We take a very active role in all our projects; working closely with our clients from the outset to understand their objectives and integrate sustainability in a meaningful way. Our aim is to support clients, design teams and contractors through the process to make it easy to keep sustainability on the agenda.
JAW was founded by Jess James and Lucy Walsh, whose ethos is to provide high quality advice resulting in truly sustainable buildings.
Jess has 12 years experience providing quality consultancy in the sustainability field. She is a qualified energy assessor, BREEAM accredited professional and assessor. She specialises in developing practical applications of sustainable solutions across all building types and life cycle stages.
Prior to setting up JAW Sustainability with Lucy, Jess managed the sustainability team at Price & Myers.
She has been involved in government-funded research projects working alongside universities to promote optimisation in design of structures to reduce material use and embodied carbon.
Jess is involved in the provision of a vast range of sustainability services, from energy performance and environmental assessment to life cycle carbon analysis and wellbeing assessment.
She teaches at NYU in London as part of their MA in Historic and Sustainable Architecture.
She is a qualified BREEAM, BREEAM International and HQM Assessor, BREEAM Accredited Professional (AP) and On-Construction Domestic Energy Assessor (OCDEA)
Sustainability Consultant and Head of Marketing
Charlie joined JAW in May 2018 after graduating from University College London with a masters in Climate Change.
Charlie’s interest in sustainability stems from the research she completed, during her masters, on the role the built environment in mitigating and adapting to climate change. Since joining JAW she has also developed a keen interested in the relationship between health and wellbeing and our surroundings.
Here at JAW, Charlie conducts SAP energy modelling, compiles Energy and Sustainability reports required for planning as well as playing a key role in BREEAM assessments on a range of commercial and mixed-use developments. She also manages JAW's website, blog and social media.
Lucy is a highly experienced sustainability consultant, having worked in the industry for 13 years. She has provided strategic and bespoke consultancy on a wide range of projects throughout the UK to deliver a high level of sustainable performance.
Her expertise in planning support and sustainable design consultancy ranges from new build commercial, industrial, educational, residential schemes and master planning to refurbishment and fit out, focussing particularly on listed building refurbishment and high-end office fit out.
Lucy has a particular interest in health and wellbeing in the workplace and has developed a unique client focussed approach to designing workspaces which integrate sustainability and wellbeing.
Lucy also works closely with Contractors as a sustainability coordinator; providing support with site procedures and policy to assist them through the tender process and delivering their sustainability requirements on site.
She is a qualified BREEAM, HQM and SKA Assessor, BREEAM Accredited Professional (AP) and On-Construction Domestic Energy Assessor (OCDEA)
George graduated from the University of Nottingham with a first-class MEng in Mechanical Engineering and joined JAW in October 2018.
George’s interest in sustainability and the built environment stems from his time at University where he was exposed to the architecture departments Creative Energy Homes projects, and the time he spent working for a general contractor.
Here at JAW, George conducts dynamic thermal analysis on a range of residential and commercial developments, to inform energy and thermal comfort strategies required for BREEAM and planning. He also uses building modelling to conduct a range of other services, such as building life cycle analysis, internal daylight assessments and external overshadowing assessments.