James Robb

Associate Sustainability & Carbon Consultant, Hoare Lea consulting

James Robb is a committed sustainability professional with 20 years of experience working in the built environment. He holds an MSc in Architecture (Advanced Environmental & Energy Studies) and has qualified as a Chartered Environmentalist (CEnv.), Chartered Architectural Technologist (MCIAT), and BREEAM Accredited Professional (BREEAM AP). James is a visiting tutor at several UK universities.

As an Associate Sustainability & Carbon Consultant at Hoare Lea consulting engineers, James' primary role is to lead projects related to the carbon, energy, and sustainability performance of buildings, infrastructure, and businesses. He is also the leader of the Glasgow Institute of Architects sustainability committee and the deputy chair of the Construction Industry Council 2050 Group. Through these positions, James aims to influence the construction industry, its institutions, and companies to mainstream sustainable approaches and take positive action towards achieving a Net Zero Carbon society (and beyond).

James is particularly interested in the need for buildings that perform better, with lower carbon emissions, lower energy demand, higher comfort levels, and providing a healthier environment for occupants. He has a wide range of project experience relating to the carbon, energy, and sustainability performance of buildings, infrastructure & businesses, including lifecycle analysis, environmental assessment, energy use, sustainable materials, and climate change adaptation.

James' main focus is on Whole Life Carbon and Circular Economy, using his experience of multiple lifecycle assessments and in-depth knowledge of technical building design. He has worked on a wide range of project types, scales, and at all project stages. This enables him to develop low carbon solutions from conceptual design to detailed specification that can be realized.