Build2Perform Live Advisory Committee

The advisory committee worked with proposals from CIBSE Special Interest Groups, Divisions and Societies to create a truly engaging and interesting programme.   With thanks and appreciation for their hard work to the advisory committee and CIBSE groups including Natural Ventilation, Society of Light and Lighting, Building Simulation Group, Young Engineers Network (YEN), Heritage Group, Young Energy Performance Group (YEPG), Facilities Management Group, CIBSE Patrons, Energy Performance Group, Daylight Group, Homes for the Future, Society of Public Health Engineers, BIM and Digital Steering Group, Resilient Cities Group and the CHP & District Heating Group.


Justin Bere

Justin Bere

One of the UK’s foremost Passivhaus practitioners, Justin Bere has over 20 years post-qualification experience as an architect and is a leader in the adoption of the Passivhaus standard in the UK and a passionate advocate of ecological and environmental design. Justin is a member of numerous professional and passivhaus committees and organisations and was instrumental in setting up the UK’s first passivhaus conference and a founder of the UK’s Passivhaus Trust. His practice, bere:architects, has won numerous design awards and won both of the Building Research Establishment’s Passivhaus competitions (Ebbw Vale 2009 and Watford 2012).


Chris Botten
Programme Manager
Better Buildings Partnership

His responsibilities cover the day to day management of the BBP and the running of the Working Groups. Chris first started out as a Climate Change Officer for the London Climate Change Agency before working as a Project Manager in the London Development Agency Environment and Climate Change Team.Christopher holds an MSc in Sustainable Environmental Management.


Carl Collins
Digital Engineering Consultant
CIBSE and the Landscape Institute

Carl is a Digital Engineering Consultant to CIBSE and the Landscape Institute. He has worked with various standards institutions writing the standards that support BIM in the UK and internationally. Carl began using CAD in 1983 with the first commercial release of AutoCad with experience in Electro-Optic Instrument systems, having studied and practised as a mechanical design engineer. As well as being highly conversant with document control, QEMS and IT systems, he is an experienced user and manager of AutoDesk products, including AutoCad and Revit. Previously, Carl has also been BIM Leader and Pioneer for Arup Associates and Global Content Leader for Arup for over 12 years.


Les Copeland

Les is a Fellow of CIBSE, a member of the CIBSE Council and Chairs the CIBSE BIM Steering Group. Les has holistic knowledge of the Mechanical and Electrical industry with over 25 years of experience in a wide variety roles and sectors, ranging from sub-contract delivery, to senior management position in the UK’s strongest Principal Contractors and currently hold directorship position in a leading global consulting practice. He has had the opportunity to work on a diverse career route which has given him experience and skills to successfully deliver award winning and landmark major projects. He has delivered projects in a wide range of sectors; from high rise commercial and residential schemes, shopping centres, leisure, industrial, pharmaceutical, manufacturing, city regeneration schemes to cutting edge waste recycling, with a proven track record for successfully delivering successful projects.


Hywel Davies

Hywel Davies
Technical Director

Hywel has led the technical and policy development work of the Institution since 2007, particularly focused on those policy areas that influence the performance of buildings, including Building and Energy related Regulations and Building Information Modelling. He participates in a range of government and industry policy development groups. CIBSE members are familiar with his monthly contribution on legal issues for the CIBSE Journal. He is also engaged in research projects on technical and policy  issues, particularly energy efficiency, BIM and other regulatory matters.


Abigail Dombey
Energy and Environmental Manager
University of Brighton

Abigail has been working for the University of Brighton since 2009, developing their Carbon Management Plan and Environmental Strategies as well as,  overseeing the activities of the Environment Team. She is an experienced Energy Engineer and Environmental Manager, and has worked with a variety of organisations helping them achieve excellence in carbon reduction, waste minimisation, resource efficiency and legislative compliance. Abigail is a strong proponent of the Lean, Clean, & Green energy hierarchy which she applies to all her energy work. She firmly believes in the importance of communicating and is passionate about c-change, the University of Brighton’s bespoke carbon reduction campaign she helped create.


Philip Draper
Senior Technical and Sustainability Manager
Broadgate Estates

Phil started his career at e2v Technologies as an apprentice, spending 10 years at the company gaining knowledge of all types of building services including 11KV electrical distribution, class 10 clean rooms and the distribution of industrial gases such as hydrogen and nitrogen. Since 2008 Phil has specialised in energy management, developing his experience in managing metering systems and the analysis of energy outputs to achieve substantial energy savings, whist working at EP&T. Joining Broadgate Estates as a Senior Engineering Manager in 2011, Phil now heads the sustainability department as Senior Technical and Sustainability Manager, and has introduced solutions to achieve energy savings through intelligent engineering at trophy office buildings in London for clients and occupiers.  He has helped British Land achieve their energy savings target of 40% from 2009 – 2016 and achieved a 50% saving on managed services at a number of properties on the Regent’s Place campus. Phil is an active member of a number of industry working groups including for the latest CIBSE TM39: Building Energy Metering report.


Julie Godefroy
Head of Sustainability Development

Julie is CIBSE Head of Sustainability, acting as maternity cover for Sara Kassam. She is a chartered engineer with a PhD in low-carbon buildings and has worked for 10 years as sustainability consultant. She is on the advisory group for UCL’s MSc in Health, Wellbeing and Sustainable Buildings, on the steering group for Ecobuild 2018 and on the National Trust’s Historic Environment Group and Design Advice Forum.


Renford Gordon
Development Manager
CIT Group

Renford is a future thinking Real Estate Developer who has a background in engineering, sustainability and innovation for the built environment. Which has given him a unique insight into creating places which complement the environment, enhance wellbeing and are commercially successful. Renford is a Development Manager for a Real Estate Private Equity Investor. Where he is delivering some of London’s most exciting landmark schemes. He is a Chartered Engineer and Member of CIBSE. He has experience within various sectors such as education, commercial and industrial. He can provide insight from consultant, contractor and client perspectives. In the past, he has also worked with The Zero Carbon Hub (Legacy team) on a “Future Homes” project as well as AECOM and TUV SUD Wallace Whittle on a collaborative approach to create a framework for delivering projects with an “Inside Out” design philosophy. Renford is also a member of the Advisory Group for The Digital Catapult and the Building Data Exchange platform, which has been formulated to unlock one of the largest unexplored datasets in the built environment. The overarching aim of the platform is to act as a hub for the built environment community, digital innovators, designers and entrepreneurs to develop new business and technological approaches for the buildings we live and work in.


Michael Lim
Principal Engineer, Sustainability
Building Engineering, AECOM

Michael has over 10 years’ experience in building physics, HVAC systems, thermal modelling, energy performance analysis, building regulation compliance, energy master-planning and heat networks. Michael has also been involved in various research and innovation projects developing new solutions for the built environment and energy systems. Michael was a board member on the International Building Performance Simulation Association (IBPSA-England) and a CIBSE Low Carbon Consultant and accredited Low Carbon Energy Assessor Level 3, 4 & 5 EPC. Michael joined AECOM in Nov 2006 from a research and technology background specialising in systems control in mechanical and process applications.


Dr Anna Mavrogianni
Lecturer, Sustainable Building and Urban Design
Institute for Environmental Design and Engineering (IEDE), Bartlett Faculty of the Built Environment, UCL

 Dr Anna Mavrogianni trained as an architect engineer specialising in building physics and environmental design at the School of Architecture at the National Technical University of Athens and the Bartlett School of Graduate Studies, UCL and has several years of experience in architectural design and environmental consultancy. As part of her PhD, she developed a framework that quantifies the effect of London’s urban heat island on domestic space heating demand, indoor overheating and heat-related health risk, as part of the EPSRC-funded project ‘The development of a Local Urban Climate model and its application to the Intelligent Development of cities’ (LUCID). The outcomes of this work informed the Greater London Authority’s (GLA) Climate Change Adaptation Strategy and the UK Government’s Climate Change Risk Assessment (CCRA): Built Environment Sector Report.

Anna was the academic Principal Investigator in the ‘Seasonal Health, Ageing and Resilience in Urban Populations and Environments’ (SHARPER) project funded by NERC and the Arup Global Research Challenge, and is currently a Co-Investigator in the NIHR-funded  Health Protection Research Unit (HPRU) in Environmental Change and Health, Theme 2: Sustainable Cities and the ESPRC-funded ‘Airport Capacity Consequences Leveraging Aviation Integrated Modelling’ (ACCLAIM) project. She regularly advises Government Departments, the GLA and individual Local Authorities on ways to improve the climate resilience of urban environments. She has published more than 60 peer-reviewed articles to date and has contributed to several book chapters, reports and evaluations. She was a contributing author in the ‘Investigation into Overheating in Buildings’ report for DCLG, the ‘Defining Overheating in Buildings’ detailed evidence review for the Zero Carbon Hub and the Government’s upcoming 2017 CCRA report. She is a Board Member of the International Building Performance Simulation Association-England (IBPSA-England), a Member of the UK Indoor Environments Group (UKIEG) and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (RSA).


Anastasia Mylona

Anastasia Mylona
Research Manager

Dr Anastasia Mylona was trained as an Architect but after completing her PhD in building physics she followed a career on climate change and its impacts on buildings. Over the past eight years she held a knowledge transfer role working at the Environmental Change Institute, at the University of Oxford, as part of the Adaptation and Resilience in the Context of Change Network providing technical advice and stakeholder perspective to their research portfolio, while also working as a technical consultant at CIBSE, leading the development of guidance relevant to climate change impacts and adaptation, and the environmental information required for the future proofing of building and their services. In 2014 she took on a full time role at CIBSE as Research Manager, developing CIBSE’s research portfolio and liaising with academic partners towards the creation of new knowledge for CIBSE members and the wider industry.



David Stevens
Group Secretary and Committee Member
Vice Chair, CIBSE Facilities Management Group

David Stevens is the Vice Chair of the CIBSE Facilities Management Group. David is a Chartered Engineer with over 25 years’ experience in Building Services design, construction, project management, operations and strategic maintenance planning. Facilities Management best practice, improved standards of engineering delivery, and effective performance management across large property portfolios are David’s passionate areas of focus. David has an MBA, MEng and BEng (HONS) in Building Services Engineering.  He is a member of CIBSE, IET, SLL, and a Certified Member of BIFM. David is a member of the BIFM Expert Panel and sits on the BIFM People Management committee, he is a Judge for a number of Industry awards including the 2017 CIBSE Building Performance Awards.


Simon Wyatts
Associate Director
Sustainable Design

Simon leads Cundall’s building physics, health, well-being and sustainability team. Through the use of passive and energy efficient measures, his holistic approach to sustainable design ensures spaces are healthy and comfortable whilst actively reducing a building’s carbon footprint. With over 15 years’ experience in integrated building design, Simon works on a range of projects as both a mechanical design engineer and sustainability consultant. Specialising in low-energy sustainable design, his experience of designing passive building solutions for a wide range of building types and forms has helped to develop energy strategies for a wide range of commercial and domestic buildings as well as master planning energy strategy for large campus sites and large regeneration projects. Simon is an active member of the British Council for Offices’ Environmental Social Governance Group and also provides a number of CPD seminars on a range of low energy and sustainability issues. He is a certified Passivhaus Designer, a licensed BREEAM Assessor, Accredited Professional (AP) and Auditor as well as a registered Low Carbon Energy Assessor licensed to carry Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) and Display Energy Certificates (DEC). He has been leading the team delivering Europe’s first WELL Standard project.