Jason Palmer has 14 years’ experience as a consultant to building designers and government agencies. His doctorate focused on environmental management for smaller organisations, and he now works on energy use in housing, climate change, and sustainable construction. Dr Palmer joined Cambridge Architectural Research in 2002 and became a director in 2003. There are two main strands to his work. First, he works for the Department of Energy and Climate Change modelling and analysing energy use in homes. Second, he works for the Technology Strategy Board, as a building performance evaluator, advising project teams around the country how best to monitor and analyse energy performance.