Kym Mead

Technical Associate, Passivhaus Trust & Founder, MEAD

Prior to founding MEAD, Kym worked for a number of architectural practices advising on construction techniques and sustainability issues before moving to the Building Research Establishment (BRE) as ‘Head of Low Carbon Buildings’.  There he consulted to a wide range of clients including small and medium enterprises (SMEs), large house builders as well as local and national governments.

During his time at BRE, Kym frequently travelled to the US, China and South Africa advising on sustainability issues and creating leads for wider business opportunities. His work included advising on the restoration of listed buildings in Johannesburg, supporting government agencies on innovative developments in Portland, Oregon and authoring the sustainability framework for a new city in Chongqing, China, as part of the ‘Future Cities’ programme.

Kym has also completed an internship at the Passivhaus Institute in Germany and has worked closely with Bath and Cardiff Universities as an ‘Industry Supervisor’ for PhD students, whilst also supporting the UK Passivhaus Trust as an Associate Director.

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