Virginia is a qualified architect, project manager and BREEAM AP, with a life long passion for sustainability. She is focusing exclusively on empowering sustainability professionals to become the most confident and assertive version of themselves, and to successfully accomplish their sustainability projects even when their stakeholders think sustainability is a waste of time and money!
She is the author of SustainABLE: How to Find Success as a Sustainability Professional in a Rapidly Changing World, a practical guide for those that have a passion for sustainability but cannot make an impact.
Virginia is also a Lecturer in Sustainability and Environmental Management at Coventry University.
During her previous long career at BRE, Virginia was the author of Integrating BREEAM throughout the Design Process (the best selling publication that for the first time helped assessors tackle BREEAM assessments strategically), and of BREEAM Healthcare (on behalf of the NHS) and BREEAM Higher Education (on behalf of AUDE and HEFCE); additionally, she managed the BRE Innovation Park and the BRE Academy membership scheme.