Senior Vice President, Sales
The majority of my 30 years working in the construction industry has been managing large foundation projects in the UK, Hong Kong, Singapore and more recently in renewable energy solutions in the USA.
At the same time, I have been raising the profile and opportunities associated with renewable energy solutions due to my ever-increasing concerns around global warming and the harmful effects we place on our planet. With my background in building foundations, I was drawn to the simplicity offered by ground sourced heat pump solutions and became specifically associated with geothermal opportunities, largely through the use of energy piles (geothermal loops installed within building foundations). Using heat pumps connected to geothermal loops, enables a heating and cooling solution that is 4-6 times more energy efficient than conventional heating and cooling solutions. I initiated the energy pile trial at Lambeth College in 2007 to try and answer questions from sceptics about the impacts on foundation performance and to provide clear guidance regarding the effect of heating and cooling piles.
I was involved with raising the profile of all ground sourced heating and cooling systems, whilst continuing research into the effects on foundations with Cambridge University, Virginia State University, Boulder University and Texas A&M university. For the past 2 years I have been pursuing opportunities in the US with GI Energy US. During 2017/18, I worked with a world-renowned technology client in California on installing one of the largest energy foundation projects in the world at their new Mountainview campus. I am currently working with many Universities across the US assisting them in achieving a carbon-zero campus, most notably is Michigan State University, where we are currently providing a high-level review outlining a district energy geothermal solution that will enable them to meet their carbon reduction goals of 60% by 2040.
Thursday, September 26
10:00 AM – 10:30 AM