Savills expands its energy and sustainability capability with appointment of Chris Cummings

Chris Cummings, head of technical sustainability, Savills

Savills has expanded its engineering & design consultancy team with the appointment of Chris Cummings who joins as head of technical sustainability based at the firm’s Finsbury Circus House office in the City of London.

Chris has more than 24 years’ experience in all aspects of environmental and sustainability delivery, both in the UK and internationally. He joins Savills having worked for multi-disciplinary building services consultancies including Hilson Moran and ChapmanBDSP, where he specialised in building physics and early concept design. With a particular focus on master planning and high-rise development, Chris has delivered projects addressing all aspects of sustainability, energy and environmental impact on real estate across the UK, Europe and the Middle East.

At Savills, Chris will help to further expand its energy and sustainability capability primarily helping to advise clients on devising and implement their sustainability strategies and path to net zero. His expertise will also play a role in the firm’s recently launched sustainability hub, which provides cross divisional expertise in relation to land use, sustainable infrastructure, the decarbonisation of property portfolios and delivery of energy efficiency at an individual building level.

Chris Cummings, head of technical sustainability at Savills, comments: “I am excited to be joining Savills at such a pivotal time for the property industry as it takes a far more proactive approach to tackling climate change. I very much look forward to working with people across the business to bring about meaningful change by helping our clients to set and achieve their sustainability goals.”

Jarrod Griffiths, head of UK engineering & design consultancy, adds: “We are delighted to welcome Chris to Savills. His appointment is an important step when it comes to supporting our clients with their sustainability and net zero ambitions, further strengthening the expertise and capability we have to offer as part of the energy and sustainability hub.”