has run an energy monitoring company and, for twenty years, managed the energy teams at two major consulting companies.   Paul is currently Professor of Energy and Building Performance at the UCL Energy Institute and until recently he was a Low Impact Building consultant to the Technology Strategy Board where he was responsible for the reporting and dissemination for the Retrofit for the Future programme.

Mark_WeaverMark Weaver

Chair, SWIGA.
Sector Marketing Director for Retrofit, Saint-Gobain.

Saint-Gobain group manufacturing brands include British Gypsum, Weber, Isover and Glassolutions and distribution brands include Jewson, Grahams and Minster. Mark is responsible for co-ordinating Saint-Gobain’s strategic approach to the retrofit sector and has been closely following the development of the Green Deal, working alongside colleagues providing full time secondment support to the CPA working group with DECC, as well as the EEPB and UK-GBC. His knowledge covers Saint-Gobain’s fabric-first solutions in insulation (sold walls, cavity walls, floor and roof) and glazing.  Mark is also Chair of SWIGA, the guarantee agency formed of major solid wall insulation system manufacturers to provide an independent 25 year guarantee for the Green Deal and ECO.


Terry McGivern

Institute for Sustainability

Terry McGivern heads up the Resource Efficient Buildings Division at the Institute for Sustainability and oversees a portfolio of research,  demonstration, evaluation and business support projects. This includes the FLASH programme – focusing on the challenges and opportunities presented by low carbon building retrofit - and run in partnership with the TSB (Retrofit for the Future) and leading industry bodies including RIBA, RICS, FMB and Constructing Excellence. Terry has over 30 years experience of working in the Built Environment  sector and a background in R&D, business development and general management. He brings considerable experience of  researching and evaluating technical solutions and exploiting market opportunities in the low carbon/sustainable building field – in both large corporates and innovative SMEs. His corporate career includes working at Hanson Group, ASW Construction Systems and Granges AB, and he was Chief Executive at The Building Centre in the 1990's.

Oliver_NovakovicOliver Novakovic

Director, Building Futures Group

A material engineer who has worked at BRE since 2004, Oliver was brought in to develop BRE's Housing business which he did taking a 3 person team to a 40 persons team. He was then asked to take on the Building Futures team a 70 strong team that woks with Corporates, Developers, Builders, Suppliers, Central & Local Government and third sector funders.
Oliver spent his initial years in developing a patented panel system for Westbury Homes and then helped build a £20 million pound facility that produces 1 house per hour. Oliver then worked in consultancy enabling the introduction of new products into the Construction Sector. This required an in depth understanding of market needs, technical requirements and cost models for entry. Since joining BRE Oliver has advised private and public organisations on the integration of innovation to deliver sustainable buildings and the development of business models to ensure the environmental, social and financial sustainability of business's. This has included working with Government Organisations such as Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) and private organisations such as Barratt’s, Crest Nicholson and Bovis Lend Lease. The Building Futures Team's services include Sustainable Strategy & Policy, Master Planning, Sustainable Development, Low Carbon Design, Product development and Process & Resource Efficiency with clients that include H&M, Audi, Saint Go Ian, Dow, Waitrose, Tesco, Britsh Gas, SSE, BASF, Wates, Gentoo HA and other many SME's.

Maria_WardrobeMaria Wardrobe

Director of External Affairs, National Energy Action (NEA)

Maria is currently Director of External Affairs with NEA, responsible for a team which develops and delivers NEA’s Policy Services, Research, Campaigns and Public Affairs, Fundraising and Sponsorship, Publicity, Marketing, Media, Events and Membership services within the organisation. Maria has extensive experience of campaigning at a national level, organising and speaking at regional and national events and broadcasting on local and national radio and TV. She is responsible for the Secretariat for the All-Party Fuel Poverty and Energy Efficiency Group (FPEEG). Maria has worked for NEA for 19 years. She is also a Trustee of the British Gas Energy Trust.

Andrew_OrrissAndrew Orriss

Head of Business Development, SIG360 and Insulslab

Andrew is SIG Insulation’s Head of Business Development and project lead for SIG360 NewBuild and RetroFit, a new Technical Service and SIG own brand construction system proposition supporting SIG Insulations.  He’s a recognised industry expert with a broad experience of issues relating to zero carbon, Green Deal and ECO funding and sustainable construction. Andrew joined SIG in March 2012 from Innovare Systems – a UK manufacturer of structural insulated panel (SIP) building systems, where he was Managing Director. Prior to Innovare, he spent 14 years at Vencel Resil Ltd (now Jablite Ltd) – an insulation materials manufacturer with parent company based in the Netherlands. Andrew played a key role in forming the first UK SIPs Association – a not-for-profit trade body serving the SIP industry and working nationally and internationally to improve industry standards – and was their Chairman for three years until March 2012.

Nicholas_DoyleNicholas Doyle

Places for People

Nicholas Doyle is a Project Director at Places for People, one of the UK’s largest property management and development companies. He is also a non executive Director of a UK solar thermal manufacturer and a non executive Director of the National Communities Resource Centre. He has worked in housing for 20 years and has been responsible for a wide range of energy and environmental initiatives nationally and internationally that includes new developments, existing communities, corporate action and national research. He has chaired a number of Groups including Social Housing at the Energy Efficiency Partnership for Homes, a Chair of the UK Microgeneration Strategy Consultation in 2010,  Consultant and Advisor to the Technology Strategy Board Retrofit  for the Future programme, a Chair of the National Housing Federation Green Deal Task Group and a founder member of the Existing Homes Alliance. He was named Green Social Housing Champion in 2011. More recently working on a range of projects including the creation of financing and energy service models for existing and new communities and the development of Green Services businesses.

chrisward_brownChris Ward-Brown

National Refurbishment Centre

Chris Ward-Brown has been chairman of the NRC for a little over a year. Prior to this he led the work on construction policy for the English Regional Development Agencies for over 5 years with a strong focus on sustainability standards and environmental protection.  Connecting public policy to private sector practice is his present focus.



Patrick Brown

Assistant Director, British Property Federation

Patrick Brown is Assistant Director with responsibility for Construction & Sustainability at the British Property Federation, a UK organisation which represents the interests of those who own or invest in property.  He also provides Secretariat to the Green Property Alliance, a group of UK property member organisations seeking to collaborate on sustainability issues and exchange information and is the project lead on a rented property measurement and benchmarking tool, LES-TER.  He has also managed a cross-industry group which has produced a guide and an industry consultation on how the costs and benefits of the Carbon Reduction Commitment can be apportioned in a landlord and tenant context.  Prior to joining the BPF, Patrick was a public affairs and crisis public relations consultant, providing advice to a range of high profile clients.


Paul Joyner

Director of Sustainability, Travis Perkins Group

Paul Joyner’s career covers commercial and marketing roles in retail, b2b and consultancy organisations, including Halfords, Boots, and Experian. Paul joined  TP Group in 2010 and launched Sustainable Building Solutions in 2011. Over the last twelve months Paul has driven the TP Group’s Green Deal participation strategy.


andrewmellorAndrew Mellor

Partner, PRP Environmental

Andrew Mellor is a Partner with particular experience of sustainability projects including large scale regeneration, commercial, hospitality and residential developments. He leads PRP's Environmental Services team and also sits on the practice wide Sustainability Group and chairs the London Office Sustainability Group. His current role involves  developing  sustainability strategies on projects, including energy efficiency, low  and zero carbon technologies, water and waste management and material  specification. Besides the environmental  issues, his role involves consideration of the social and economic  aspects of sustainability. His team offer consultancy services on projects of varying sizes and types, developing practical but innovative solutions, which are appropriate to the project whilst meeting the requirements of the client and statutory bodies. Andrew provides sustainability training for PRP's staff, clients and consultants. He has written a number of articles on environmental issues for construction journals and regularly speaks at industry conferences.

robprewettphotoRobert Prewett

Director, Prewett Bizley Architects

In 2009 he lead the design and execution of a deep retrofit of a house within a conservation area  in Hackney. Heating demand was successfully reduced by 80% and the project has been presented twice at the International Passivhaus Conference. 
In 2010 he posted a regular blog in Building magazine about the TSB Retrofit for the future project where Prewett Bizley acted as both architect and contractor. Last year he contributed to a set of low carbon retrofit guides published by the Institute for Sustainability. He set out a compelling  case for the role of ‘retrofit coordinator’ within this emergent field. Next year he will co-host a series of CPD sessions for the RIBA on the subject of sustainable retrofit, focussing on the building physics that may underpin ones approach. Prewett Bizley is a founding member of the UK Passivhaus Trust and Robert is a certified Passivhaus designer. He is also a trustee for RESET, a charity that champions the ecological adaptation of the built environment. 

markbrownMark Brown

Director, Energy Efficiency Partnership for Buildings

The Energy Efficiency Partnership for Buildings is a not-for-profit membership-based company and subsidiary of the National Energy Foundation. It succeeded the Energy Efficiency Partnership for Homes on 1st April 2012 which had been hosted by the Energy Saving Trust. The Partnership provides a network and infrastructure for the collaboration and mobilization of energy efficiency stakeholders on joint actions which overcome barriers, share best practices and improve the supply chains’ delivery capabilities and capacity. Mark Brown has been the Partnership’s Director for the last nine years. Previously he was a management consultant at Ernst & Young and IBM Business Consulting where he managed a client portfolio and led business transformation programmes in the downstream oil, chemicals and energy sectors. His earlier career was with BP Oil and Gulf Oil where he managed programmes in several countries for the development of fuel distribution and retailing networks, managed the marketing of lubrication products in developing countries, and managed the start-up of a used oil recycling business.

johntebbitJohn Tebbit

Industry Affairs Director, Construction Products Association

John studied Civil Engineering with British Rail at Leeds University and gained Chartered membership of the Institution of Civil Engineers with Southern Water, working on the design of river control structures, flood defences and water treatment plants. After two years with a heavy civils and marine contractor, he moved to Celcon as a technical adviser on masonry products. After spells in corporate finance and business development, he eventually became director of a group company, Kingsway Technology, which supplied technical support, machinery design and supply to the Group and licensed technologies in USA and India. Having run his own consultancy company for two years, covering diverse areas such as timber recycling and prefabricated steel framed housing systems, John joined the Construction Products Association in 2001 as Industry Affairs Director. He is responsible for environmental, technical and regulatory issues including Building Regulations, the Construction Products Directive, CE marking and fire. John represents the products industry on a number of bodies including the European Commission’s Standing Committee on Construction, the Health and Safety Commission’s Construction Industry Advisory Committee (CONIAC), BRE Certification, FM Approvals and Robust Details Ltd. He is also a member of the Government’s Building Regulations Advisory Committee (BRAC).

kerrymashfordDr Kerry Mashford

Chief Executive, National Energy Foundation

Kerry Mashford has been Chief Executive of the National Energy Foundation since December 2012. Her previous roles include Lead Technologist in low impact buildings at the Technology Strategy Board, Technical Director of the Ecological Sequestration Trust, Director of Development for the Centre for Remanufacturing and Reuse and Head of Sustainable Manufacturing & Construction for ARUP.  Kerry also co-founded Interfacing Ltd., an engineering design and consultancy company focusing on sustainable projects, materials, technologies and systems. Kerry has an MSt in interdisciplinary design of the built environment (IDBE) from the University of Cambridge and a PhD in integrated design of complex, multi-domain systems from Brunel University.  A Chartered Engineer, Fellow of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, and Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, Kerry is an advisor to several academic institutions, a member of IMechE Council and a lead assessor for the Manufacturing Excellence Awards. 




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