Mark is an Associate in our Sustainability team in London. He is a Chartered Engineer, holds an Engineering Doctorate (EngD) in Environmental Technology, is an accredited CIBSE Low Carbon Energy Assessor and BREEAM AP.
Within Buro Happold, Mark leads the company’s CIBSE award winning Building Performance task group. This global task force has members across 14 offices and 6 countries, with the aim of gathering performance insights on all of our projects, ensuring lessons learned are pushed through the business.
Mark is the former Chair of the CIBSE Energy Performance Group (EPG) and in 2019 was shortlisted as CIBSE ‘Building Performance Engineer of the Year’. He has presented on a number of stages including CIBSE Build2Perfom, Greenbuild USA, Ecobuild, IBSPA, the BSRIA Soft Landings conference, as well as the Houses of Parliament. He has published 5 academic journal papers, a thesis(!), as well as a number of industry thought pieces
From a Product Design background, Mark joined Buro Happold as an Engineering Doctorate (EngD) researcher in 2008. Whilst undertaking this research, Mark led the sustainability and engineering strategy for the ‘Thamesmead Retrofit for the Future’ project involving the refurbishment of a 1960s end terrace aiming to cut it’s CO2 emissions by 80%. On the south facing wall of this property, Mark designed an innovative solar-air heater incorporating aerogel insulation used to pre-heat the mechanical ventilation with heat recovery system.
Since completing his Doctorate in 2012, Mark has been providing design and operational consultancy services from conception to handover across a multitude of sectors.
Mark has been a pivotal team member across many of our most ambitious jobs, but perhaps most prominently for the Newcastle University Urban Sciences Building and the David Attenborough Building. On both projects, (one new-build, the other refurbishment), Mark has pioneered bespoke sustainability frameworks from conception to post-completion, as well as leading the full Post Occupancy Evaluation (POE).
Imparting his POE knowledge, Mark had a leading role in developing POE standards for University College London and Old Oak and Park Royal Development Corporation (OPDC). On both of these projects, Mark led collaborative client workshops to refine criteria and take on board feedback, ensuring the end products were credible and would help enable real improvements to building performance.
More broadly, Mark has led climate change adaptation studies for Peabody Housing Association, and led viability studies for the Greater London Authority investigating the cost and payback of connecting all buildings in London to 4th generation district heating networks. Mark was the BREEAM AP on 2 Redman Place in Stratford, which at 94% the time of certification achieved the 2nd highest BREEAM Outstanding score ever for a commercial office in the UK.
He is passionate about making a difference on everything he does, pushing sustainability boundaries where possible and closing the loop on solutions by ensuring post occupancy verification takes place.