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Elena Andreou

Low Energy Designer

Elena studied Architecture at the National Technical University of Athens, Greece. After her studies, she came to London where she did her MSc in Environmental Design and Engineering at UCL and also qualified as a CORE Retrofit Coordinator.

She then worked with a large architectural practice on a government retrofit scheme for existing dwellings before joining Enhabit.

At Enhabit, Elena was responsible for the general design of the Richmond new-build featured on Grand Designs in October 2018 and works on the energy design and construction of low energy residential projects, both new build and renovations.  She has been involved in Passivhaus and Enerphit projects and is head of MVHR design.

Kaspar Bradshaw

Project Engineer

Kaspar studied mechanical engineering and renewable energy systems at Dundee University. One year of his studies was spent in Germany at Stralsund Fachhochshule where he focused on solar and wind energy. Following university Kaspar worked as a Heating and Solar Thermal Engineer installing residential and commercial solar hot water systems. He later went on to work in Ghana, West Africa, where he installed grid-tied and also stand-alone solar PV systems. He currently designs and manages the installation of MVHR, Solar and Mechanical projects.

John Taylor

Managing Director

John is a Chartered Mechanical Engineer with over 15 years experience providing energy and sustainability consultancy in the built environment. John joined Enhabit in November 2019 and supports the team with operational management and design consultancy.

Patrick Chester

Project Manager and Passivhaus Consultant

Patrick discovered his calling for environmentally-conscious design when he worked in Malaysia as a project manager for a social enterprise that built homes for the country’s indigenous communities. Upon his return to England he began working at Enhabit, and he now helps to bring ideas on sustainable building and low energy design to clients across the UK. Patrick studied English and French Literature at the University of York and originally worked in communications. He is Enhabit’s MVHR Commissioning technician and also leads airtightness forensic and compliance testing for energy efficient buildings as an ATTMA TSL1 and BS EN:13829 qualified technician.

Andrew Fisher

Passivhaus Consultant – Norwich Team

Andrew has demonstrable experience in Passivhaus design and delivery having worked on projects from one-off bespoke dwellings to large scale (100+ unit) certified Passivhaus projects.

Andrew adopts a hands-on approach, supporting projects from conception, through construction to occupation. This includes working with architects, contractors, clients and manufacturers to develop products and processes to achieve Passivhaus standards.

He also led the delivery of the Certified Passivhaus Designer Course with Alex Honey, and to date they have trained 50% of the UK’s Certified Passivhaus Tradespersons.

In addition to his CEPH, ocDEA, Thermal Modelling accreditations, he has also recently completed his Level 3&4 NDEA certification.

Alex Honey

Passivhaus Designer – Norwich Team

Alex has over twenty years of experience working for multinational companies in the construction industry. His roles varied from working on site as a setting out engineer, to formulating concrete trial mixes in the laboratory for prestigious projects, to lecturing on concrete and cement technology.

For the last ten years, Alex has been involved with numerous Passivhaus projects either as Passivhaus Designer, Clerk of Works, Air Pressure Tester or MVHR commissioner.

He has also assisted in training around 50% of the UK’s Certified Passivhaus Tradespersons and developed an accredited City & Guilds 30hr module on Low Energy Building Principles for use nationwide. He also works as a Health and Safety Manager for a national contactor in the aviation, oil, gas and energy sectors.

Christopher Hughes

Project Engineer and Passivhaus Designer

Chris joined us in 2015 having graduated from the University of Oxford with a degree in engineering. He designs renewable energy systems, manages installations and performs a range of energy modelling tasks. Chris is one of Enhabit’s certified Passivhaus designers.

Dushyant Karnik

Building Physics Engineer

Dushyant has a degree in Architecture from the University of Pune and an Honours degree in Construction Management from Glasgow Caledonian University, London. Prior to joining Enhabit he worked on a variety of commercial, residential and industrial projects in India. He has a special interest in low energy building design and construction innovation, which led to his interest in Passivhaus and low energy services design.

He is passionate about the application of Passivhaus principles and energy efficient solutions in retrofits and new builds. His core skills include energy modelling, ventilation system design, heating and hot water system design and energy strategy. Dushyant joined us in 2017 and is part of our Building Physics and Ventilation design team.

Kostas Megagiannis

Building Physics Engineer

Konstantinos (Kostas) has a strong interest in sustainability and low energy design which made him achieve a distinction in his MSc Sustainable Architecture Studies at the University of Sheffield, following a Master’s degree in Civil Engineering.

He participated in the MC2017 Masters Conference People and Buildings in London, and his paper on Hygrothermal Performance Assessments in Retrofit projects was published. He has worked as a Sustainability Consultant helping a non-profit organization to embody the PassivHaus principles in the design and construction of low energy container houses.

Konstantinos joined Enhabit in early 2018 and manages low energy building design and consultancy services.

Will Boucher-Giles

Project Manager

Will has an MSc in Construction Project Management. He combines on-site experience with people skills developed in the hospitality sector. He works closely with clients and our technical team to ensure client builds and major refurbishments are delivered to perform.

Ben Arnold

Project Engineer

Ben has a Masters in Engineering from the University of Exeter. After graduating from University, he took a year out to convert a derelict barn in to a one bedroom self-contained flat. He has also spent time in Scotland building micro hydro schemes. He now works with the MVHR team and designs renewable energy systems for us.

Sarah Price

Head of Building Physics and Consultancy

Sarah has experience of working on a wide variety of projects related to energy in the built environment from concept through to commissioning, and in 2011 she wrote the city wide energy strategy for Birmingham City Council. More recently she has specialised in project delivery, managing several Innovate UK projects and is now embarking on a BEIS funded project to develop a new external cladding system to achieve 80% reduction in carbon emissions in a single step.  She is a specialist in the technical performance in buildings including thermal bridge analysis, energy modelling, moisture, MVHR and has a deep understanding of the relationship between different building performance standards in the UK from Building Regulations to Passivhaus. Sarah has a first class honours degree in Physics from the University of Nottingham and a PhD in physics from the University of Birmingham.

Akta Raja

Director / Founder

Akta co-founded the business and led the company though its R&D phase and arranged its sale to Ansor Ventures to accelerate its growth. Akta has a deep understanding of the energy efficiency market and will focus on the company’s acquisition strategy. Akta has a degree in law from the University of Cambridge.

Nuria Lopez

Building Physics Engineer & Passivhaus Designer

Nuria’s career started in the Architecture and Construction field working in construction, design and management teams. After running her own business for a couple of years and finding out what her greatest interest was, she specialised in sustainable architecture and Passivhaus standard, and has been undertaking consultancy projects in the field for the last 3 years. She works within the Building Physics team with projects related to energy strategy, modelling and onsite technical assurance.

Carlo Stramacci

Graduate Project Engineer

Carlo studied Mechanical Engineering at the University of La Sapienza in Rome. His passion for the field of sustainability led him to first gain an MSc in Renewable Energy and Resource Management at the University of South Wales and then attend the Passivhaus Designer course at the PH Institut in Darmstadt, Germany.

Carlo worked for a number of years as an electrician before and during his university education, acquiring competency on site in electrical building services and project management. Once he completed his academic studies he worked in Rome as a building services engineer before joining Enhabit in early 2019.

Mark Clare

Adviser

Mark was group chief executive at Barratt Developments plc between October 2006 and June 2015 and has also served as a trustee of the Building Research Establishment and the UK Green Building Council. Prior to joining Barratt, he was an executive director of Centrica plc and held a number of senior roles both within Centrica plc and British Gas. Mark has also been a non-executive director of BAA plc, the airports operator.

Mark brings a wealth of experience in both the construction and energy sectors which allows him to offer a unique perspective to Enhabit’s management team.

Edward Ainsworth

Non Executive Director

Ed is the co-founder of Ansor Ventures and is actively involved in the growth and management of the portfolio companies. Ed has a particular focus on building management teams, raising investment and executing acquisitions. Ed was previously a partner in the San Francisco office of the global consulting firm Oliver Wyman. Ed holds an INSEAD MBA with Distinction and an MA and BA in Economics from Cambridge University.

Peter Marson

Non Executive Director

Peter is the co-founder of Ansor Ventures and is actively involved in the growth and management of the portfolio companies. Peter has a particular focus on identifying new business opportunities and developing strategies to enable the businesses to achieve accelerated growth. Peter was previously a partner in the London office of Oliver Wyman. He holds an INSEAD MBA with Distinction and a MEng, MA and BA from Cambridge University.

We are an award winning team of engineers, architects and building professionals who are passionate about the health of both our built environment and our planet.

The UK’s buildings are responsible for over 20% of the UK’s carbon emissions and thus producing low-energy buildings must be a key priority if we, as a nation, are serious about taking action to improve energy security and meeting our carbon emission targets.

We’ve designed passivhaus retrofits (the first two in the UK), passivhaus new-builds, developed programmes for retrofitting social housing property and saving energy in hair salons and helped over 300 clients build or renovate warmer and more comfortable homes.

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