Ian Orme, Associate Director of Sustainability, is an industry leader in building performance evaluation. He has worked in the construction and property industry for over 35 years providing consultancy on the energy and environmental performance of buildings. He ensures projects deliver successful operational outcomes for their clients and improve the performance of their built assets. In addition to consultancy, Ian was also integral in developing Mace's internal 2020 CO2 reduction strategy.
At Mace, Ian has advised Whitbread (both Premier Inn and Costa brands), government departments including the Office of the deputy Prime Minister, DCLG, DECC and BIS, Energy Saving Trust, BRE, ODA/CLM, Grosvenor, Peabody Trust, RB Kensington and Chelsea, Zero Carbon Hub and most major house builder/developers. Most recently he worked with DECC on the assessment of heat pump technology and the effectiveness of the implementation in the domestic sector.
Throughout his career, Ian has undertaken research and contributed to the industry’s understanding of the performance gap, the reasons for it and how adopting different approaches to verification will help to reduce its effect. During Ian’s time at BSRIA he wrote regularly about the challenges facing the industry in reducing the impacts of climate change, ‘big’ data and the adoption of smart technologies. Prior to BSRIA, Ian was responsible for Rickaby Thompson Associates Architects and Energy Consultant's (RTA) energy consultancy and environmental assessment services for 14 years. As a Director for over 10 years, he established a new business in building performance and evaluation while working extensively with property owners in the preparation of energy and environmental performance data to review stock performance and develop benchmarks and targets.
For many years, Ian was an authorized BREEAM Assessor to carry out Office, Industrial, Bespoke and International assessments. Some of his most notable BREEAM assessment projects include: London's Olympic Park and permanent venues, Salisbury Law Courts (BREEAM Bespoke Award in 2008), and The London Shard.