Tim has been actively involved in the investigation, communication, and delivery of building services engineering solutions for over 35 years. Having worked as an engineering designer in the healthcare sector the following 26 years were spent designing, delivering and managing Building Services courses at London’s South Bank University (née Poly). He maintained strong and active industrial links throughout this period. His technical areas of course development and delivery range from the specification of the internal environment through the optimisation of building form to the evaluation and development of holistic active and passive building systems to improve lifecycle performance. He is an active member of CIBSE where he serves on various committees, is the CIBSE Journal Technical Editor, BSER&T Managing Editor, a past ASHRAE Director at Large, currently serves on ASHRAE’s Professional Development Committee and is on the editorial panels of international journals, as well as being a technical consultant and lecturer to CIBSE, other institutions and industry groups. He has published hundreds of technical articles and organised/chaired/presented hundreds of technical meetings around the world. He is visiting Professor in Building Services Systems at UCL, London where he acts as an adviser and lectures and develops programmes associated with ‘building services engineering’ as an integral part of the whole building system.

As Design Manager at SE Controls, Chris’s primary focus is on the development and application of innovative natural ventilation solutions and the role also fully utilises his distinctive combination of extensive academic research skills and detailed construction sector experience. Since joining SE Controls in early 2013, Chris has been selected as a finalist in the Chartered Institute of Building Services Engineers’ CIBSE Graduate of the Year Award has also had several research papers published in academic journals and conferences including one that was shortlisted for the inaugural Loughborough University Energy Medal awards.

Ian Highton Technical Director at EDSL. Originally studied Mathematics and Computing at Durham, then Applied Mathematics at Cranfield Institute for MSc and PhD. Has worked on the specification, architecture, and development of software for the thermal, energy and environmental analysis of buildings for over 25 years. Since the late 90s, has overseen the complete re-development of Tas as a native Windows product, from its previous workstation platforms. Is currently continuing to work on day-to-day Tas development, but is also devising a ‘next generation’ set of calculation procedures to take advantage of multi-core PCs and the cloud.

Tom is a sustainable energy specialist and Chartered Engineer and Member of CIBSE with over 12 years’ experience providing technical, strategic and policy advice in relation to low carbon new and existing buildings and developments. Based in Manchester, Tom leads the AECOM Sustainability team for the Northern region of the UK. Tom both support AECOM design teams and works directly with developers (from concept and masterplanning to implementation), local authorities, and government clients.

Tom was the technical lead for Part L1A 2015 Wales, part of the technical team for Part L1A 2013 England, and a contributing technical author for a number of studies for (now closed) the Zero Carbon Hub. Tom sits on the CIBSE Homes for the Future Group and was a technical editor and a contributing author and for a CIBSE Technical Memorandum on Good Practice in the Design of Homes. Tom currently lives in a certified Passivhaus gaining firsthand experience of living in a low energy home.


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, whilst working at EP&T. After 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.

He studied a Masters of Physics at Southampton University.  For over 11 years he has worked in the Building Services industry, testing the performance and compliance to international standards of a wide range of ventilation products, both in laboratory testing and on site. His work includes projects on ventilation and thermal comfort, investigation of ventilation effectiveness and Indoor air quality in buildings that range from hospitals to offices to data centres.  His work in IAQ includes measurement of contaminants and compliance to the specifications of the latest and different well-being standards, and investigations of different instrumentation and methodologies.

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