Mr Dermot Barnes MPZ0022
Written evidence from Mr Dermot Barnes
a) Establish and map zero carbon ambitions and delivery capacity in retrofit amongst those active in the retrofit space.
b) Establish policy and capacity misalignments between national and local Government through literature review of previous retrofit initiatives and through primary research gathering via Councillor and Officer interviews/surveys.
c) Present policy suggestions as to what is necessary to deliver zero-carbon retrofit at the necessary scale.
Acting Sustainability Lead and Retrofit Manager with more than 20 years energy efficient built-environment commercial, technical and project management experience. Currently completing an MSc in Sustainable Resources, Economy, Policy and Transitions from UCL Bartlett. Founder and Chair of an award-winning Community Energy Company.
I have considerable experience in design and delivery of thermal envelope and renewable energy systems, delivering 700+ sustainable construction projects for public and private sector clients.
I am currently working within the Local Government housing sector and collaborating with local, regional and national government to deliver one of the UK’s largest Social Housing zero carbon retrofit projects to date, whilst developing zero carbon strategy.