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Energiesprong UK is growing!

We’re delighted to be welcoming three new people to the Energiesprong UK team, all supporting our work to enable a desirable, viable net-zero energy refurbishment market at scale.

Dr Zachary Gill, EngD, CEng, CMVP, Level 5 Diploma in Retrofit Coordination

Zack is a Net Zero Technical Analyst for Energiesprong UK. His goal is to ensure that all of our projects demonstrably meet or exceed their performance targets and also to drive continual improvement and refinement of the ES approach and the viable technical solutions.

Dr Zachary Gill is a building performance expert, working and challenging the field of low-energy domestic buildings for over 13 years. He undertook his academically commended PhD research on the contribution of user behaviours to building performance with Buro Happold Engineers. Subsequently, he worked with Willmott Dixon Energy Services, pioneering performance-feedback approaches, in particular on their wide-scale social housing retrofit schemes.

In 2019, Zack established his own building performance consultancy, SOAP Retrofit Ltd, to continue championing real-world measurement techniques and developing science-based retrofit approaches. He is also co-authoring the forthcoming British Standard on Building Performance Evaluation.

Justine Prain

Justine Prain works as a Senior Project Manager, supporting our Housing Provider partners to deliver their ambitious Energiesprong retrofit projects.  This involves working closely with the design and delivery teams on the day-to-day implementation of the Energiesprong model, but also contributing to capturing the all important lessons learned and the knowledge needed to scale up this approach.

Justine started her sustainability career at the Energy Saving Trust, managing a variety of grant programmes on behalf of UK central government.  She also led the delivery of the Pay As You Save pilots; one of the early projects testing innovative new approaches to financing home retrofit projects through the savings made on bills.  

Following this she worked on a variety of projects developing new approaches to retrofit.   All with the same goal of trying to find new business models to support the challenge of upgrading the existing UK housing stock for a net zero future.

Nancy Jonsson, B.Eng (Hons.), FCMI

Nancy is our Net Zero Product and Supply Chain Specialist, supporting the supply chain to embrace a new vision and respond to new ways of procuring projects to bring retrofit projects from inception to completion. By identifying and engaging providers of products and services needed for net zero housing retrofit, she is supporting companies to develop their approach for the market.

Nancy has over 20 years’ experience with European HVAC equipment manufacturers in commercial leadership, product management and R&D roles. This has given her a strong appreciation of market drivers, stakeholder needs and customer requirements.

With her knowledge of domestic heating products, such as gas boilers and heat pumps, and their successful application in social housing and new build sectors, Nancy has worked extensively with cross-functional teams to deliver award-winning products to market.

We are also hiring for a Collaboration Hub Manager for our new Innovation Partnership find out more.