Ashley is Head of Sustainability at Hoare Lea, and serves both UK and international markets. He is active in the Hoare Lea Engineering Futures initiative, which promotes innovation and sharing best practice. Ashley has over 20 years experience in the construction industry, initially as a building services engineer and latterly as a specialist in energy and sustainability consultancy. He has worked on a range of mixed-use, commercial, public sector and masterplan projects, leading teams towards high environmental performance. Current project interests include building performance evaluation, soft landings, climate change adaptation, passive design and healthy buildings. Ashley is a Chartered Engineer and Chartered Environmentalist, and holds several industry appointments including Chair of the CIBSE Homes for the Future Group, Chair of the Association for Consultancy and Engineering (ACE) Sustainability Group and membership of the RIBA Sustainable Futures Group. Ashley also sits on the design review panel of the Design Commission for Wales and the Cambridge Quality Panel. Recently he participated in the UK Green Building Council task group on healthy homes, compiling evidence of the link between good design and healthy homes and contributed to the national report on health and wellbeing in the residential sector.