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John is Director of Carbon Zero Consulting Ltd, which he founded in 2007. John is a Chartered Engineer with nearly 40 years’ of international engineering project management and geosciences experience. His work has ranged from oil exploration and water resource management to renewable energy design and installation. He has managed projects to drill boreholes all over the world to extract oil, gas, water – and heat!

In addition to water supply and water treatment projects for many well-known commercial clients, John has played a major role in the development of Ground Source Heating and Cooling (GSHC) technology. This has included close involvement in many of the UK’s larger public and private sector schemes. John is a council member and opasses Chairman of the GSHPA, engaged with the development of Standards for GSHP installation and liaison with the Environment Agency and BGS. He has also had major involvement wit the drafting of GSHPA/CIBSE codes of practice CP2 and CP3 (WSHPs and open-loop borehole systems).

John has been involved in many of the practical details of GSHC scheme design from feasibility through design to commissioning and monitoring of performance. Some of these schemes are the largest currently in place in the UK supplying heat (and cooling) to large public and private sector buildings such as schools, colleges, offices, retail and leisure developments. John introduced a new technology to the UK for measurement of soil thermal properties in situ. This is now being widely used as an aid to good shallow ground loop design.

With an exemplary track record, John Findlay is well respected and well known in the water and GSHP sectors and can often to be found presenting at technical seminars and conferences.

Beyond the working day, John lives with his wife Anna in Cornwall and spends many hours tramping the cliff paths. He, is a lifelong Bath Rugby supporter– the blue, black & white of Bath being reflected in the company colour scheme! He is also an active member of the world-famous Mousehole Male Voice Choir.