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 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.
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.
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.
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.
Mechanical Building Services Engineer
Carlo studied Mechanical Engineering at the University of La Sapienza in Rome, followed by an MSc in Renewable Energy and Resource Management at the University of South Wales. His interest for innovative sustainable construction led him to attend the Passivhaus Designer course at the PH Institut in Darmstadt, Germany. He worked for a number of years as an electrician acquiring competency on-site in electrical building services and project management, and later as a building services engineer.
Carlo joined Enhabit in January 2019 as a designer and project manager for HVAC, ASHP, Solar PV and Solar Thermal systems.
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.
Building Physics Engineer
Konstantinos has been a Building Physics Engineer at Enhabit since April 2018. Having obtained a Master’s degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Patras, Greece, his strong interest in sustainability and low energy design led him to achieve a distinction in his MSc in Sustainable Architecture Studies at the University of Sheffield. Before he joined Enhabit, he 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 is involved in all aspects of Enhabit’s work, from Passivhaus design to Mechanical Services design and Carbon Assessments, and he specialises in conducting Hygrothermal Performance Assessments using WUFI.
Building Physics Consultant
Tim joined the Enhabit consultancy team in November 2020 as a building physics consultant. Tim is a keen champion of all things Passivhaus and works to support individuals, developer companies and local authorities in their initiatives to build or refurbish homes to a warmer, healthier and more sustainable level.
Tim has a BA in Architecture, is a NHER SAP assessor and undertook BRE training in EcoHomes and Code for Sustainable Homes, as well as being an early adopter of Passivhaus training, Tim has hands-on building and retrofit experience, having gutted and refurbished two London Victorian houses. The most recent project was a deep refurbishment close to EnerPHit standard of his own home using Passivhaus principles, and installing MVHR, ASHP and PV technologies to achieve an airtight (less than 0.6ach), low energy property.
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 into a one bedroom self-contained flat. He has also spent time in Scotland building micro hydro schemes. He now works with the Consultancy and MVHR team and designs renewable energy systems for us.
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 4 years. She works within the Building Physics team with projects related to energy strategy, modelling and Passivhaus certification.
Nuria’s interest in design thinking and how to work towards progressive sustainability and social agenda led her to study a Master’s programme in Sustainable Design and Innovation at Kingston University, where she has developed a Master’s thesis focusing on co-creation resources and sustainability strategies.
Rob has 13 years of construction industry experience, his previous role was at a well-reputed, Norfolk based property developer with an in-house RIBA architect’s practice. He has extensive experience in a very wide range of the functions of a property developer including specification, procurement, contract management, tendering & subcontractor qualification, utility service connection application & coordination and more.
Having acted as the go-between between office and site, he understands the challenges and expectations of both sides, and is well versed in the resolution of the many issues that can be encountered in delivering a construction project. In addition to this, Rob is an ATTMA registered Level 1 Air Tightness Tester with many years’ experience and has recently qualified as an On Construction Domestic Energy Assessor.
Jeff studied computer sciences and mechanical engineering in the United States. He worked in a number of engineering, design, and estimating roles before moving to the United Kingdom in 2010. He has since continued his design and estimating career, specialising in ventilation for domestic and commercial applications. He has been BPEC and NICEIC certified as an installer and designer of domestic ventilation systems, and learned Passivhaus principles from WARM.
Jeff joined Enhabit in October 2020 as a ventilation specialist and MVHR Consultant.
Building Services Engineer
Penn studied Mechanical Engineering University of Southampton, earning a Masters in Engineering in 2015. After graduation, he spent four years working as an MEP designer in large commercial CAT A and CAT B fit outs. He now works as a Building Services Engineer for Enhabit, having joined in October 2020.
Tom has three years of experience within ventilation having started installing MVHR systems on big new build projects for large-scale developers. He moved into commissioning the MVHR systems soon after and began supervising ventilation teams after that.
Tom learned many different skills including his aptitude for the management of projects during his time as a medic in the Royal Air Force. During his time in the RAF Tom gained a Group Captains’ commendation award for his leading role in an unexpected casualty emergency. Tom has carried leading by example into all aspects of his work and brings his knowledge and experience to his role with Enhabit.
Jessica has an LLB degree in Law from the University of Portsmouth and has also studied Interior Design and Architecture at degree level. She has worked on various projects within the design world and has extensive administration experience.
Jessica joined Enhabit in October 2020 and has a strong personal commitment to acting on climate change and improving the energy efficiency and carbon footprint of buildings.
Ed is the co-founder of Ansor Ventures and is actively involved in the growth and management of the portfolio companies.
Ed has spent his career building and transforming SMEs. He started his first business 17 years ago which achieved 3rd place in the Fast Track 100. He has founded 11 growth businesses and completed 8 acquisitions. He was previously a partner at Oliver Wyman. He holds an MBA with distinction from INSEAD and an MA from Cambridge University.
Peter is a co-founder of Ansor Ventures and is actively involved in the growth and management of the portfolio companies.
He is an experienced entrepreneur who has founded and built multiple businesses, including: specialist investment company, PSM Partners LLP; booking agency, The Apartment Network; and hospitality operating company, Flying Butler Apartments. He previously worked as an investment banker with Goldman Sachs and UBS. He holds an MA and MEng 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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