Matthew is one of LEDA’s three founding Directors, our Energy Consultant and a Chartered Building Services Engineer.
Matthew has over twenty years mechanical and electrical design experience of a wide range of building types and extensive knowledge of all aspects of low energy design.
Other areas of practical expertise include water recycling and renewable energy systems. Matthew is a local consultant for the Carbon Trust and regularly provides environmental advice to design teams, developers and local authorities on sustainable design issues and conducts energy surveys of existing buildings.
He is also an approved home energy-rating assessor and has a working knowledge of various versions of BREEAM (the Building Research Establishment’s Environmental Assessment Method).
Over recent years Matthew has presented papers at CIBSE Conferences, case study profiles for seminars on low energy design, and training seminars for the BRE and Carbon Trust.
He is actively involved in promoting sustainability within the local community, having helped to draft the Climate Change Strategy for Leeds City Council, and is a member of the Leeds & Ripon Diocesan Advisory Committee.
Matthew entered the design profession after a number of years running a building renovation company, which has made him very aware of practical buildability and reliability issues in design.