Louisa Bowles is the Head of Sustainability at HawkinsBrown. She leads the practice’s dedicated team of sustainability specialists and has structured the practice’s Whole Life Carbon strategy to ensure all projects are measuring and monitoring the balance between embodied carbon and operational energy. She was instrumental in the development of HB:ERT, HawkinsBrown’s Revit-based carbon measuring tool – originally released in 2018, it is fast becoming a go-to tool for measuring embodied carbon.
Her project work includes the Urban Sciences Building at Newcastle University and the Biochemistry Completion project for the University of Oxford, currently on site. Louisa’s team completed a research commission called Net Zero Hotel, which investigates how Net Zero can be achieved in the hospitality and hotel sector. Lessons learnt from this research are informing the practices other net zero commissions.
An active member in London’s various climate action groups, she is a key contributor to organisations such as the London Energy Transformation Initiative (LETI) and Whole Life Carbon Network. She was shortlisted for the Architects’ Journal Sustainability Champion of the Year award in 2020.