Stuart McLaren is the Net Zero Director for Infrastructure at Atkins. He was a chairperson at the event. His talk was entitled Decarbonising your estate. All the challenges to achieving a Net-Zero carbon future are present in a mixed-asset estate.
Buildings of all ages, many of them historic with many functions, make planning and decision-making around carbon reduction complex. New builds must be balanced with refurbishment and energy provision and consumption must be rationalised.
Stuart McLaren is also the Decarbonomics Development Director for Atkins. He has experience in holding several leading roles in technical, operational and business development functions over the last 15 years.
A geologist by training, he now provides strategic leadership around creating and innovating new low carbon and sustainable solutions, products and services across a multidisciplinary engineering, procurement, and construction services global company.
Focusing on the built, digital and natural environments, Stuart brings a unique and highly effective approach to enabling the business to deliver valuable outcomes for their clients as they address the Climate Change and Net Zero agendas.
“The more we come together and see what good looks like or what bad looks like the more chance we have at succeeding at this monumental challenge”
Written by: Chloe C