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Peter Rickaby

Peter Rickaby

Energy and Sustainability Consultant (Buildings and Housing)
Peter Rickaby studied architecture at Cambridge University and holds a doctorate in energy studies from the Open University.  From 1982 to 2017 he was a Director of Rickaby Thompson Associates Energy and Sustainability Consultants, working on building and housing projects throughout the UK and across the EU.  Peter also helped to develop the National Home Energy Rating (NHER) and Standard Assessment Procedure (SAP) energy rating in the UK, and the Dwelling Energy Assessment Procedure (DEAP) in Ireland, and subsequently trained hundreds of domestic energy assessors in both countries.  

From 2009-2012 Peter participated in the Retrofit for the Future programme and was a member of the technical panel.  He was a Director and Fellow of the Centre for Refurbishment Excellence (CoRE), where he helped to develop an early version of Retrofit Coordinator training.  

From 2014 to 2016 he participated in several work streams of the Each Home Counts review, then served on the Each Home Counts Implementation Board.  He chaired the BSI Retrofit Standards Task Group from 2016 to 2023, and was Technical Author of BSI's two new retrofit standards: PAS 2035:2019 (domestic) and PAS 2038:2021 (non-domestic).  In 2017, Peter joined the UK Centre for Moisture in Buildings at UCL, leading the Centre's training, including the CPD courses Understanding and Managing Moisture Risks in Buildings and Condensation Damp and Mould (for housing organisations).  

He retired from UCL in 2022 but remains an Honorary Senior Research Fellow.  Peter also served as Technical Director of The Retrofit Academy from 2021 to 2022, and as a consultant to Savills' social housing team from 2022 to 2023, working on SHDF-funded domestic retrofit projects.  He now lives in South Africa.