Mace appoints retrofit boss from Aecom to tackle climate goals

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Mace has appointed a caller pb for its retrofit concern successful a measurement towards its imaginativeness for sustainability.

Rachel O’Donnell (pictured) has been named arsenic Mace Consult’s retrofit director, who volition enactment with the concern assemblage and signifier groups. O’Donnell formerly worked with Aecom arsenic concern portion manager for ground, energy, and transaction divisions, which makes up a important information of the situation concern successful the UK. She has 17 years of acquisition moving successful situation and related sectors, including atomic decommissioning and concern discarded management.

The consultancy limb of the tier 1 contractor said successful a connection that O’Donnell’s assignment came successful the discourse of its larger strategy to code the clime exigency arsenic good arsenic the gathering information crisis. The steadfast is besides reshaping its retrofit offerings successful enactment with the Building Safety Bill 2021, since retrofits are much energy-efficient upgrades.

In the past, Mace has worked to refurbish redundant abstraction astatine the SOAS (School of Oriental and African Studies), University of London, arsenic good arsenic repurposed a warehouse during the pandemic to make a laboratory. It has besides been moving with Devon County Council and Hampshire County Council connected vigor ratio improvements.

Mace managing manager for property, UK and Europe, David Easthope said that each industries and businesses needed to “reimagine their estates to marque them acceptable for the future”.

O’Donnell said: “As a purpose-led organisation challenging itself and its clients to trim c crossed built assets and make safer places for section communities, Mace is simply a uncommon illustration of a concern capable to person a existent and important interaction connected the built environment. I look guardant to moving crossed Mace Consult to present lasting alteration for our clients.”

Similar appointments towards stronger sustainable strategies person been seen crossed the operation manufacture implicit the past year. Earlier this week, housebuilder MJ Gleeson appointed its archetypal radical sustainability manager Matthew Gibb, who was brought successful from KeolisAmey Metrolink, a concern which operates and maintains the Greater Manchester tram system, and has antecedently worked for the materials steadfast Marshalls.

Last month, Balfour Beatty brought successful an ex-Kier situation lead Jo Gilroy arsenic its UK manager for sustainability. In November 2021, Wates appointed Bekir Andrews, a erstwhile Balfour subordinate director, into a brand caller relation of biology sustainability director.