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Barry has been the Research and Development Coordinator for the award winning CREST (Centre for Renewable Energy and Sustainable Technologies) Pavilion at South West College in Northern Ireland since 2013. He is an MSc graduate of the Queens University Belfast, and also completed a HND in Building Engineering and Project Management. Recently, he has undertaken a PhD in Queen’s University Belfast to research the Passive House Standard and the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive requires all new buildings to be nearly zero-energy by the end of 2020. He has more than ten years’ experience with the construction Industry and specialises in Sustainable Construction and renewables Micro Generation, and is part of the team at South West College working towards developing the College into a Regional Centre of Excellence for Passive House.


MSc Sustainable Rural Development & Project Management (with Commendation)

2009 to 2010: Queen’s University Belfast - Gibson Institute Post Graduate Scholarship

Research Thesis on the Retrofitting of Integrated Renewable Energy Technologies 

Gibson Institute Scholarship for MSc Sustainable Rural Development 2009/10


BSc (Hons) Architectural Technology & Project Management DIS (2.1)

2005- 2007: University Of Ulster, Jordanstown

Research Dissertation on the Built Environment                                  


HND Building Engineering & Project Management with CIS (Merit)                                           

2003 -2005: Belfast Institute of Higher and Further Education / University Of Ulster

12 Month Construction Industrial Placement (CIS)

Belfast Builder’s Association Outstanding Achievement Award for the H.N.D 2006.


May 2013, European Union Youth in Action Workshop:“Five days to Zero Impact” Group facilitator for the event held in Naples Italy.


November 2011, UN Climate Change Talks Delegation Member with the UKYCC to UNFCCC talks in Durban South Africa.


October 2010, European Union Youth in Action Programme "Road to Low Carbon Europe” Member of delegation to Prague Czech Republic.


September 2010, Climate Generation Project Represented Ireland at the Youth Forum on Climate Finance at the Shanghai Expo China


May 2010, British Council Programme Challenge Europe, Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland, ‘Climate Advocate’ 2010/11.



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