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Susheel Rao

Areas of Expertise

I spent 11 years working at BRE, developing tools such as BREEAM and EcoHomes, as well as guidance on energy efficiency, transport implications of buildings and the sustainability checklist for developments. Since becoming self-employed, I have continued to work in the built environment as a sustainability advisor. I provided sustainability advice for the Duchy of Cornwall on a number of projects, bringing together advice from a number of specialists, as well as providing a ‘conscious’ for the design team as we took the plans and strategy work and turned that into the built form.

I have continued to develop guidance, both with the Design Council/ Good Homes Alliance as project manager for VoiceBox, a toolkit for encouraging community engagement; and the Urban Design Partnership on sustainable homes and other projects for the FCO in Saudi Arabia. I have worked as the sustainability consultant during Enquiry By Design. I have also acted as a community representative on sustainability for our local neighbourhood plan. Recently I have been doing more partnership work locally and encouraging people to take action to reduce their environmental impacts.

Susheel Rao