Steve has been actively involved in sustainable contruction issues for 2 decades, particularly on training issues. He proposed and helped found the Somerset Trust for Sustainable Development (STSD), with Julian Brooks. STSD became Ecos Trust and was a founder member of the GHA. Steve co-wrote (with Tim Fenn) the first Level 3 Dip/Cert on Sustainable Construction to go into the national qualifications system, and led the establishment of a new Sustainable Construction module with the Construction Management Degree for Uni of Herts/Oaklands College. Steve worked with Chris Eaton to write and deliver the GHA's Closing the Performance Masterclass, and prior to that CPD training on the same subject in partnership with LABC. In other work, Steve was a member of the TSB funded Building Performance Evaluation project for the Pines Calyx eco-venue near Dover. Steve holds a MA Environmental Planning and a Diploma in Applied Permaculture Design.