RESET works in close collaboration with a range of expert trainers and speakers, including:
Dusty is internationally recognised as the UK’s leading authority on biodiversity and green roofs, campaigning for their whole scale adoption in major developments in London and elsewhere in the UK. In 2008, he co-authored “Living Roofs and Walls”, a technical report to support the New London Plan, for which he was awarded the Andrew Lees Memorial Award. He co-founded livingroofs.org in 2004, the UK's first independent green roof organisation and works closely with colleagues in Switzerland, Germany, Austria, Sweden, Canada and the USA on design and implementation of green roofs. He is co-author, with colleague John Little, of a DIY e-guide for small scale builders to build their own green roofs, and of ‘Building Greener’ the first comprehensive guidance on green roofs and green walls in the UK, published by CIRIA. He is President of the European Federation of Green Roof Associations. For more info go to livingroofs.org, The Green Roof Consultancy Green Roof Training Ltd or Dusty's personal site
Gary is a chartered environmentalist and ecologist with 30 years of experience involving several hundred projects of ecological survey and assessment, biodiversity action planning, habitat creation, wetland restoration, regional planning, green infrastructure planning, site design and management plans. He began work with the London Wildlife Trust in the 1980s and worked on the ‘Wildlife in Docklands’ project. He is an expert on green roofs and living walls, published by BRE Press, contributor to the London Plan Policy on Living Roofs and Walls and the Green Roof Guidance for Greater Manchester. Projects have included the Westfield living wall, Shepherds Bush; the London 2012 Olympic Park; the Natural History Museum Wildlife Garden; the SE Wales Networked Environmental Region; Bedford River Valley Park Framework; Deep Bay Link in Hong Kong, Saadiyat Island in Abu Dhabi and Education City in Qatar. Gary has also published extensively on design for green and living roofs and walls. Gary's book on 'Green Roofs and Facades' is here or find out more at The Green Roof Consultancy.
15 years ago, with the help of Segal self-build architect Jon Broome, John built his own house in South Essex - and since then has built over 40 local buildings - all of course with green roofs! John set up Green Roof Training with Dusty Gedge in 2007 and also manages the Clapton Park Estate in East London, for which work he was awarded the Silver Gilt at the Royal Chelsea Flower Show in 2009. John is a pioneer urban ecologist and designer, developing prototypes to enable urban habitats for biodiversity in every nook and cranny of the city. Co-author of the DIY Guide to Green and Living Roofs, John is currently working on transforming old shipping containers into green roof shelters, the latest of which has been installed at the Barnes Wetland Centre. John also runs with his brother Rob The Grass Roof Company.
Bee is one of the UK's most experienced strawbale designers and builders, co-director, with Barbara Jones, of award-winning strawbale design and build co-operative Amazonails. Bee has supported the design and construction of strawbale buildings all over the UK and Ireland, and across Europe, and even a community building in Mongolia. She delivers inspiring training that really empowers people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities to get involved in the art of building with one of nature's cleanest natural construction technologies.