Planning consultancy Turley has appointed Rebecca Lowe as senior sustainability consultant.
Lowe joins the Birmingham office of the firm from Capita Property & Infrastructure in Redditch, where she was an energy and sustainability consultant.
She has an environmental degree and completed a research masters in hydrogen storage from the University of Birmingham.
Speaking to Planning, she said: “I have had an interest in sustainability since I was 18 and was always intending to go into property and construction.
“I am delighted to be joining Turley and adding my expertise to its wide range of services.”
In her previous role, Lowe worked on promoting environmental improvements on commercial schemes, with a focus on balancing environmental and resource issues with social, governance and economic factors.
Her experience also included delivery of environmental impact assessment advice covering metrics including BREEAM.
She said: “My focus previously was on the non-domestic sector across private and public schemes, but I am looking forward to working on residential projects with Turley, as well as expanding their sustainability coverage to commercial areas.”
Colin Morrison, director of sustainability at Turley, said: “The sustainability practice is expanding along with the demand for our services. We have been instructed on some sizeable mandates across the UK and in many different sectors.”
Turley’s four-strong sustainability practice works across the company’s 10 UK offices.
The team is currently advising the University of Manchester on sustainability matters relating to a £2 billion capital works programme and a number of housing projects.