The Sustainable Homes team

We at Sustainable Homes are recognised experts in our field. In our team we have Code for Sustainable Homes assessors, NHER assessors, energy experts, strategy experts and trainers who are leaders in their fields. The team has knowledge of lower carbon new build, existing buildings and effective strategies. Together we are leading the change.

With any operation, success depends on the quality of its people. Sustainable Homes has chosen each member of its staff with care. They have been supported through significant learning and development. They will provide you with the assistance you need to make your properties and business more sustainable.

The team includes:


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Bevan Jones, Managing Director

Bevan’s leadership and sustainability expertise are clear-cut for the current challenging environment for social landlords.

Before joining Sustainable Homes as Managing Director, Bevan played a key role in embedding sustainability throughout Catalyst Housing business leading the organisation to become one of the most sustainable landlords in the country.

At the start of his career, Bevan worked for the Royal Borough of Greenwich and then the London Boroughs of Newham and Islington where he was responsible of the design and implementation of sustainability strategies. He has additionally significant consultancy experience, including projects for DEFRA and the first UK Climate Change Risk Assessment.

Bevan will effectively join Sustainable Homes as Managing Director of Sustainable Homes, Bevan at the end of July and will oversee award winning accreditation, consultancy and national research into behaviour change and domestic energy use and the popular fuel poverty modelling.

Responsibilities: SHIFT, consultancy, managing the business, speaking at national conferences and influencing

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Richard Lupo, Senior Sustainability Consultant, Sustainable Homes

Richard Lupo, Senior Sustainability Consultant

Richard is a Chartered Environmentalist and Full Member of the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (IEMA). At Sustainable Homes he has carried out over 50 full sustainability assessments of social landlords using the SHIFT standard. He has also facilitated the design of housing stock energy efficiency improvement strategies using the CROHM format. Other consultancy work includes calculating and making recommendations for improvement of office carbon emissions and business fleet emissions. In addition, he is an experienced Code for Sustainable Homes assessor.

Richard has trained and qualified over 300 Code for Sustainable Homes assessors as well as trained building professionals on Housing Quality Indicators and sustainable refurbishment.

At Imperial College London Richard developed a waste silt recycling process, gained an MSc in Environmental Engineering and studied the impact of new regulations on hazardous waste disposal.

In his spare time, Richard researches the connections between environmental protection and meeting human needs and wellbeing.

Responsibilities: Leads on SHIFT, SHIFT technical updates , CROHM and consultancy

Connect with Richard on LinkedIn

   
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Bill Wright, Sustainability Officer

William, also known as Bill, comes to Sustainable Homes with a background in Renewable Energy, having gained a BSc in Environmental Science from Kingston University and an MSc in Renewable Energy from the Centre for Alternative Technology (CAT) in Wales.

He has helped to implement vocational training courses for renewable energy technicians on the EU’s ‘Transfer of Innovation’ programme, and also worked as a Solar PV designer and installer. He recently completed an internship with an energy savings charity in North London looking in particular at homes in fuel poverty, and at energy efficiency in schools.

Responsibilities: Energy monitoringSHIFT, consultancy and NES

 

 

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Joana Malato, Marketing & Communications Manager

Joana has joined Sustainable Homes whilst completing her PhD in Sustainability Marketing with a focus on the cement industry and the adoption of more sustainable materials. Joana has an MSc. in Strategic Marketing (Cardiff University) and has broad marketing experience having previously worked in different marketing roles, both in-house and agency, and as a lecturer at Cardiff Metropolitan University.

At Sustainable Homes Joana leads on marketing and communications through maintaining the website, developing and implementing different strategic and marketing campaigns, and coordinating Sustainable Homes’ events and exhibitions.

Responsibilities: Marketing and communications, strategy, website, Conferences/events

Connect with Joana on LinkedIn

 

 

Begum Nash, Sustainability Assistant, Sustainable Homes

Begum Bidik Nash, Sustainability Assistant

Begum is a mechanical engineer. She also has an MSc. in Sustainable Energy Technologies and Management with Distinction (Brunel University).

Previously, Begum assisted European clients on waste management, solar energy, energy efficiency and other issues.

Begum is now assisting Bill in carrying out the National Energy Study (NES) - a behaviour change study of 500 homes across the UK.

Responsibilities: Energy monitoring, NESSHIFT and consultancy

 

 

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Emma Jones, Sustainability and Marketing Intern

Emma has a degree in Arabic and Middle Eastern Studies from University of Leeds and has worked in various roles in the charitable and education sectors. She is currently undertaking an MSc in Inequalities and Social Science at LSE.

At Sustainable Homes, Emma works on planning and organising the various events, conferences and exhibitions we run. She also assists on maintain the website and running various marketing campaigns.

Responsibilities: Marketing campaigns, website, Conferences/events

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Will Roberts

Will Roberts, Finance Director

Will joined the Hastoe Group in 2007 where he was Head of Finance for three years before taking the position of Finance Director in 2010. Will has extensive experience in the Housing and Private Sector as demonstrated by his senior management positions at First Wessex Housing Group and Moat Housing Group. Prior to that he worked for a private property investment company, based in London, for five years. He qualified as a chartered accountant with the accountancy firm Deloitte.

   

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Angelica Kowlaska, Finance Officer

Angelica is responsible for preparing the management accounts and providing financial analysis as required for Sustainable Homes and Hastoe, whilst assisting the Management Accountant and Head of Finance with month end processes. She is currently progressing through the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) Qualification.

   

Caroline Begg

Caroline Begg, Finance Officer

Caroline is responsible for inputting invoices, setting up new suppliers, accounts payable and reconciling supplier statements for Sustainable Homes and the Hastoe Group.

   

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Julie Smith, Head of Human Resources

Julie manages and leads the Human Resources Team in providing a tailored, Group-wide HR and Facilities service - which includes support and advice to Sustainable Homes and the Hastoe Group.