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Foroutan Parand

Technical Director, URS Global

Foroutan Parand

Foroutan is a Technical Director at URS and has been the head of Building Physics since 2006. He has over 25 years of experience in Building services, low energy, passive building design, and renewable systems, project manager and team leader for over 20 years.


Foroutan has a PhD in solar energy utilisation and collection, and has been involved in several UK, EU and international research, development and consultancy projects. Prior to joining URS he has been a member of centres of excellence in the area of building energy and environmental systems performance evaluation and optimisation, namely Brunel University, De-Montfort University and the Building Research Establishment (BRE).


He has been involved in the development of guidance and standards in the calculation of building performance including: the CEN (Committee for European Normalisation) Technical Committee 89 (Building Performance) and an expert contractor for the development of Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) standards for the EU Commission.; CIBSE Application Manual 11; CIBSE Guide Volume A5.


Foroutan Chaired the Industry Advisory group for Department of Communities and Local Government (DCLG), reviewing the UK Building Regulations Part L (conservation of Energy and Power) 2013 edition for Non-Domestic Buildings. He is a Technical expert reviewer for EU Commission’s funding programmes.

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