Ingleton Wood, a property and construction consultancy with an office in Oxford, has announced the appointment of Shawn Galliers as director of sustainability.
Shawn will manage the expansion of a new sustainability specialists team from the practice’s Oxford office, aiming to become recognised as a ‘Centre of Excellence’.
Having spent his career working across the built environment, Shawn will support clients in making their projects as sustainability-minded as possible through both design and delivery, along with ensuring sustainability is integrated across all of the practice’s operations.
Earlier in his career, Shawn joined the Building Services Research and Information Association and qualified as a surveyor. He has developed industry-leading expertise in the sustainable design, operation, and maintenance of buildings.
Among the areas he is experienced in, he is well versed in thermal and physical modelling, carbon reduction strategies, and energy services.
Shawn said: “Ingleton Wood is a fantastic company with an industry-leading reputation and being appointed as Director of Sustainability provides an exciting opportunity to develop and establish a new team of specialists to ensure sustainability is integrated across everything we offer. This will provide value for the business, staff, and clients.
“Climate change is a global priority but too often actions fail to follow the bold rhetoric. As a society, we have made great strides but there is much more we can do. We know the development and construction industry stands ready to be part of the solution, so our role is to facilitate and support sustainable delivery.”
Ingelton Wood offers a range of sustainability services including from BREEAM (Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method) assessments, post-occupancy evaluations and WELL Building Standard advice. It has its hand in projects involving the NHS, universities and local authorities, as well as embassies and research projects across Europe and Africa.
Laura Mansel-Thomas, Senior Partner at Ingleton Wood, said: “Shawn is a stand-out performer and possesses all the qualities and experience to help us deliver on our bold ambitions of establishing a new Centre of Excellence for sustainability, based at our Oxford office.
“Sustainability is more than the latest industry buzzword. We recognise that not only will it underpin our industry for the future but pursuing carbon reduction and net zero is the right thing to do for our planet and environment.”