February 2021 – present

Client: Toitū Envirocare

Public Sector Programme Lead

I am leading the development of Toitu’s carbon measurement, verification and offsetting services for the public sector, particularly in relation to the Carbon Neutral Government Programme. This involves close liaison with central government, including provision of advice to the Ministry for the Environment.

February 2018 – present

Client: Greater Wellington Regional Council

Climate change advisory services

This involves providing strategic direction and advice to the organisation regarding carbon reduction, developing related policy and guidance and working with councillors at meetings and workshops. I run region-wide climate change mitigation projects, including the 2050 Regional Emissions Calculator and the most recent regional GHG emissions inventory. I also co-ordinate the Wellington Region Electric Vehicle Working Group.

March 2017 – present

Client: Carbon and Energy Professionals NZ

Trainer for the Carbon & Energy Professional training course

This involves development and delivery of modules on climate change, integrated energy and carbon management and planning, and transport. The course has run  approximately two times per year since 2017. Full information can be found on the CEP website here.

July 2020 – present

Client: EcoGeek Limited

Electric vehicle fleet conversion plans

I have subcontracted to EcoGeek to advise central government agencies on making the transition to all-electric vehicle fleets. The first of these agencies was the Civil Aviation Authority.

January 2020 – March 2020

Client: Upper Hutt City Council

Sustainability Strategy review

I am provided advice on issues, opportunities and measurement for the update to UHCC’s sustainability strategy, and prepared a large part of its introductory text. The final approved document can be found here.

February 2019 – December 2019

Client: Nelson City Council

Advisory services for development of an emissions measurement and reduction plan

This plan is required for admission to the CEMARS programme and to begin to chart a low emissions pathway for the organisation.

September 2018 – March 2019 

Client: Wellington Electricity, Electra, PowerCo and the Wellington Region Councils

Supporting Electric Vehicles in the Wellington Region Advisory Report

I produced an advisory report with a recommended strategy on how the client organisations can best support EV uptake based on existing research and analysis of publicly available data from NZ and abroad, and interviews with NZ-based stakeholder organisations. The report can be found here: Supporting Electric Vehicles in the Wellington Region – advisory report (Adobe PDF, 8.1Mb)

February 2019

Client: Palmerston North Airport Limited

Advisory services for development of a carbon management system

I provided this advice to help the airport achieve the requirements of level 2 of the Airport Carbon Accreditation scheme.

June 2018 – October 2018

Client: Parceline Express/The Freightways Group

EV integration investigation

I am working with Freightways to identify pathways forward for the introduction of electric vehicles into their operations, including consideration of courier vans and short-haul trucks.

August 2017 – December 2017

Client: Wellington Electricity

Project Co-ordinator for Electric Vehicle Charging Trial

This project aimed to better understand the impact of home electric vehicle charging on peak demand as well as consumer behaviours and attitudes towards possible price-based and technology-based solutions. The final report on the project can be downloaded here: EV Charging_Trial_Report_Final. (Adobe PDF, 4.1Mb)

August 2017 – April 2018

Client: Manawatu District Council

Preparing business case for electric refuse and recycling collection vehicles

Proposed vehicles would be employed for kerbside public sanitation services in Manawatu District. I also prepared a grant application to the EECA Low Emission Vehicles Contestable Fund for the client.

June 2017 – September 2017

Client: Kāpiti Coast District Council

Preparing business case for LED streetlight enhanced renewal programme 

The business case was approved by NZTA and implementation of this programme  commenced in October 2017.

July 2017 – November 2017

Client: Kāpiti Coast District Council

Preparing climate change strategy for Water and Wastewater activity management plans

This involved providing a strategic context, carbon footprinting the activities, an assessment of emissions reduction opportunities and creation of associated performance metrics.

December 2017 – January 2018

Client: Kāpiti Coast District Council

Completing Standard details and Specifications for Road Lighting Infrastructure document

This document details Council’s requirements for road lighting on their network, in particular acceptable LED luminaires, columns and outreaches.