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BDP Manchester appoints new head of sustainability

New head of sustainability, David Ritter, is to work across all design and engineering disciplines to deliver integrated low-carbon solutions

BDP Manchester’s Studio has announced the appointment of David Ritter as its new head of sustainability. The role involves taking an overarching, interdisciplinary approach and devising low-carbon solutions across a range of BDP’s services. These include civil, structural and environmental engineering, urbanism and masterplanning, architecture, lighting, acoustics and interior design.

Prior to joining the Manchester studio, David spent five years working for BDP’s Sustainability Group in London. There he worked on strategic environmental strategies for governmental organisations and delivered major sustainable projects for leading retail, education and property clients.

Many of the projects David worked on while in London contributed greatly to BDP being recently named Sustainable Consultancy of the Year at this year’s Sustainable Building Services Awards. The awards, organised by the industry magazine Building Services Journal, recognise the very best in UK sustainable design and construction.

Before joining BDP David was Development Director for Icax who specialise in solar-based technologies. At Icax David was closely involved in the development of revolutionary technology that allows tarmac to capture and store solar energy for future use.

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