Patrick Brown BSc MSc CEng MIMechE
Patrick Brown, Head of Sustainable Construction Delivery, City of Edinburgh Council (CEC).
Patrick has a wide range of experience, at various times leading key aspects of building construction and operation including design (public and private sector), project management, facilities management, energy management, PFI/PPP operational contract management and acted as the Senior Responsible Officer (SRO) for a strategic outsourcing initiative.
He also led the Council’s response to PPP schools’ closure as a consequence of a structural failure in 2016. Further to this he developed and implemented the response to the construction quality recommendations of Professor Cole’s report which the City of Edinburgh Council had commissioned.
Patrick currently heads the delivery of the design and project management service for CEC’s (non- housing) Operational Estate.
In this role he made the case for the adoption of Passivhaus for new build projects which is now the City of Edinburgh Council’s approach. To support this initiative, he established an informal Passivhaus Delivery Forum currently attended by eight Local Authorities across Scotland who are delivering projects to Certified Passivhaus standard. Some Authorities are now at very advanced stages of Passivhaus project delivery.In response to the Net Zero challenge Patrick led on pilot feasibility studies examining the implications of deep fabric retrofit on twelve buildings to enable the deployment of heat pumps. These feasibility studies have been widely shared with an aim to work collaboratively to address the Net zero challenge.