World Green Building Council chief to speak at CIBSE Annual Lecture

Guest speaker Fiona Cousins will present at CIBSE Annual Lecture on 16 March, London

Fiona Cousins

Fiona Cousins, FCIBSE, of Arup, will present the CIBSE Annual Lecture, titled ‘How building services engineers can save civilisation’.

Cousins leads the sustainability and mechanical engineering teams in Arup’s New York office. She directs technical investments for Arup’s Americas Region, and is a member of Arup’s Americas Board. As a mechanical engineer, Cousins has spent much of her career engaged in HVAC design, specialising in thermal comfort and energy efficiency.

Cousins is a frequent presenter on transformative sustainable building design and has presented technical papers in the areas of low-energy design and sustainability. She served as chair of the New York Chapter of the USGBC (Urban Green) for two years, and is currently chair of the USGBC.

CIBSE President, Nick Mead, said: ‘Success in our aim of fighting climate change by increasing the efficiency of the built environment can only be achieved if the whole industry is working towards the same goal. All involved in this event will be inspired to aim high in pursuit of better building performance, and develop robust low carbon strategies and knowledge.’

The event will be held in the Great Room at the Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA).

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