Divisional Director, Smart Energy and Sustainability
BEng (Hons), PGDip, IEng, MCIBSE
Recognised as one of the UK's leading thinkers on adapting to climate change and the future of energy, Josh leads our Smart Energy & Sustainability team.
His expertise is in developing viable and commercial solutions to respond to the need to decarbonise major buildings and estates. In addition he advises clients to plan for climate adaptation and supports the built environment sector to deliver resilience in energy provision and their supply chains.
His approach to the energy agenda is focused on optimising commercial value through the establishment of tradeable assets, creation of resilient power supplies, overcoming capacity constraints and meeting decarbonisation goals through deployment of renewable technologies.
Josh advises local authorities on their carbon strategies and helps private sector clients shape their approach to ESG and decarbonisation through passive, nature-based and engineering-led solutions combined with a commercial understanding of the opportunities from the renewables markets.
By background, a specialist in building physics, he understands environmental design, in addition to project drivers and wider legislative requirements and has led on strategy development to meet the requirements of evolving policy and regulation on sustainability.
In 2019, Josh was appointed to Bristol's Advisory Committee on Climate Change. This is a role that plays a part in determining how the city achieves it's 2030 carbon neutral ambition, One City Plan and climate strategy.
Josh regularly speaks at events across the UK on climate change, adaptation and net zero. In 2023 he led our session on decarbonisation at the Footprint + conference and in early 2024 was a panellist at the BE News debate on 'how to pursue renewable energy with renewed purpose'.