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About KLH Sustainability
Changing mind sets and ways of working to enable successful implementation of sustainability
 Our People
 Kirsten Henson
Kirsten holds a Masters Degree in Civil Engineering and a second Masters in Engineering for Sustainable Development from Cambridge University.
Kirsten has contributed to a number of master planning projects, providing technical advice on setting sustainability strategy, implementation and delivery. Her most notable contribution to date is on the London 2012 Olympic Park where her technical knowledge and ability to engage and inspire significantly influenced the planning, design and construction of the infrastructure and venues. She is also a technical advisor to the United Nations Environment Programme focussing on sport and sustainability.
Kirsten is a member of the Quality Review Panel for the Queen Elizabeth Park and is a familiar face at sustainability and eco-innovation conferences. Kirsten is a guest lecturer at a number of Universities including University of Cambridge and Newcastle University.
2013, Top 20 Women in Sustainable Architecture, Architects Journal
2012, Sustainability Practitioner of the Year, EDIE Sustainability Leaders Awards
2012, Top 20 Rising Sustainability Star, Building Magazine
2012, Young Consultant of the Year Finalist, ACE/ICE
 Georgios Askounis
Georgios is a chartered engineer with a background in energy and low carbon consulting. He is a CIBSE Low Carbon Consultant and CIBSE Low Energy Assessor, Levels 3-5, in addition to having completed courses on Energy Demand Management, Renewable Energy etc. Georgios was educated in Patras, Greece and London, UK and has since worked in London and Madrid as a sustainability consultant. His international experience within the built and the corporate environments affords him a detailed, technical understanding of low carbon and energy efficiency and the opportunities arising from them.
 Hayley Cormick
Hayley Cormick holds a Master’s degree in Building Science from Ryerson University and a Bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Queen’s University. Her experience in large scale construction project management as a member of the general contracting team on site on Toronto’s Union Station rail project offers a complementary understanding of the practical aspects of project execution and construction. Hayley’s engineering background provides a technical foundation upon which she applies a creative approach to sustainable and holistic building design.
 Diana McHugh
Diana is a versatile individual with a record of success working in demanding and fast-paced environments. Diana brings extensive programme management experience from her previous role at the Canada Green Building Council, the certification body of LEED in Canada. Within an academic background in environmental planning, sustainability studies and urban design, Diana brings an international and holistic understanding of sustainability to practical implementation. Diana is a dependable, passionate hard-worker who is committed to proving the business case for green buildings with KLH’s clients.
 Articles on Designing Buildings Wiki
- Rising to the carbon challenge
- Carbon Neutrality and the UK Building Industry: How much do we know?
- Biophilic design - good for us and the planet?
- Does timber actually come out on top when considering end-of-life?
- A Social, Circular Economy
- The New Streamlined Energy and Carbon Reporting (SECR) Regulations
- London's Blue Ribbon Network
- Supporting Tomorrow's Workforce
- The Need for Rebel Leadership
- Passivhaus Applicability for Affordable Housing
- Sustainable Timber in Construction
- From Grey to Green: Transforming the City with One Green Wall at a Time
- Bringing a breath of fresh air to the design of indoor environments
- Navigating beyond sustainability buzzwords
- Using BREEAM to assess the sustainable sourcing and use of aggregates.
- Carbon emissions: where does the responsibility end?
- Legislative Change Raises the Embodied Carbon Issue.
- Can Concrete and Steel Ever be Carbon Neutral?
- Where does embodied carbon analysis stop?
- Time to face up: modern slavery in the construction industry.
- The Overlooked Secret of Off-Site Fabrication.
- How to Deliver Game-Changing Sustainable Solutions.
- The Modern Slavery Act: breaking the shackles?
- The Contradiction of Sustainability QS.
- Delays to Part L: A Risk to Industry Growth.
- Site Waste Management Plans – A Necessary Burden.
- ICE Low Carbon Lifed Panel.
- Water efficiency – The next big sustainability issue?
- Biodiversity offsetting.
- Flooring group launches product transparency declaration.
- Managing packaging waste streams.
- Circular economy.
- Cradle to cradle product registry system.
- Are sustainable urban drainage systems the response to our changing climate?
- Impact of pavilion design on sustainable outcomes.
- Tackling the construction skills shortage.
- European Union Timber Regulation.
- Environment offences: Definitive guideline.
- Sustainable aggregates.
- Material Flow Analysis: A tool for sustainable aggregate sourcing.
- KLH Sustainability reflect on the end of the zero carbon homes standard.
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