Paul Bourgeois has been working in sustainability, the low and zero carbon energy and sustainable construction sectors for over 19 years. Paul is a Project Facilitator at the Greater Cambridge Greater Peterborough LEP following an ERDF programme management role covering five LEPs worth over £14million. Paul also founded Zero Carbon Britain Ltd. in 2007 working with a range of organisations including DECC, the Energy Saving Trust, Broads Authority, Sony and a range of district and county councils providing consultancy, training and project management.
Before setting up ZCB Paul was the Development Director for Mass Market Renewables at Renewables East, the regional renewable energy agency funded by the East of England Development Agency. He was responsible for maximising commercial renewable energy technology mainstream uptake in new build housing throughout the East of England and assisting manufacturers and installers to accelerate their growth in the supply chain.
Paul’s previous role as Environmental Research & Energy Officer at Broadland District Council included setting up and managing the joint Energy Team to also cover the South Norfolk Council area. He championed solar water heating through the BroadSol Project and through self build workshops. Managing to exceed both councils domestic carbon emission reduction targets each year for three years he received five national awards in recognition of his endeavours in just two years, including two Green Apple Awards and the Regional Energy Officer of the Year in 2005.
Paul’s first environmental role was Local Agenda 21 & Recycling Officer at Broxtowe Borough Council in Nottinghamshire where he managed a three council, two year home composting evaluation project with the Henry Doubleday Research Association and one of the country’s first kerbside recycling schemes.
He graduated with a BSc (Hons) Science and the Environment degree from De Montfort University in Leicester in 1997. In 2009 he was awarded MSc by Research at the UEA in retrospectively applied energy efficiency technologies in the existing building stock and occupants’ behaviour to physical intervention.