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MEET OUR ESTEEMED JUDGES

We are proud to have an expert panel of judges to review the nominations across eleven awards. These industry leaders will be reviewing nominations and selecting winners and highly commended within each category for The Retrofit Academy Awards.

Meet the judges

Alan Pither - Independent Consultant and Trainer

Alan PitherIndependent Consultant and Trainer

Alan Pither - Independent Consultant and Trainer

Alan PitherIndependent Consultant and Trainer

Alan has been working on energy and environmental assessment throughout the UK since the 1980s and since 1998, he has been working as an independent consultant and trainer based in South Shropshire.

Over the years, he has provided a wide range of services to local authorities, housing associations and commercial organisations. These services include energy assessor training and bespoke training courses, feasibility studies and business plans for energy efficiency projects, energy surveys and option appraisals, housing stock energy consultancy and the design of marketing materials to promote energy efficiency.

Alan has an in-depth knowledge of small and large scale domestic low carbon retrofit and a thorough understanding of the Standard Assessment Procedure (SAP) and the modelling of energy efficiency improvements using this, both at the individual dwelling and housing stock levels.  He is a currently member of the BSi Panel that is developing the new BS 40104 Code of Practice for Retrofit Assessment of Dwellings.

Alan has an outstanding reputation as a trainer, and he was part of the team that developed the training course for the Level 5 Diploma in Retrofit Co-ordination and Risk Management. He delivers Retrofit Coordinator training for The Retrofit Academy and he is currently updating the on-line training materials for this course.

Andrej Miller - Team Lead at Department for Energy and Net Zero

Andrej MillerTeam Lead at Department for Energy and Net Zero

Andrej Miller - Team Lead at Department for Energy and Net Zero

Andrej MillerTeam Lead at Department for Energy and Net Zero

Andrej Miller is an experienced leader in energy policy and regulation. He currently serves as Team Leader at the Department for Energy Security and Net Zero, where he has worked for over 17 years.

In this role, Andrej leads teams responsible for delivering key energy efficiency and fuel poverty schemes including the Energy Company Obligation, Great British Insulation Scheme, Warm Home Discount, and more.

Carl Harvey - Director at My Home Survey Ltd and Senior Retrofit Coordinator at Osmosis ACD Ltd

Carl HarveyDirector at My Home Survey Ltd and Senior Retrofit Coordinator at Osmosis ACD Ltd

Carl Harvey - Director at My Home Survey Ltd and Senior Retrofit Coordinator at Osmosis ACD Ltd

Carl HarveyDirector at My Home Survey Ltd and Senior Retrofit Coordinator at Osmosis ACD Ltd

Carl Harvey works as an independent retrofit coordinator at My Home Survey Ltd, a business that Carl established in 2006 and now delivers a full suite of retrofit coordination services including Pulse air permeability testing, and as the senior retrofit coordinator at Osmosis ACD Ltd overseeing the PAS 2035 process within the business and promoting best practice in the industry.

Carl was the retrofit coordinator on the first BEIS PAS 2035:2019 demonstrator project and is a mentor for Retrofit Academy for trainees on the retrofit coordinator training course.

He established the company in 2006 to produce Home Information Packs and Energy Performance Certificates. He has held seats on various Government forums including the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive and was involved in the development of the Green Deal policy. He worked with ABBE to develop several energy/retrofit courses including DEA, GDA & HEA. Developed bespoke training courses and systems for companies involved in ECO, GDHIF & MEES and was a PAS 2030 installer for external wall insulation (2015).

Having developed the methodology for auditing the domestic RHI scheme for Ofgem, Carl is now the senior site auditor for the scheme including compliance with MCS standards. 

Caroline Witney - Programme Director for Social Housing Decarbonisation Fund

Caroline WitneyProgramme Director for Social Housing Decarbonisation Fund

Caroline Witney - Programme Director for Social Housing Decarbonisation Fund

Caroline WitneyProgramme Director for Social Housing Decarbonisation Fund

Caroline Withey is the Programme Director for the Social Housing Decarbonisation Fund at the Department for Energy Security and Net Zero.

She brings extensive experience delivering large-scale housing retrofit programmes focused on alleviating fuel poverty, reducing carbon emissions, and creating warmer homes.

Clare Price - Sector Lead - Built Environment at BSI Group

Clare PriceSector Lead – Built Environment at BSI Group

Clare Price - Sector Lead - Built Environment at BSI Group

Clare PriceSector Lead – Built Environment at BSI Group

Clare Price is Sector Lead – Built Environment at BSI. She is a Standards professional with extensive experience in sharing standards knowledge and working with industry and government to identify standards needs and deliver complex standards projects for the built environment.

She led the standards workstream in the Each Home Counts Review of energy efficiency and set up the BSI Retrofit Standards Task Group leading to the ongoing development of PAS 2035/2030 and PAS 2038 for energy efficiency retrofit.

She has worked with the Green Construction Board on the development of PAS 2080 Carbon management in buildings and infrastructure, and with ICE’s Low Carbon Concrete Group on the development of BSI Flex 350 on Alternative binder systems for lower carbon concrete.

Fallon Warren - Head of Environment and Sustainability at Longhurst Group

Fallon WarrenHead of Environment and Sustainability at Longhurst Group

Fallon Warren - Head of Environment and Sustainability at Longhurst Group

Fallon WarrenHead of Environment and Sustainability at Longhurst Group

Fallon is a dedicated community and housing sector professional with passion and drive, focusing on both Asset and Housing management.

With over 20 years’ experience across both the private and social housing sectors, consistently delivering high performing outcomes, her passion and motivation for creating warm and high-quality homes has led to her current role leading on the successful development of a strategic asset strategy for retrofitting hard to treat properties and delivery of multiple retrofit programmes.

An experienced Retrofit Coordinator, Climate Power Champion 2022 and project manager, Fallon strives to improve best practices in retrofit, pushing energy efficiency to a new level.

Richard Fitton - Professor at the University of Salford

Richard FittonProfessor at the University of Salford

Richard Fitton - Professor at the University of Salford

Richard FittonProfessor at the University of Salford

Richard holds a PhD in Building Physics and is also a chartered building surveyor.  He leads a task group for the development of international standards around energy performance.

Richard is the Chairman of the upcoming British Standard for Retrofit Assessment. He is also active the International Energy Agency studying the use of smart meter data to provide energy efficiency data for dwellings.

He holds a place on the SAP Scientific Integrity Group at the Building Research Establishment (BRE) which oversees the domestic energy model used in the UK. Richard is also the technical lead for the new Energy House 2 project, a building physics test lab.

Shaun Garvey - Programme Director – Department for Energy Security and Net Zero

Shaun GarveyProgramme Director – Department for Energy Security and Net Zero

Shaun Garvey - Programme Director – Department for Energy Security and Net Zero

Shaun GarveyProgramme Director – Department for Energy Security and Net Zero

Shaun Garvey is an accomplished leader, and currently is a Programme Director for the Department for Energy Security and Net Zero.

He provides strategic oversight for initiatives to decarbonise homes and buildings. Shaun has extensive experience successfully leading complex, multi-stakeholder programmes from strategy development through implementation.

The Awards are presented at one of the largest events of the year for professionals in the retrofit industry, Futurebuild, at the ExCeL, London. The award ceremony will take place on the evening of Tuesday 5 March 2024.

Book your ticket below to Futurebuild 2024, where we will be hosting the National Retrofit Conference.