Andy has been with the Bioregional Oxford team since 2011, working primarily around the NW Bicester Eco Town and community-centred projects in Bicester.
His work has included the writing of the NW Bicester One Planet Action Plan; the coordination of workshops and events with Grassroots Bicester and Cherwell District Council around reducing energy use in the home; and coordinating the installation of low energy retrofit and renewable energy technologies across Bicester.
Andy is currently leading Bioregional’s work on Project ERIC (Energy Resources for Integrated Communities) in Rose Hill, Oxford. ERIC is an Innovate UK funded project led jointly by Moixa Technology and Bioregional, involving the installation of solar PV and battery storage across 100 homes in a single community. The project aims to demonstrate how community-generated and consumed renewable energy creates significant environmental, social and economic benefits. Andy’s role includes leading on community engagement and evaluating the environmental benefits of the technology.
Alongside his work with Bioregional, Andy also works as Director and Co-founder of Transition by Design, a small design and architecture cooperative based in Oxford. Transition by Design specialises in community-led housing, low energy architectural design, graphic design and environmental consultancy.
Prior to working at Bioregional Andy completed his architecture Diploma and an MSc in Sustainable Buildings with First Class Honours at Oxford Brookes University. In his spare time Andy is also involved in a number of environmental justice campaigns and activism around affordable housing; as well as being an avid ‘bad-bird watcher’ and bread baker.