The Board


Prof. J. Owen Lewis

Chair IGBC

Owen retired as Chief Executive of SEAI in 2012. Previously Professor of Architectural Science at UCD Dublin, he was Principal of the UCD College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences and Vice–President of the university in 2006. He founded the UCD Energy Research Group in 1975 and was its Director until 2008.


Philip Lee

Philip Lee Solicitors

Philip has developed a leading expertise in the area of procurement, competition, trade and construction law and advises clients in relation to the largest public utilities projects in the country. Philip’s extensive PPP experience includes roads, waste, waste water and electricity PPP projects where he acts for both public and private bodies.

Joe Miller


Development of RIAI Practice and Regulatory Policy, Practice Information, Information Support for Members and the Public, Policy Support to the Practice, Historic Buildings, Sustainability, Accessibility, Part L Committees. Co-ordinator of Regulatory Submissions.

Brian Dolan

Saint Gobain

Brian Dolan is Managing Director of both Gypsum Industries and Isover in Ireland. Brian  was Managing Director of Isover in the UK from 2007 to 2010 and prior to that was Finance Director with British Gypsum for five years. He has also spent a number of years with Saint-Gobain in South East Asia as Chief Financial Officer for the region.

Michael Donohoe

Colliers International

Michael is currently head of Colliers International’s Corporate Consultancy team in Dublin. He has been active in the commercial property market throughout Ireland for over 30 years and has acted as key account manager for and advisor to many corporate clients / multinational companies.

Kevin O’Rourke

Marchena Management Services

Kevin O’Rourke is a professional engineer with 38 years experience in the field of energy efficiency – with SEAI, the Irish Energy Centre, the European Commission, the Irish Science & Technology Agency, the Institute for Industrial Research & Standards and UCD School of Architecture.


Chris Hughes


Chris Hughes is Programme Manager at Sustainable Energy Authority Ireland for the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) Implementation since 2002. Chris also works on major SEAI events including the Energy Show and the Sustainable Energy Awards. Prior to joining SEAI he held a number of positions in energy management. He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering and a Masters Degree in Engineering Science from NUI Galway.


Joseph Little

Dublin Institute of Technology

Through many years of architectural practice, research, lecturing and building fabric consultancy – and now through the role of academic manager – Joseph has explored, promoted and taught science-based construction practices.

As Assistant Head of School at Dublin School of Architecture, DIT, with responsibility for construction he is engaging with existing programmes and creating new ones to ensure that DIT remains at the fore front of construction education, and in doing so ensuring that Ireland has a greater ability to create a more environmentally sustainable built environment, ready to engage with a healthy, low energy future.

Devyn Olson Sawyer

NICER Training

Devyn has been working in the architecture, engineering, and construction field for the past ten years, primarily in marketing, communications, and training. She holds a BA from Bethany College, WV (USA), and is a LEED® (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Accredited Professional listed with the US Green Building Council.

Declan Alcock

Varming Consulting Engineers

Declan Alcock is a Project Director with Varming Consulting Engineers overseeing a portfolio of projects in the Sustainability sector. He has 17 years experience in consultancy in the areas of Sustainability, Building Physics and Energy & Environmental analysis.

Declan’s qualifications include MSc Energy & Sustainable Building Design, BREEAM Accredited Professional (BREEAM AP), BREEAM International New Construction Assessor, and Certified Passive House Designer.

He is Lecturer and Module Leader for the “Sustainable BIM Design and Construction” module of the CITA MSc in Construction Informatics at DIT, and External Examiner for the MSc in Sustainable Energy Engineering at WIT. He is also a Director of the NGO Engineers Without Borders Ireland (EWB-Ireland).

Vivienne Brophy


Qualified as an architectural technologist and architect, with long-term experience in architectural practice in the design, construction, and site supervision of buildings, Vivienne left architectural practice to join the UCD Energy Research Group in 1994 and undertook post graduate research in the area of sustainable design. Vivienne is a Lecturer in Architectural Design and Technology and a Director of the UCD Energy Research Group.

Niall Crosson

Ecological Building Systems

Niall holds a degree as a Bachelor of Technology (1st Class Hons) and a Masters Eng. Sc. from National University of Ireland, Galway. Ecological Buildings Systems have pioneered the introduction of natural building materials and airtightness to the construction industry in Ireland and the UK for over a decade. Niall has particular expertise in the area of energy conservation, hygrothermal analysis, airtightness, natural insulation, thermal bridging analysis and vapour diffusion open constructions using natural materials.

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Brian Handcock

John Sisk and Son

Brian is Head of Sustainability for John Sisk & Sons Ltd covering operations in both Ireland and the UK, and has over 26 years’ experience of environmental and sustainability issues in a range of industries including construction, waste management, consultancy and manufacturing sectors. He is also active in a range of construction industry sustainability initiatives as current Chair of CECA Environment Committee, former Chair of CIRIA Environment Advisory Panel, and contributor to CIP Environmental Manual as well as contributing to the development of a number of British Standards.

Graham Langton

PM Group

Graham Langton is a Building Services Engineer with PM Group and holds a M.Sc from De-Montfort University (1st Class Honours). Graham is a LEED AP BD&C and LEED AP O&M with a focus on the technical sustainability of projects for world leading clients in the Life Sciences, Food, Energy, Transportation and Infrastructure sectors. He is also the PM Group Dublin Office Sustainability Champion and is the global point of contact for Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD).

Tom McNiff

Jones Lang Lasalle

Tom is a Senior Commercial Property Manager with Jones Lang La Salle (JLL). He is involved in managing some of the country’s largest Office/ Retail centres for some of the biggest international and national pension funds and financial institutions. Tom is an Assoc Member of the SCSI & RICS. His is currently advising clients at the design stage of buildings which are endeavouring to obtain Leed Platinum / Gold standards. Tom has also been on submittal teams for clients with regard to their GRESB submission’s and is actively advising clients on aspects of their new or existing Energy Management / Green Friendly  Policy documents.