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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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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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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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