James is Managing Director of ECD Architects and is a certified Passivhaus Designer with over 15 years’ experience in low-energy design. James obtained an MSc in Advanced Energy & Environmental Studies at the Centre for Alternative Technology and is a graduate of the University of Liverpool School of Architecture. He has a particular interest in Post-Occupancy Evaluation as a means of improving building handover issues and addressing the gap between predicted and actual performance.

In recent years James has been involved in a number of pioneering projects which address the future of building refurbishment in the UK. He has created partnerships between industry and academia to improve wider learning and is passionately committed to creating attractive, affordable and sustainable environments that meet the long term needs of the building user. James lives in South London and is married to Kate with two children (Josh & Adam). In his ‘spare’ time he is Chair of his local TMO (Tenant Management Organisation), see: www.deynsford.org