Frise to drive sustainability agenda

The HVCA has appointed David Frise to the new senior post of Head of Sustainability.

Formerly Managing Director of the contracting business M S Frise, Mr Frise served as Vice President of the Association in 2007/08, and was the first chairman of M&E Sustainability, a joint venture between the HVCA and the Electrical Contractors’ Association.

He was a founding director of renewables specialist Third Rock Energy and of energy consultancy Cyna, and subsequently general manager of the energy division of national contractor N G Bailey & Co.

He is a director of SummitSkills, the sector skills council for building services engineering, and has served on the CBI working group on the Carbon Reduction Commitment, the SME group of the Strategic Forum for Construction and the Specialist Engineering Contractors’ Group’s working group on the development of integrated construction teams.

Commenting on his appointment, Mr Frise stressed that he had learnt at first hand the key role building services engineering contractors could play, and were playing, in the creation of a sustainable built environment.

“I am delighted, therefore, to have this opportunity to assist in further enhancing the skills and competence of HVCA members in a sustainability context, and in promoting their expertise in the delivery of integrated energy systems,” Mr Frise added.

“David Frise is widely acknowledged as one of the true visionaries of the building services engineering sector, and a pioneer in the use of renewable technologies,” commented HVCA Deputy Chief Executive Roderick Pettigrew.

“His appointment further underlines the Association’s deep commitment to the sustainability agenda – and to the provision by its members of low-and zero-carbon systems and solutions.”

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