Nicholas Heath MA MSc is Founding Director of NDM Heath Ltd, which he established in 2013 after more than ten years in the existing buildings sector. Nicholas has a wealth of experience in the challenges of achieving meaningful building upgrades that address environmental, economic and social agendas. In particular, he has a special expertise in the challenges and solutions for traditional and historic building stock.
Formerly Senior Consultant with Changeworks, a leading Scottish sustainable development organisation – where he remains an Associate Consultant – Nicholas is the author of numerous traditional building retrofit guides, technical papers, planning guidance and research reports, and has extensive experience of technical training development and delivery. He has led several award-winning retrofit projects, which have led to changes in local planning policy and are regarded internationally as examples of best practice in low-energy building retrofit.
Nicholas has led high-profile research into solid wall insulation on traditional buildings, and has worked with several local authorities and social housing providers to develop city-wide strategies for the responsible retrofit of traditional buildings. He has worked nationally and internationally with a wide range of public and private clients including the Scottish Government, English Heritage, Historic Scotland, UNESCO, EST, CITB, RIBA, RICS, STBA and SPAB, as well as numerous architect firms, local authorities and housing associations, universities and community groups.
Nicholas is Associate Director of the Sustainable Traditional Buildings Alliance (STBA), an Affiliate and Technical Panel Member of the Institute of Historic Building Conservation (IHBC) and a Fellow of the Centre of Refurbishment Excellence (CoRE). He is also a part-time lecturer at the University of York, designing and delivering a core module of their highly-regarded Architectural Conservation MCs course.
In addition, Nicholas is a licenced SAP and BREEAM Domestic Refurbishment Assessor, providing both new-build and existing building energy audits and upgrade strategies to the private sector.
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