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BREEAM creator in New Year’s Honours

2 January 2014 No Comment

The man responsible for creating the BREEAM rating for energy-efficient buildings was recognised in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours, mkweb.co.uk reports.

John Doggart – sometimes dubbed ‘Mr Solar’ – was chosen for an OBE at this year’s ceremony in recognition of his sustainability work. Whilst Doggart has a number of achievements under his belt, it is arguably his work helping to create the BREEAM scheme for which he is most widely known.

Buckingham Palace at London, England

The system, which illustrates the energy-efficiency of homes, offices and commercial buildings, has grown in stature to become the world’s leading design and assessment method for sustainability. As such, a high BREEAM score has even gone on to be used as a marketing tool for developers, with it being an increasingly important consideration for both buyers and investors alike.

The world’s leading design and assessment method for sustainability

Doggart’s CV also includes developing the UK’s first entirely solar-powered house in Milton Keynes and founding the Sustainable Energy Academy. He is also a trustee of the National Energy Foundation at Knowhill.

Speaking of the award, head of the National Energy Foundation, Kerry Mashford, told miltonkeynes.co.uk:

“John is one of our longest-serving trustees. We are proud to be associated with him. He thoroughly deserves this public honour in recognition of his work.”

He wasn’t the only recognisable face from the building trade in the New Year’s Honours, though. Joining him was the presenter of Channel 4’s ‘Grand Designs’, Kevin McCloud, who was awarded an MBE.

Author: David Howells    Date Written: 02 January 2014

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