STBA (and IHBC!) welcomes its new Board members: Includes 2 IHBC-accredited

The Sustainable Traditional Buildings Alliance (STBA) has welcomed new Board members as they ‘bring their expertise to further STBA’s mission’, including 2 IHBC-accredited members and its new Chairperson – Jo Lugg.

The STBA writes:

Welcome to the latest additions to the STBA Board

We are excited to introduce the new chairperson and members of the STBA Board, who bring a wealth of expertise and passion for sustainable building practices and retrofitting traditional buildings.

… New Board members:

Dr Sarah Price – AECB
Dr. Price is a Director of Spruce and specialises in retrofitting homes. With extensive experience in Passivhaus and AECB consultancy, she’s worked on over 90 certified Passivhaus projects. Sarah collaborates with the Government, BSI, and other organisations to develop retrofit standards, and she serves on the Retrofit Steering Task Group.

Professor John Edwards – British Standards Institution (BSI)
With nearly 40 years of experience in sustainable refurbishment and energy efficiency retrofit, John has overseen the retrofit of thousands of buildings. He is a co-founder of STBA, contributes to BSI committees, including PAS 2035, PAS 2038, BS40104 and leading on BS7913 and serves as the Director of Edwards Hart Consultants. His expertise spans social housing to Grade 1 Listed buildings.

Des Cairns – Institute of Historic Building Conservation (IHBC)
Des Cairns is the Principal at DesCairns Architecture, a progressive and dynamic design-led architecture and conservation practice. He holds several professional qualifications, including FCIAT, FCIOB, IHBC and CIAT Accredited Conservationist. Des joined O’Neill & Greeves Architects in 1984 and later formed Greeves Kelly Cairns Limited Chartered Architect with Noel Kelly. In April 2011, DesCairns Architecture was established at Fisherman’s Cottage. Des has also served as the Chair of the IHBC Northern Ireland Branch and is a Trustee of the IHBC.

New Chairperson – Jo Lugg
Jo leads sustainability strategies for 7,500 properties and is the Project Manager for Low Carbon Estate at the National Trust. She ensures compliance with energy policies, achieves carbon reduction targets, and trains professional communities in retrofit approaches. Jo’s dedication to sustainability makes her a valuable lead for the STBA Board

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