SME Energy Advice Centre (SMEAC)

Sustainable energy advice to businesses

Energy User Cruiser

Mobile exhibition and conference centre. Taking best practice advice to businesses.

Part L assessments

Working with local builders and architects to aid compliance with Part L

Future factory

Energy Consultant for Future Factory Project

SCoRE Program

Energy Consultant for Future Factory Project


Energy Efficiency Advice Centre

Promotion of energy efficiency advice and sale of sustainable products to the public through retail outlet and by mail. 


Leicester’s environmental show home.

Severn Trent Energy and Water Saving project

Monitoring project for consumption of energy in domestic sector via digital television

Energy Rating of Dwellings

Qualified as an Energy Assessor in 1995 and have carried out assessments on 1000’s of homes. Played a role in the development of energy rating with research at postgraduate level.

Energy Vision 

Zero interest loan for energy saving improvements to homes.

Affordable Warmth And Renewable Energy (AWARE)

Promotion of renewable energy and energy efficiency to domestic sector 

Solar Club

UK wide project helping DIY enthusiasts install solar water heating

Solar Rental Scheme

Provision of solar water heating with no capital outlay 

Home Visits Pilot Project

Providing energy efficiency advice in the home 

Energy Efficiency Professionals Scheme

Development of network of environmental trades-people for improvements to homes 

Fuel Poverty Index

Development of method of identifying and quantifying fuel poverty via energy rating.

Played a part in the development of BREDEM Software.

Green Electricity (Plug Into Green Electricity)

Working with the utilities on green electricity projects including helping with the drawing up of Friends of the Earth’s ‘Green Energy League Table’. Promotion of green electricity tariffs. First promotional campaign leading up to the deregulation of the market.

Energy Efficiency Centre Shop

Sale of sustainable products to the public 

Energy Efficiency Centre - Mail Order 

Sale of sustainable energy products to public by mail

City Challenge Urban Regeneration Programme

£500,000 of environmental improvements to the domestic sector. Used Energy Rating of homes and businesses to ‘sell’ environmental improvement.

Senior Citizens Project

Promotion of grants and advice to Senior Citizens in Leicester City to improve environmental performance of home and reduce running costs and health of occupants.

Solar Rental Scheme

Provision of solar water heating with no capital outlay

Innovation Project 

Energy Saving trust project Market research to develop new techniques in communication of environmental messages

Energy Labelling

Promotion and development of Energy Efficiency Recommended and EU Eco-Label.

Public Sector

Energy Display Project (

This involved working with public bodies across the EU to determine a method of providing operational ratings to public buildings. As part of this work I produced preliminary operational ratings to Leicester City Council buildings in 2005 (in advance of the original deadline for the EPBD in the UK).

Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council

Fulfilling obligations authorities under Energy Performance of Building Regulations

Derby City Council

Fulfilling obligations authorities under Energy Performance of Building Regulations

Nottingham City Council

Fulfilling obligations authorities under Energy Performance of Building Regulations

Birmingham City Council

Environmental Assessment for establishment of Climate Change Agency

Leicestershire County Council

Organisation Energy Audit; Energy Management Support; Carbon Trust Local Authority Carbon Management Programme support

Beacon Status

Co-wrote the bid which resulted in Leicester becoming the first City to achieve Beacon Status for Energy.

Leicester City Council Buildings Improvement

Invest to save improvements on buildings along with monitoring and targeting.


Leicester was one of the first UK authorities to install half-hourly-metering on its properties. We used a radio transmission system called Databird.

Carbon Trust's Local Authority Energy Management programme

Set up of zero interest revolving loan fund for energy improvements

Cities for Climate  Protection (CCP) 

Working with the Local Government’s Improvement and Development Agency (IDeA), with support from the International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives (ICLEI) and DEFRA. 

The project used computer software to assist in estimating greenhouse gas emissions in the local community and for the Local Authority itself.

Leicester Environment Strategy

A local building standard which incorporates renewable energy and sustainable construction techniques into new and old developments.

Leicester Climate Change Strategy

Development of an strategy to mitigate the city’s contribution to Climate Change

Ashton Green Housing Development

3,000 home development. The development was intended to incorporate an extremely high standard of environmental best practice in the construction. Aiming to be a Zero Energy Development (ZED).

Leicester Environment Standard

A local building standard which incorporated sustainable energy into new and old developments.

Leicester Better Buildings Project

A web based tool aimed at encouraging greater uptake of environmental issues in construction by acting as a sign posting tool and presenting the business case for sustainable construction to developers. T

Blue Print for Leicester

Environmental performance indicators for Environment City’s Local agenda 21 strategy.


Much of my work was externally funded. I have written many successful bids for financing from local, regional, national and international sources.

Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA)

I advised planning officers on the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) of proposed developments. For example I assessed an EIA for a proposal to construct a power station.

Kettering Borough Council Sustainability Appraisal

Helping the Borough begin the process of incorporating sustainable practices into planning


Award winning project in communicating sustainable development and breaking down barriers in sustainable construction. Overview of issues affecting renewable energy and local authorities in UK. Including the development of case studies for renewable energy projects along with the ‘Renewable Energy Matrix’. Delivered in all 12 regions of the UK. The project was awarded Energy Institute award for communication 2004.

Energy Saving Trust Regional Support Development Officer 

Energy Saving Trust’s Regional representative co-ordinating role in East Midlands Region of England.

European Union Local Authority Best Practice Project

Dissemination of Local Authority best practice in sustainable development to five EU partner countries.

Department of Trade & Industry Local Authority Case Studies

Dissemination of best practice of renewable energy in Local Authorities



A communications project funded by the Energy Saving Trust to assess the use of various communication techniques to bring the environmental message to new audiences


Promotion of environmental issues in the run up to the World Summit on Sustainable Development (Rio+10)  This added an international element to Leicester’s achievements under Local Agenda 21.

East Midlands Community Renewables Initiative

I worked along side the team who delivered the East Midlands Community Renewables Initiative for the East Midlands. This was one of the first CRIs to be up and running.

Decision Makers of Tomorrow project 

Working with schools to encourage more environmental work in teaching and building operation


Delivery of an exhibition to promote renewable energy at a community level.

Leicester Environment Partnership

A local forum for discussion of environmental projects and development of partnership working as part of the Local Strategic Partnership. I sat on this panel of key city decision makers

Energy Co-operative Development

Feasibility study into development of Energy Services Co-operative Company to deliver sustainable energy services.

European Social Fund - Energy Efficiency Training 

Working with Economic Development Unit Training local people in sustainability. Consequently many individuals went on to secure employment in the promotion of the environmental sector.

Partnership working 

Many of the above projects involved developing partnerships with other bodies in order to secure finance and deliver project outcomes.