NDM Heath Ltd. is an independent consultancy providing sustainable energy services to a wide range of clients.
Our aim is to provide a realistic service and help create sustainable buildings that work. We do this by understanding their context, fabric, use and design targets, and responding to technical complexities with simple, robust, coherent strategies.
Nicholas Heath MA MSc is a Certified Passivhaus Consultant and Retrofit Coordinator. He is Founding Director of NDM Heath Ltd, which he established in 2013 after more than ten years in the existing buildings sector. Nicholas has a wealth of experience in the challenges of achieving meaningful building upgrades that address environmental, economic and social agendas. In particular, he has a special expertise in the challenges and solutions for traditional and historic building stock.
Nicholas is the author of numerous traditional building retrofit guides, technical papers, planning guidance and research reports, and has extensive experience of technical training development and delivery. He has worked on a number of significant domestic and non-domestic buildings, and led several award-winning retrofit projects which have led to changes in local planning policy and are regarded internationally as examples of best practice in low-energy building retrofit.
Nicholas has led high-profile research into solid wall insulation on traditional buildings, and has worked with several local authorities and social housing providers to develop city-wide strategies for the responsible retrofit of traditional buildings. He has worked nationally and internationally with a wide range of public and private clients including the Scottish Government, Historic England, Historic Environment Scotland, UNESCO, EST, CITB, RIBA, RICS, STBA, SPAB and the UKCMB, as well as numerous architect firms, local authorities and housing associations, universities and community groups. He also sits on Government-level and technical working groups for sustainable retrofit.
Nicholas is Associate Director of the Sustainable Traditional Buildings Alliance (STBA), Affiliate of the Institute of Historic Building Conservation (IHBC), Fellow of the former Centre of Refurbishment Excellence (CoRE), Member of the Association for Environment Conscious Building (AECB) and Steering Group member of the Green Register. He is also a visiting lecturer at UCL and the University of York, where he designed and delivers a core module of their highly-regarded Architectural Conservation MCs course.
In addition, Nicholas is a licenced PHPP and SAP Assessor, providing both new-build and existing building energy assessments and upgrade strategies for the public and private sectors.
Affiliations & Memberships
· UK Centre for Moisture in Buildings (UKCMB) Technical Working Group member, Retrofit
· Sustainable Traditional Buildings Alliance (STBA) Associate Director
· Certified Passivhaus Consultant
· Qualified Retrofit Coordinator
· Stroma accredited SAP Assessor
· Association for Environment Conscious Building (AECB) Member
· Institute of Historic Building Conservation (IHBC) Affiliate
· Former Centre of Refurbishment Excellence (CoRE) Fellow
· Green Register Steering Group member