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Argyris Oraiopoulos – Researcher

With a background in Civil Engineering and an MSc in Water & Environmental Engineering (both awarded from the University of Surrey), Argyris went on to work for Costain Group plc before deciding to return to London to study for a MSc in Environmental Design & Engineering at UCL. At UCL he developed an interest on energy demand reduction and Urban Heat Island (UHI) mitigation strategies, with his studies focusing on the effect of new dwellings on the urban local microclimate, using a 3D computational model.

Argyris recently completed his PhD at Loughborough University where he developed an empirical model that is able to predict summertime overheating in UK homes, using descriptive time series analysis.

Prior to joining ACE, Argyris was employed as a Research Associate at Loughborough University, working on neighbourhood scale energy modelling mapping and visualisation.

Argyris’ research interests include:

  • Overheating (criteria and modelling)
  • Empirical – data driven models
  • Energy policy
  • Dynamic thermal simulation modelling
  • Occupant behaviour and attitudes
  • Public engagement and education (STEM & Engineers Without Borders (EWB) Ambassador)

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Kelly Greer – Research Director

Kelly has a BSc in Biology of Plants and Animals and an MSc in Clean Technology from Newcastle upon Tyne University. She has over 12 years’ experience of working in the field of energy policy, with particular expertise in energy efficiency and fuel poverty policy and the Housing Health and Safety Rating System (HHSRS).

Prior to joining ACE, Kelly worked at British Gas, developing and maintaining relationships with regional and local government and social housing providers, as well as construction, insulation and facilities management companies to promote and deliver both domestic and non-domestic energy saving schemes. Kelly also worked for Centrica’s social investment fund Ignite, supporting GrowUp Urban Farms to further develop the GrowUp Box to create educational and outreach opportunities in communities. GrowUp Urban Farms grows sustainable salads, herbs and fish using aquaponics and vertical growing systems.

Kelly has also worked for National Energy Action and Impetus Consulting Ltd, and is currently a local Parish Councillor with an Environment portfolio.

As Research Director, Kelly is responsible for overall management and direction of the independently-funded three-person policy Research Team, and has a deep understanding of the role of research in underpinning advocacy work, working very closely with ACE’s Campaign Team and Chief Executive.

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Tanya Kenny – Campaigner

Tanya joined ACE in December 2008 and currently works part-time with the Parliamentary team, where she has been mainly involved with the Sectoral Targets Bill. She completed an MA in Globalisation, Development & Transition at the University of Westminster in 2004, where her thesis focussed on the issue of climate change and the sovereignty of the nation state. Following this, Tanya worked at Friends of the Earth and then at Local Works where she was one of the campaigners for the Sustainable Communities Bill. Prior to this Tanya taught English for several years in Bangkok, Portugal and also back in London.

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Antonia Jansz – Senior Researcher

Antonia joined the Research Team in September 2012. Previous to starting at ACE, she was undertaking research at University College London on the microclimatic effects of green and cool roofs and implications for energy consumption and health; a continuation of the dissertation she undertook as part of the MSc in Environmental Design and Engineering at the College. Antonia has recently spent time volunteering for the Vietnam Green Building Council, and prior to that worked for the GBC of Australia where she was involved in the development of the method for assessing energy and carbon dioxide emissions used within the Green Star tools (the Australian version of BREEAM). She also has experience in environmental assessment methods and energy modelling in the UK, including as Senior Consultant at the BRE.

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Mary Helena – Office Manager

Mary Helena has been ACE’s Office Manager since October 2005. Mary graduated from the University of Kent (English and American Literature) in 1979. She worked at the Economists’ Bookshop at the LSE for nearly a decade and subsequently spent many years working in administrative roles in the voluntary sector, mainly in overseas development organisations working in the areas of health and education. More recently she has worked as Office Manager at the Women’s Environmental Network.

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Jack Carrington – Senior Researcher

Jack joined ACE in 2009 as a research assistant following a two month internship. He is responsible for ACE’s Energy Advice Tool services and the Housing Stock Optimisation Tool (HSOT) which ACE Research use in much of their analysis of the UK housing stock and energy efficiency policies. After graduating from Oxford University in 2005 with a BA in Physics he worked in the Actuarial profession, but at the start of 2009 decided to change career and became involved in the Sustainable Communities Act Campaign at Unlock Democracy. He has a keen interest in financial modeling developed from his work in the actuarial profession valuing pension schemes and has applied these methods to the realm of energy efficiency.

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Jenny Holland – Campaigns Director

Jenny is Campaigns Director at ACE. In fourteen years in the role, she has overseen a number of high profile campaigns that have led to major changes in the law on energy efficiency. These have included several Private Members’ Bills and key amendments to Government Bills, including the introduction of a minimum energy efficiency standard in the private rented sector. A Cambridge graduate and qualified solicitor, she has worked in the political arena for two decades, including stints working in both the European and UK Parliaments. Jenny is in regular demand as a speaker at conferences in the UK and mainland Europe. She is often called upon to give evidence to UK Parliamentary Committees and has sat on a number of Government advisory bodies. She is currently Chair of the End Fuel Poverty Coalition.

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Garry Felgate – Operations & Business Development

Garry runs operations and business development for ACE.  Garry is a highly respected figure with extensive experience in the energy, energy efficiency and low carbon sectors.

He was a Director of the Carbon Trust where he led the Action Energy and Carbon Management programmes focusing on energy efficiency solutions and he was Chief Executive of the Energy Retail Association, which represented the big six energy supply companies in Britain where he participated in the development work of the supplier obligation for smart meters, the development of the Green Deal and the Energy Company Obligation.

Garry is a building engineer by background with his PhD being passive heating for homes. Garry is a Fellow of the Energy Institute and the RSA.

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Joanne Wade – Chief Executive

Dr Joanne Wade has led the ACE team since September 2014.  Prior to this she worked for a number of years as a freelance consultant.  From 2004 to 2009, she was a director of energy and environmental consultancy, Impetus Consulting and before this was for nine years the Research Director at ACE.  She has also worked at the University of Oxford’s Environmental Change Institute and for Price Waterhouse in the energy division of their consultancy business.

Joanne is an Honorary Senior Research Fellow at Imperial College London, and lectures to MSc students at Imperial, Surrey and City.  She is a Fellow and Council Member of the Energy Institute, and chairs its Energy Advisory Panel.  She is also a member of the Board of the European Council for an Energy Efficient Economy and an Advisory group member for the Centre for Innovation and Energy Demand at the University of Sussex.

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