MEAD, was founded by Kym Mead in 2014 as an independent consultancy specialising in ‘low-energy’ buildings, offering impartial advice to industry professionals and aspiring self-builders.
Our aim is to reduce the energy demand of domestic and non-domestic buildings, whilst also providing excellent indoor air quality and comfort levels.
Our approach is to cost effectively improve the building fabric and services whilst using the local environment to enhance the comfort levels throughout the year.
Kym Mead, Founder, Director
Prior to founding MEAD, Kym worked for a number of architectural practices advising on construction techniques and sustainability issues before moving to the Building Research Establishment (BRE) as ‘Head of Low Carbon Buildings’. There he consulted to a wide range of clients including small and medium enterprises (SMEs), large house builders as well as local and national governments.
During his time at BRE, Kym frequently travelled to the US, China and South Africa advising on sustainability issues and creating leads for wider business opportunities. His work included advising on the restoration of listed buildings in Johannesburg, supporting government agencies on innovative developments in Portland, Oregon and authoring the sustainability framework for a new city in Chongqing, China, as part of the ‘Future Cities’ programme.
Kym has also completed an internship at the Passivhaus Institute in Germany and has worked closely with Bath and Cardiff Universities as an ‘Industry Supervisor’ for PhD students, whilst also supporting the UK Passivhaus Trust as an Associate Director.