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Tom Dollard, Head of Sustainable Design, Associate Partner BArch DipArch ARB RIBA

In his role as head of sustainable design, Tom works across the practice to promote a sustainable approach to the design of all our projects, and to provide our project teams with the requisite awareness, training and support.

He has a particular interest in practical solutions, which ensure that the actual energy performance of buildings measures up to the design intent. His recent work for the Zero Carbon Hub includes writing the “Builders’ Book” and “Services Guide” to address the performance gap in the delivery of energy efficient homes, based on 21 case studies around the UK. In 2018, he published “Designed to Perform: An illustrated guide to delivering energy efficient homes” with the RIBA.

Tom hosts regular training days and events in sustainable design for the wider industry as well as for PTE. He sits on the steering group for the Green Register of Construction Professionals and has been instrumental in setting up the Bitesize Training sessions. He is a certified Passivhaus designer, BREEAM and Code assessor. He is Director of the Good Homes Alliance and has contributed to their overheating and indoor air quality research.

Tom is also directly involved with PTE’s projects, especially for low energy schools and housing. He was project architect on some of PTE’s most sustainable schemes including Virido concept house, Cygnus Homes E-Smart House (Passivhaus) and Rushey Green School.

  • Qualified in 2009
  • Studied at Newcastle University (Part I), University of East London (Part II) and University of Westminster (Part III)
  • Joined Pollard Thomas Edwards in 2010
  • Appointed head of sustainable design in 2011
  • Appointed associate in 2012
  • Appointed associate partner in 2018
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