Hoare Lea Consulting Engineers has appointed Dr Antonino Saporito as Head of Environmental Modelling. Antonino Saporito holds a PhD in Engineering Systems and Design and Energy Studies from London South Bank University and a degree in Architecture (Energy & Technology in Buildings) from the University of Palermo, Italy.
Antonino gained valuable experience in environmental design and building while working as a Research Engineer at BRE (Building Research Establishment) Fire and Environmental Modelling Centre, and then as Environmental Consultant at the BRE Energy Target Unit, Environmental Division. Prior to this appointment Antonino was Building Simulation Specialist in charge of the Modelling Group at WSP F+K.
Antonino’s background is in architecture, HVAC and lighting design. He has considerable experience in the field of building thermal simulation and air flow modelling, with particular expertise in occupant comfort assessments, energy efficiency and natural ventilation in buildings, fire and smoke simulation and air quality assessments. Antonino has also been involved in testing plant/control operations, air distribution systems, and codes validation and development.
Based at Hoare Lea’s London office, Antonino will be responsible for the Environmental Modelling Group. Graham Cossons, Partner, Hoare Lea Consulting Engineers comments: “With his extensive knowledge of building design and performance simulation Antonino will complement our existing Environmental Modelling team and be a great asset to the Firm. I wish Antonino the very best for his career development at Hoare Lea.”