“The environmental profession has suffered over the years from “Green Wash” and claims from various quarters both for and against environment issues and measure; which were emotive or biased in nature rather than supported by a sound evidence base.
Decision makers and stakeholders need to be confident that the information and advice they are given is factual, unbiased and backed-up by a comprehensive science base. Professional qualifications, such as CEnv, give confidence that the “experts” are indeed experts within their respected fields and act within a professional code of conduct. ”
Since an early age, when he was inspired by Sci-Fi like 2001, Have spacesuit - will travel, Doctor Who and Star Trek, Chartered Environmentalist Andy Lewry has wanted to be a scientist. Twenty years of varied technical, marketing and management experience has made Andy an expert in the field of Carbon and Energy Management.
Across his career, Andy has been involved in several varied roles across the sector, including roles as a research scientist; as a technical director at the Carbon Trust; managing large consultancy projects; and designing, running and examining for various certification schemes, including for CEnv. As part of policy teams, Andy helped devise the UK Enhanced Capital Allowance scheme – a tax break scheme for the purchase of Energy Efficient technologies. Over the past 10 years, Andy has had a leading role in investigating the ‘performance gap’ — why buildings do not meet their design expectations in operation.
Andy is currently the technical lead on the development of the Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method (BREEAM) existing building team product suite. BREEAM was first published by BRE in 1990 and is the world’s longest established method of assessing, rating, and certifying the sustainability of buildings. A major part of his current role is the creation of a built asset portfolio tool that complements the existing BREEAM In-Use scheme.
Andy continues to encourage professionals, both new and experienced, to expand their horizons; and believes one of the best ways to do this is to join professional membership and the associated networks.
His professional qualifications, especially chartered status, give him professional standing to the confidence to stakeholders of their skills and impartiality. CEnv status, gives credence to his professional standing and backs up his position as an expert environmentalist.