Strengthening QODA’s Net Zero team
10 January 2022
Building Physics boost for QODA
QODA’s Net Zero team is delighted to welcome Elena Andreou, Steven Coulsting, Alex Honey, Andrew Fisher, Jessica Kaqorri, Elliot Kelly, Desislava Kushilieva, Nuria Lopez, Dr Sarah Price, Kostas Megagiannis, Rob Stubbings and Tim Wilcockson to the team. The twelve new staff have all made the move from the Building Physics team of Enhabit, a sister company within the Efficient Building Solutions group.
The Enhabit Building Physics team bring with them extensive expertise in radical retrofits, WUFI hygrothermal modelling, Passivhaus design and PHPP modelling, onsite ‘Clerk of Works’ quality assurance work, and experience of working on Social Housing Decarbonisation Fund projects, using PAS2035. Members of the team were also the technical authors on a 2021 guide for BEIS on ‘Retrofit internal wall insulation: best practice’.
QODA recently joined the Efficient Building Solutions group, which is a growing portfolio of companies within the energy efficiency/green building sector that aims to take a lead in the UK’s transformation to efficient, sustainable buildings. QODA operates as an independent consultancy within the Efficient Building Solutions group. Being part of the group is enabling QODA to develop its net zero design capability further.
This integration of the Enhabit Building Physics team also means that QODA will be opening a Norwich office early in 2022, led by Alex Honey and Andrew Fisher who have worked in the region for many years.
Philip Fellowes-Prynne, Chief Executive Officer of the Efficient Building Solutions Group, commented:
“Bringing the building physics team of Enhabit over to join QODA will be a positive move for all the team, and will help us rationalise our consultancy offerings. QODA’s Net Zero team will be strengthened to build on its largescale residential and commercial projects, from Social Housing Decarbonisation Fund schemes to newbuild University buildings.”
Nick Carter and Matt Tyrrell from QODA added:
“Working with the Efficient Building Solutions group and consolidating our brilliant people resources in this way will help us build a stronger presence in our sector, capable of delivering the low carbon buildings the UK so urgently needs.”
Other members of the Efficient Building Solutions group include Green Building Store and the newly-formed Green Building Renewables company, as well as Enhabit. Green Building Store will be developing a consultancy team to take over Enhabit’s small-scale domestic building physics and M&E design and Green Building Renewables is developing capacity to cover Enhabit’s heat pump and renewables design work in London and the South-East.
The Efficient Building Solutions group companies are linked through their technical expertise and extensive experience of working on low energy homes and buildings, alongside outstanding personal service and aftercare. The group is working together to make low energy building simpler and easier and to offer clients a ‘whole building’ service.