Paul James


  • BEng (hons) Environmental Engineering (UK)

I enjoy working with the team to develop simple sustainable solutions using robust design processes.

I started in the industry with an apprenticeship in a contracting company, then moved into the office and completed a specific building services degree. My university projects were focused on sustainability and low energy buildings and I had the pleasure of working with many great designers.

In some respects not much has changed in the industry; let’s not forget the Romans had double-glazing and under floor heating in some of their Bath houses! Today more lip service is given to sustainability issues but sustainable outcomes are not necessarily being achieved. I think it’s critical to design robust sustainable solutions valid for the way people intend to use the building, not a 'one size fits all' approach. Our resources are limited so let’s use them efficiently and sustainably.


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