Whole Life Carbon Roadmap Steering Group and Task Groups

Roadmap 3


March 29, 2021




The Project

The Whole Life Carbon Roadmap project is a multi-stakeholder initiative that aims to build a pathway to the decarbonisation of the built environment in the UK. As part of the WorldGBC #BuildingLife project, UKGBC and 9 other European GBCs are leading the development of national roadmaps that will build a common vision and agreed actions for achieving net zero carbon in the construction, operation and demolition of buildings and infrastructure.

The UK Roadmap will consist of two key components:

  • Carbon trajectory: A 1.5° aligned science-based trajectory for reducing built environment emissions that includes targets for relevant sub-sectors.
  • Report: A comprehensive report setting out the actions, policies and processes needed to manage the net zero transition in the built environment and achieve the trajectory targets, designed to complement the sector-specific roadmaps already in progress and ensure consistency between them.


The WLC Roadmap is an ongoing project in 2021, with an expected launch date at COP26. The draft Roadmap proposals will be developed from March to June with an industry consultation period held in June to July. The formal industry endorsement period will take place August to October.

The Project Teams

The development of the Roadmap is a co-owned process bringing together stakeholders from across the built environment industry. The project is overseen by a cross-sector Steering Group providing industry review and strategic oversight, while four Task Groups made up of cross disciplinary experts are developing the Roadmap content. The carbon modelling exercise will be undertaken by external consultants with Steering Group and Task Group input. The industry consultation period will seek to engage a wide variety of industry professionals to ensure the final Roadmap is as comprehensive as possible.

Each Task Group will be supported by an individual in our Next Generation cohort. These are early career professionals who will be helping deliver a net zero built environment now and in the future.

Steering Group:

Robert Spencer, Director, Sustainable Development at AECOM

Ashley Bateson, Head of Sustainability at Hoare Lea

Hannah Vickers, CEO at Association for Consultancy and Engineering (ACE) & Construction Leadership Council’s (CLC) representative

John Slaughter, Director of External Affairs at Home Builders Federation

Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

Alexandra Ingram, Director, EMEA Office Investment & Sustainability Lead at JLL

Sarah Ratcliffe, CEO at Better Buildings Partnership (BBP)

David Willock, Managing Director, Structuring & Sustainability, Real Estate & Housing, Commercial Banking at Lloyds Banking Group

Alex Pitman, British Retail Consortium (BRC)

Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government 

Maria Smith, Director Sustainability & Physics at Buro Happold    

Charlie Foster, MD of Large Corporate Commercial Real Estate at NatWest

Julie Godefroy, Technical Manager at CIBSE

Fiona Daly, National Sustainability & Workforce Lead, Estates & Facilities at NHS Improvements

Richard Bayliss, Sustainability & Innovation Lead at Construction Industry Training Board (CiTB)

Christos Vidalakis, Head of Property Sustainability at the Office of Government Property (OGP)

Ron Lang, Impact Director for Value at Construction Innovation Hub (CIH)

David Pierpoint, CEO at RetrofitAcademy

Construction Scotland Innovation Centre (CSIC)

Richard Twinn, Principal Consultant at Cundall

Craig Robertson, Head of Sustainability at AHMM & RIBA Sustainable Futures Group Representative

John French, Deputy Chair at the Environmental Association For Universities And Colleges (EAUC)

Adam Crossley, Director of Environment at Skanska & Green Construction Board representative

Department for Education (DfE)

Fabrizio Varriale, Thought Leadership Coordinator at RICS

Ross Holleron, Project Manager at Future Homes Task Force

William Arnold, Head of Climate Action at The Institution of Structural Engineers (IStructE)

Maria Manidaki, Net Zero Technical Lead at Mott MacDonald & Green Construction Board representative

Helen Drury, Sustainability Lead at Tritax Big Box

Lynne Sullivan, Green Construction Board & Good Homes Alliance

New Build – Residential Task Group:

Heidi Collocott, Sustainability Principal at AECOM

Nick Hey, Project Director at Peel L&P

Daniel Doran, Principal Consultant - Resource Sustainability at BRE

Tom Dollard, Head of Sustainable Design at Pollard Thomas Edwards

Sarah Linnell, Graduate Engineer at Cundall (Next Generation Support)

Matthew Mapp, Principal Life Cycle Analyst & Embodied Carbon Technical Lead (Buildings) at Sweco UK

Andy Macintosh, Architect & Associate at Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios

Anthony Barron, Sustainability Manager at Thakeham Group

Peter Conboy, Project Director at igloo Regeneration

James Blake, Director, Sustainability at Turley

Monica Donaldson-Balan, Senior Sustainability Consultant at Mott MacDonald 

Doug Drewniak, Building Performance Manager at Willmott Dixon

New Build – Commerical Task Group:

Orlando Gibbons, Structural Engineer at Arup

Mirko Farnetani, Embodied Carbon & Circular Economy Lead at Hilson Moran & LETI representative

Meredith Davey, Director at Atelier Ten

Wei Wen Low, Graduate Engineer at Mott Macdonald (Next Generation Support)

Ben Hopkins, Associate at Bennetts Associates & LETI representative

Pavan Patel, Senior Sustainability Manager at

Ross Polkinghorne, Partner, Real Estate at
Burges Salmon

Asif Din, Sustainability Director at Perkins+Will

Robert Buckley, Design Director at Buro Happold

Ben Brakes, Head of Sustainability at SEGRO plc

Susan Hone-Brookes, Director of Sustainability 
at chapmanbdsp

Elaine Toogood, Head of Architecture at The Concrete Centre & LETI representative

Retrofit – Residential Task Group:

Jo Atkinson, Building Projects Manager at Active Building Centre

Andrea Carvajal , Energy & Carbon Lead at Greengage Environmental

Katherine Adams, Technical & Research Associate at Alliance for Sustainable Building Products (ASBP)

Michelle Wang, Sustainability Consultant at Hoare Lea (Next Generation Support)

Andy Sheppard, Sustainable Buildings Associate at Arup

Christopher Price, Technical Development Manager at Knauf Insulation

Julia Webb, Head of Building Surveying at Dorrington PLC

Joe Taylor, Research Analyst at Pivot Energy Services

Energy Systems Catapult

Rosemary Coyne, SHAP Co-ordinator & Technical Panel Member at SHAP (Sustainable Housing Action Partnership)        

Thomas Day, Head of Energy & Low Carbon Programme at Essex County Council

Gordon Watts, Sustainability Manager at South Yorkshire Housing Association

Lulu Shooter, Head of Policy & Public Affairs at Federation Of Master Builders

Chris Twinn at Twinn Sustainability Innovation & LETI Representative       

Chris Hesbrook, Senior Building Surveyor at Grainger PLC

Retrofit – Commerical Task Group:

Jo Burton, Principal Sustainability Consultant at Acclaro Advisory

Joe Croft, Head of Sustainability at Overbury and Morgan Lovell

Philip Gray, Head of Sustainability at BDP

Mina Hasman, Associate Director, Sustainability Lead at SOM

Jennifer Elias, Senior Sustainability & Building Physics Engineer at Cundall

Nektarios Gkanis, Manager & Commercial Real Estate Lead at The Carbon Trust

Samantha Carlsson, Sustainability Manager at Derwent London

Jane Wakiwaka, Head of Sustainability – Real Estate at The Crown Estate

Ronan Pigott, Associate Principal at Elementa Consulting

Oliver Morris, Senior Associate at Tuffin Ferraby Taylor

Louisa Bowles, Partner, Sustainability Lead at HawkinsBrown & LETI Representative

Dave Worthington, Managing Director at Verco

Rowan Packer, Executive Director - Head of Sustainability & Social Value at MAPP

David Leversha, Director & Net Zero Lead for Property & Buildings at WSP

Clare Davey at Property Manager - Renewable Energy at Morrisons Plc

Shane Orme, Senior Engineer at WSP (Next Generation Support)

Infrastructure Task Group

Sarah Joliffe, Carbon Reduction Lead at BAM Nuttall

Mark Edwards, Technical Director - Climate Change & Sustainability at Arcadis

Martha Dillon at Sustainability Consultant at Buro Happold (Next Generation Support)

Niki Kesharaju, PMO Lead for Net Zero Construction at National Grid

Stephen Kelso,   Group Design Manager at CALA Group (CALA Homes)

Peter Selway, Segment Marketing Manager at Schneider Electric

Elisabeth McLaughlin, Sustainability Lead at Chartered Institution of Civil Engineering Surveyors (CICES)

Christopher Hayes at Sustainability Operations Director at Skanska UK PLC

Kat Scott, Sustainability & Regenerative Design Manager at dRMM

Emma Hines, Senior Manager - Sustainable at Construction at Tarmac

Mark Fenton, Carbon Manager at High Speed Two (HS2)

Barry Rust, Marketing Manager – Energy & Sustainability at Tata Steel

Get Involved

Email Alexandra.Jonca@UKGBC.org to sign up for the Roadmap mailing list and be the first to hear about project updates and opportunities to get involved.