ECD Architects , Managing Director
James Traynor is Managing Director of ECD Architects and is a Certified Passivhaus Designer with more than 15 years’ experience in low-energy design. Traynor obtained an MSc in Advanced Energy & Environmental Studies at the Centre for Alternative Technology and is a graduate of the University of Liverpool school of Architecture. He is author of “EnerPHit – A Step by Step Guide to Low Energy Retrofit.“ (RIBA Publications 2019)
Traynor is Director in charge of several important mixed-use, regeneration and retrofit projects, most notably Wilmcote House which was the UK Case Study for the EuroPHit project and is the largest occupied residential building in the world to target the Passivhaus EnerPHit standard. He has a particular interest in Building Physics and Post-Occupancy Evaluation as a means of improving building handover issues and addressing the gap between predicted and actual performance.