Cambridge UK technology entrepreneur Shaun Fitzgerald, chief executive officer of CleanTech business Breathing Buildings, has been elected a Fellow of The Royal Academy of Engineering.
The 59 newly elected Fellows join the Academy from diverse backgrounds, including leading engineering and manufacturing companies and world-leading academic institutions.
All new Fellows have been invited to join the Fellowship in recognition of their outstanding and continuing contributions to engineering.
Cambridge University doyen Professor Dame Ann Dowling, President of the Royal Academy of Engineering, said: “Our newly elected Fellows bring an enormous breadth of expertise to the Academy, widening our collective scope and knowledge.
“I know that they will all make significant contributions to the Academy’s activities in their time as Fellows and we look forward to working with them to create benefit for society through engineering.”
Natural ventilation specialist Breathing Buildings was born out of BP support for Cambridge University technology.
Dr Fitzgerald said: “Being elected to the Royal Academy of Engineering is a great honour, and testimony to the remarkable achievements of the whole team at Breathing Buildings.
“Breathing Buildings is growing strongly. We exceeded our stretch revenue budget last year to the delight of our investors, and things are looking extremely positive this year too. With recent changes in regulations mandating that designers use strategies which we have been recommending for years when using natural ventilation in schools, the most critical development is that all educational buildings will be low energy ones going forwards.
“Our next challenge is to get similar developments in codes for other building types.”