Emyr is a MRTPI chartered planner / urban designer; a regeneration and environmental architecture specialist. He has a particular knowledge of sustainability, infrastructure investment and in particular renewable energy integration / Low carbon heat and power / net zero, but also wider issues such as biodiversity and greenspace management.
He has had a diverse career including Birmingham City Council, Development Board for Rural Wales, the Welsh Development Agency, English Partnerships and The Land Trust. He has worked also for ARUP consultants in London, with Design for Homes, and free-lanced in Northern Europe, mainly in Stockholm, Sweden and is therefore well versed with Scandinavian approaches to sustainable development, renewable energy and construction. He has managed programmes of district energy capital funding in these roles which are now operational on the ground.
He currently works for the Homes England on a wide range of sustainability topics, recently on a project with the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy’s; Heat Networks Delivery Unit advancing energy opportunities master planning and technical feasibility studies, as a precursor to wider capital investment in large site wide energy schemes mainly linked to housing, but which due to their scale often have a mix of end uses.
Buildings performance and occupier comfort are fundamental to successful uptake of these types of schemes, and he has been involved also in industry engagement around buildings standards, regulations, and design quality. Currently working on trailing nominal Future Homes Standards on a varied range of sites.