Paul Ciniglio (MA, B.Sc(Hons), Dip.BSurv, MIEnvSc) is employed as Sustainability Strategist for First Wessex housing association and is responsible for reducing the environmental impact of the organisations 19,000 homes.
Paul has worked in a variety of roles in the construction industry for 27 years. He has a diploma and a first class Bachelor of Science honours degree in Building Surveying, a Master of Arts in Sustainable Development and is a member of the Institution of Environmental Sciences.
Paul is also a consultant to EHDC’s housing theme lead in the Whitehill Bordon eco-town. He is vice chairman of the Building Research Establishment’s Housing Group steering committee and is a regular expert speaker on retrofit at conferences, seminars and universities.
Paul is an authority on domestic retrofitting and he led the highly successful ‘Retrofit South East’ project supported by ERDF funding. Paul has assisted in the delivery of retrofit programmes in the Whitehill Bordon Eco-town and recently written a retrofit strategy for the Eco-town. He is also familiar with domestic energy assessment, calculation, data analysis monitoring and reporting. Paul is a licensed Code for Sustainable Homes Assessor and has been involved in the deliver of zero and nearly zero carbon new homes in the UK. Paul’s leading approach to retrofit and low energy new housing resulted in his former employer Radian winning The Housing Corporation’s ‘Gold’ award for excellence in environmental sustainability in 2007, SEREA renewable energy awards in 2005 & 2007, Inside Housing’s ‘Sustainable housing provider of the year – Innovative approach to green housing’ and ‘Energy saving initiative of the year’ award in 2009 and 2011, ‘Sustain magazine energy award’ in 2010. Radian were UK Gold award winners In 2011 of the ‘Ashden Awards for Sustainable Energy’ marking the most prestigious recognition Paul has achieved.
Paul retrofitted his own home ‘Sunpower CO2ttage’ to an exemplar energy efficiency C80 standard in 2010 and regularly opens it up to the public as part of SEA’s ‘Old Home Super Home’ network having received over 500 visitors already.