Harley Haddow sustainability expert honoured at CIBSE Symposium

CIBSE president Adrian Catchpole and Shweta Salvankar

A senior sustainability specialist from Harley Haddow has earned recognition for her ‘incredible’ research efforts.

Shweta Salvankar, senior building performance and sustainability engineer, received an accolade at the CIBSE (Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers) Symposium 2024 for the presentation of her paper, which explored the nuances of designing net zero carbon buildings.

Having joined Harley Haddow’s building performance and sustainability division last year. Her paper, entitled ‘Paving the Way to Net Zero Carbon Standards: A Guide to Designing Net Zero Carbon Buildings in Regions Lacking a Carbon Assessment Framework,’ saw her presented with the Most Significant Contribution to the Art and Science of Building Services Engineering award.

Shweta was previously honoured with CIBSE’s Young Modeller Award in December 2022, and also won a gold medal for her group presentation from Timber Development UK for climate responsive design in July 2023.

Shweta said, “I am incredibly proud to have received this prestigious award. It was made all the more special to be recognised among my industry peers, and also to have received it at my alma mater, the Welsh School of Architecture, Cardiff University, made it all the more poignant. This was where I truly started my own journey, and it meant a lot to receive it there. Being at Harley Haddow has also given me tremendous support as I’ve pursued this research, and I would like to thank the team for their encouragement.”

Ian Chalk from Harley Haddow added, “We are all incredibly proud of Shweta, who has achieved so much in her career so far, and continues to fly high. Being recognised by CIBSE is no mean feat, and we all know how incredibly hard she has worked to get here. We’re delighted to have her expertise in our team and look forward to seeing her grow even more and inspire others with her passion for sustainability.”