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Stuart P Barlow

Sustainability Consultany and Director of SPB Sustainability Ltd


With over 20 years of architectural experience, after leaving Leicester Polytechnic School of Architecture, in a wide range of commercial developments, Stuart Barlow returned to De Montfort Univeristy in Leicester nine years ago to gain a Master of Science in Climate Change and Sustainable Development, with Distinction, which included specialist investigations into:

> The use of energy in buildings
> Energy analysis techniques
> Renewable energy generation
> Integrating environmental strategies into planning & governmental policies
> Resource use & pollution
> Social & psychological dimensions of climate change
> Critical appreciation of sustainable development
> Plus specialist research by studying building's occupants’ perceptions of comfort & how this might influence low energy refurbishment of UK offices.

The findings from the dissertation were presented at the Network for Comfort & Energy Use in Buildings 2006 international conference ‘Comfort & Energy Use in Buildings - Getting Them Right’ and published in a special conference edition of the academic journal Energy & Buildings (July 2007).

For the last ten years Stuart Barlow led the development of sustainable procedures and design practices within REID Architecture and later in 3DReid.

He is also a trained CIBSE Low Carbon Consultant (Design), BREEAM Accredited Professional & BREEAM Assessor for offices, retail & industrial schemes, a trained Code for Sustainable Homes Assessor as well as being trained to use the Simplified Building Energy Model (used for Building Regulation applications) and IES software.

Stuart is also a member of AECB, the Sustainable Building Association, and the Network for Comfort and Energy Use in Buildings


Stuart Barlow currently sits on two British Standards Institute’s committees, the Design Advisory Committee and Sustainability in Construction Works. He is also a member of the RIBA Regulations & Standards Group.

He was a founding member of the industry health and safety organisation the Designers’ Initiative on Health & Safety (DIOHAS), has served for a number of years on the RIBA Validation Panel visiting schools of architecture and was an examiner for the Architects’ Registration Board for a few years.

Stuart Barlow is the author of a Guide to BREEAM, recently published by RIBA Publications and was invited by Professor Brian Edwards to author a chapter on West End House, London, in the upcoming 3rd Edition of “Green Buildings Pay”.

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