Leeds decarbonisation leader heads new sustainability centre

Nazar Soofi MCIOB
Nazar Soofi MCIOB is Eddisons’ new head of sustainability and decarbonisation

CIOB member Nazar Soofi, former head of decarbonisation at Leeds City Council, has joined Eddisons as head of sustainability and decarbonisation.

Soofi will head a new sustainability centre of excellence for the growing property consultancy, based at its Leeds head offices.

The new centre will act as a hub to provide advice on carbon reduction and environmental best practice across the public and private sectors.

Credited with delivering the £50m decarbonisation programme at Leeds City Council, Soofi has led the transformation of more than 80 sites in the city since 2021, including Leeds Town Hall, Civic Hall and Central Library, transitioning them from fossil fuels reliance to renewable energy.

He is a regular keynote speaker for Salix, the government body that provides grant funding for public sector decarbonisation projects.

“The new centre of excellence will be an accessible one-stop shop providing practical advice on anything from a cradle-to-grave project to troubleshooting, and the most practical ways to achieve sustainability aims,” said Soofi, who before working for the city council  had a 25-year engineering career in the UK and internationally.

“I am looking forward to working with private and public sector organisations and steering sustainable and environmentally conscious practices right across the UK.”

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