Helen Newman

Helen is a Technical Partner for Sustainability and Wellbeing, supporting TFT’s sustainability team to develop and embed corporate sustainability requirements within development projects, and deliver sustainability strategies. Helen also provides impartial sustainability and wellbeing advice on planning proposals as an independent member of a Place & Design Quality Review panel on behalf of one of London’s Planning Authorities. Helen is also a member of the Urban Land Institute’s Sustainability Council whose mission is to accelerate the rapid uptake of sustainability across the UK real estate sector.

Helen has been developing TFT’s wellbeing services and she has been working on a broad range of projects to design healthy, comfortable places that enable occupants to thrive, and advising on work place strategies that help establish nurturing workplace cultures. Helen helps certify the wellbeing of development projects and is a Fitwel Ambassador, and WELL AP for the IWBI’s WELL Building Standard. Recognising her passion and advocacy in this area she has recently been accepted as a member of the IWBI WELL Faculty.

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I am currently leading TFTs involvement in the UKGBC’s ground-breaking two-year Circular Economy (CE) programme which was launched in March 2018. This involves supporting the scope of the task groups, and the practical application of CE principles and new learnings to client projects to advance CE within the built environment.

In 2015, I was selected as a part of the second cohort to complete the UKGBC Future Leaders programme, an action-orientated programme of leadership and innovation with fantastic peers from across the industry. This was a unique opportunity to work collaboratively to consider critical issues facing the sector, and develop an innovative solution and sustainable business model.