Circology Co-Founder’s Terry and Lydia want to change the way the built environment views material reuse and believe the way to do so is based on a foundation of accurate and reliable information combined with linking supply and demand.
Terry and Lydia met in 2014 on the UK Green Building Council’s future leaders programme. Tasked with identifying an industry issue and developing a solution the concept of LOOP was created. Until Q3 2016 Terry and Lydia worked to develop the LOOP solution further within their organisations (Segro and Argent), however it became apparent that to really enable LOOP to flourish an independent organisation would need to be set up. Circology Ltd. was established in Q3 2016 with the purpose of developing LOOP. The digital marketplace for material reuse – http://loop-hub.co.uk/.
Terry studied at Newcastle University. Terry’s sustainability career began in the airport sector and includes four and a half years as Group Sustainability Manager for SEGRO plc with responsibility for the development and delivery of sustainability strategy across across England and nine countries in Continental Europe.
At SEGRO Terry worked closely with internal and external teams to add portfolio value and minimise environmental impacts of developments, refurbishments and standing stock, with particular successes in energy efficiency, renewables and building certifications such as BREEAM.
Terry participates in sustainability committees including the UK Green Building Council, Better Buildings Partnership and British Property Federation, speaking at industry events on key topics such as Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (MEES), renewable energy and adding value through sustainability (RICS Commercial Conference).
Lydia read geography at the University of Oxford. Lydia’s sustainability and built environment experience extends over eight years. Most recently at developer Argent. Lydia was responsible for environmental management and delivery of sustainable developments, particularly at the King’s Cross regeneration scheme in London.
At King’s Cross Lydia worked with project teams throughout the design, construction and operation of the projects to minimise environmental impacts. Lydia also gained experience over four years at JLL working particularly with institutional investors on responsible portfolio management as well as implementing CSR strategy within a banking sector client during an 18 month secondment.
Having also participated in a variety of industry led working groups, Lydia is able to identify best practice approaches to sustainability and share best practice to enhance delivery of sustainable development. Lydia also featured in Building Magazines 50 Stars of Sustainability in 2013.