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Bryce Gilroy-Scott


With an extensive background in sustainable architecture Bryce now works as a consultant with a focus on building energy modelling, renewable energy.

Bryce Gilroy-Scott (CEnv, MEI, MSc Arch (Dist)), MA Arch (Dist) is a consultant and educator in the fields of sustainable communities, construction and energy, based in British Columbia, Canada. He also has a decade of study and practice in the UK and continues to work in both countries. Since 2008 he has been a Lecturer in the Graduate School of the Environment. He is also completing his PhD in Architectural Science at the University of Nottingham, developing a method of applying Ecological Footprinting to building construction and operation. He is a Chartered Environmentalist (CEnv) and Member of the Energy Institute (MEI) of the UK.

Professional affiliations

Society for the Environment
Chartered Environmentalist (CEnv) [2013]

Energy Institute – UK
Member of the Institute (MEI) [2013]

International Passive House Association –
UK Passive House Trust / Canada Passive House Institute
Individual Member [2011]

Charted Institute of Building Services Engineers – UK
Affiliate Member [2006]


Doctor of Philosophy in Architecture (Science)
Department of Architecture and the Built Environment
University of Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, UK
2009 – ongoing

MA Architecture: Development and Regeneration
School of Art, Architecture and Design
University of Lincoln, Lincolnshire, UK
2005 – 2015

MSc Architecture: Advanced Environmental and Energy Systems (Distinction)
Graduate School for the Environment
Centre for Alternative Technology, Machynlleth, Wales
University of East London, London, UK, 2004 – 2007

Undergraduate Certificate in Community Economic Development
Centre for Sustainable Community Development
Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada, 2001 – 2003

Bachelors of Arts: Concurrent Degrees – Geography and English (First Class)
University of Victoria, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, 1989 – 1995
Bachelor of Arts, Geography; Bachelor of Arts, English


Consulting activities and contracts relating to sustainability assessment of built environment projects. In particular energy modelling, sustainable construction, renewable energy and life cycle assessment work for specialised clients.


Course Instructor: Strategies for Sustainable Communities
University of British Columbia – Continuing Studies
Certificate of Award, Achievement in Sustainability Management
Vancouver, BC. 2013 – 2015

Sustainable Design Instructor
Pacific Design Academy
Victoria, BC. 2013 – 2016

Sustainability Manager, Hill Holt Wood
KTP Associate, School of Architecture, University of Lincoln
Lincolnshire, UK. August, 2005 – December, 2008

Teaching activities

Bryce’s research is concerned with sustainable community development. He has published and lectured on a wide range of topics from ecological economics to sustainable construction.


Kastel, P., Gilroy-Scott, B. ‘Economics of pooling small local electricity prosumers – prosumer vs business as usual approach‘. Energy and Power Engineering. Vol.10. No.5. 2018.

Kastel, P., Gilroy-Scott, B. ‘Economics of pooling small local electricity prosumers – prosumer vs business as usual approach‘. Poster. Energy Systems Conference. London. UK. 14-15 June 2016.

Kästel, P & Gilroy-Scott, B. (2015) Economics of pooling small, local electricity prosumers, Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, Volume 51, November 2015, pp 718-729.

Gilroy-Scott, B., Chilton, J., Goodhew, S. Earth Footprint of the Construction Phase of the Wales Institute for Sustainable Education, Centre for Alternative Technology. Eighth International Conference on Environmental, Cultural, Economic and Social Sustainability. University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada. January 10-12, 2012.

Gilroy-Scott, B. Lime-Hemp: Potential Ecomaterial – European Experiences. Proceedings IV International Ecomaterials Conference. Bayamo, Cuba. November 24-27, 2009.

Gilroy-Scott, B. Green Building Valuation and Materials Efficiency. Construction Information Quarterly. Vol. 11. Issue 3. p.132-139. 2009.

Chilton, J.C., Cowley, G., Westmuckett, J., and Gilroy-Scott, B., 2009. Reciprocal frame timber roof at Hill Holt Wood – a case study. In: Proceedings of the International Symposium on Timber Structures: From Antiquity to the Present: International Symposium, Istanbul. Chilton, JC. and Mungan, I., eds., T.C. Halíç Üníversítesí Ístanbul, Istanbul. p. 383-394. 25-27 June 2009.

Gilroy Scott, B. Energy Storage for Communities. World Renewable Energy Congress X. Glasgow, Scotland. 19 – 25 July 2008.

Dr Sodagar, B., Professor Chilton, J.C., Gilroy Scott, B., Lowthrop, N., Dr Fieldson, R. Design for Sustainable Architecture and Environments. The Fourth International Conference on Environmental, Cultural, Economics & Social Sustainability, Universiti Malaysia Terengganu. Malaysia. 4-7 January 2008.

Dr Sodagar, B., Professor Chilton, J.C, Gilroy Scott, B. Integration of teaching and research: Design development for a range of autonomous buildings. 24th International Conference on Passive and Low Energy Architecture (PLEA). National University of Singapore. Singapore. 22-24 November, 2007.

Dr Sodagar, B., Professor Chilton J.C., Gilroy-Scott B., Lowthrop, N., Dr Fieldson, R. Design Development for a Community Hall: the architecture of a sustainable building in Lincolnshire. Construction Information Quarterly. Vol. 9. Issue 1. p. 12–20. 2007.

Gilroy-Scott, B. Localised Energy Storage – What options are there for global communities? EuroSolar-World Council on Renewable Energy – Energy Autonomy through the storage of Renewable Energies. Wuppertal, Germany. Poster Presentation. 30-31 October 2006.

Dr Sodagar, B., Gilroy-Scott, B., Design Development for a Range of Autonomous Buildings. Rethinking Sustainable Construction. Sarasota, Florida, USA. September 19-22, 2006.

Gilroy-Scott, B., Professor Chilton, J.C. Sustainable Construction and a community-based dry toilet. The Second International Dry Toilet Conference. Tampere, Finland. Extended Abstract. With Presentation. August 16-19, 2006.

Gilroy-Scott, B. Sustainable Construction: Building Sustainable Communities. Designing for Life 2005. Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists. Birmingham, UK. Presentation and Paper. November 18, 2005.

Gilroy-Scott, B. Praxis of Ecological Politics. Ecological Theory, Politics and Action. National Conference of the Environmental Studies Association of Canada. University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada. March 15-17, 2002.

Other publications

Gilroy-Scott, B. Chapter, How to get off the Grid. Do It Yourself: A handbook for changing the world. Ed. the Trapese Collective. Pluto Books, London. 2007.