Our Mission

To improve the economic, social and environmental performance of buildings

Who we are

The Buildings Hub LLP has been founded by Rob Pannell and Tessa Hurstwyn following the closure of the Zero Carbon Hub. The vision is to maintain momentum on key areas such as overheating, ventilation and the performance gap whilst having a broader remit to help drive change in other areas.

Rob Pannell

Founding Partner

Rob has a wide range of knowledge regarding sustainability, innovations, technology prototypes, trials and solutions.

Rob was previously Managing Director at the Zero Carbon Hub where he worked closely with ministers and senior civil servants to advise on zero carbon policy. Prior to that he was a leading figure in the construction industry with over 35 years of experience with Taylor Wimpey UK where he held a series of senior level roles.

Tessa Hurstwyn

Founding Partner

Tessa has a broad knowledge of sustainability in the built environment and has spent the last ten years applying her technical understanding to the policy and practical development of low energy homes.

Tessa was previously Technical Director at the Zero Carbon Hub, leading on projects to investigate the energy performance gap in new homes, and various aspects of zero carbon homes policy development. Prior to that she was Sustainability Policy Specialist at Mott MacDonald Fulcrum.