Joanne Quirin

Sustainability Consultant

MEng. - Environment and Energy

Joanne began working at HTA as a Sustainability Consultant in August 2015, after studying Energy and Environment at EPF, a French Graduate School of Engineering. Whilist at HTA she qualified as a Home Quality Mark Assessor. She has always been aware of the importance of protecting the environment and convinced that the reduction of the human footprint would be a challenge for the coming years.

As part of her studies she worked for the CSTB (French equivalent of BRE) where she developed a methodology for monitoring the environmental impact of urban projects with sustainable development objectives. This first experience in the sector of the environmental quality of buildings strengthened Joanne’s desire to direct her professional career towards this field.

Prior to joining HTA, she worked in a company specialised in environmental consulting and engineering based in Paris. Her role was to undertake studies related to energy, biodiversity, transportation, water, waste and LCA. She also participated in the drafting of BREEAM, LEED, and French environmental assessments and certifications. Joanne was also responsible for developing a new service for providing support to improve quality in work life and design for health and wellbeing.

Since joining HTA, Joanne has been involved in a diverse range of projects, at all stages - planning, design and construction, taking part in large domestic schemes such as the ‘Aylesbury estate', as well as smaller scale projects including ‘Eagling Garage Sites’ or ‘Barnet Small Sites’.

For these projects she was responsible for the sustainable design and energy assessments, carrying out SAP, BREEAM, Code for Sustainable Homes - Design and Post construction stages, and HQM assessments. She also undertook thermal modelling, including Microclimate analysis, Daylight, Sunlight and Overshadowing analysis, as well as 2D/3D thermal bridging calculations.

While working at HTA, Joanne had the chance to take part in Research & Development projects such as ‘MODCONS’, a Europe-wide project, in collaboration with the Steel Construction Institute, which aimed at investigating the use of modular construction systems for high-rise residential buildings. Joanne was also involved in ‘Digitising Custom Build’ which has been awarded Best Use of Technology at the 2016 AJ100 Awards. The objective was to design a number of custom-build house types with built-in design options to enable prospective buyers to investigate customisation options.

Passionate about architecture and design, Joanne benefits from working within a multi-disciplinary practice and aims to merge architectural and sustainable design.