Dr Bill Sheldrick
Bill developed a strong interest in energy issues more than 35 years ago, through academic work, working with and establishing community initiatives and being involved in a local Right to Fuel campaign group.
In 1987 he joined Heatwise Glasgow to manage its Jobs and Energy project, and subsequently became the organisation’s Research and Development Manager. In 1994, he left to establish Alembic Research as an independent consultancy, specialising in energy efficiency and fuel poverty issues. It is still going strong.
He was a member of the Watt Committee’s Domestic Energy and Fuel Poverty Working group and a member of the Building Research Establishment working group on the BREDEM methodology for Scotland. Bill was an assessor, trainer and examiner for the National Home Energy Rating scheme and received a NHER "lifetime achievement award in 2000”. He continues to train people in Scotland and Ireland on carrying out of surveys to produce energy performance certificates, and works as an adviser to the Scottish House Condition Survey on energy matters. Most recently, he co-authored the research report (along with Chris Martin of Ipsos Mori) "Developing regulation of energy efficiency of private sector housing (REEPS): modelling improvements to the target stock", which was published by the Scottish government in November 2015.