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Dr Gavin Dunn

Director of Building Performance

As Director of Building Performance, Gavin is responsible for BRE’s flagship brands BREEAM, CEEQUAL, YellowJacket and SMARTWaste along with research programmes related to the performance of homes, buildings and infrastructure.

Previously Gavin was Director of BREEAM and before joining BRE was Group Operations Director for Elmhurst Energy. He is an experienced building engineer, researcher, and specialist in the area of building energy and environmental performance.

He began his career in the US, working in the construction built environment and infrastructure sectors before returning to the UK in 1999 as a researcher with Cardiff University, where he had already gained a PhD in the energy performance of buildings.

In 2004 Gavin became a Technical Executive of the Association of Building Engineers where, among other things, he led the Association’s research activities. He joined Elmhurst Energy in 2006, leading on the development of its energy rating systems and certification offering.

Gavin was a member of the Construction Board that provided technical advice and oversight to BRE Certification Ltd., before it became BRE Global. He is a fellow of the Association of Building Engineers.