Directors of RDE

Peter Draper (BA, Grad Dip)

Founder, Co-ordinator

Peter is the key employee with RDE and was also the founder back in 2002. He is qualified as a Building Surveyor (Grad Dip 2019 Dist. from UWE) and also a Retrofit Co-ordinator (Level 5 2020 – Retrofit Academy). 

Peter has been undertaking individual and community building surveys for over 15 years, focusing on the whole building approach that captures all sustainability issues. The community surveys have been focused on working through the Renew Wales network and RDE has assisted over 80 community organisations across Wales with understanding and upgrading their premises.

Peter served as Sustainability Chair for the STBA for six years and now works part-time for the STBA as co-Director. Here he is responsible for a number of BEIS funded projects and has helped author the Level 3 Energy Efficiency in Traditional Buildings for CITB (a key qualification in the new PAS2035). He has also created a UK leading survey tool for assessing buildings using the Whole House Approach.

Sue Waring (BTec, MSc)


Sue is a BREEAM and SAP Assessor and also undertakes Renewable Energy Feasibility Studies, Travel Plans and Energy Audits.

Sue has undertaken a wide range of BREEAM projects including a large number of new schools in England.

Sue has been actively involved with RDE for many years and has been Chair for over 5 years.

Dr John Littlewood (BSc, PhD, FHEA, MIET)


John is a well known and respected lecturer at Cardiff Met University where he has a number of roles!

Senior Lecturer / Head of the Sustainable and Resilient Built Environment (SuRBe) group
Coordinator of the Professional Doctorate in Sustainable Built Environment (D.SBE)
Coordinator of the Professional Doctorate in Engineering (D.Eng)
Coordinator of the Art & Design Professional Practice Doctorate (DProf)
CSAD Professional Doctorate Coordinator
Head of the Sustainable & Resilient Built Environment (SuRBe) group 

He has also just taken on the role of Chairman of the Wales region of the The Chartered Association of Building Engineers (CABE)

Wyn Prichard BA 


Wyn is currently Director of Construction Skills and Business Strategy at NPTC Group, Chairperson of the Wales Renewable Energy Skills Group and Youth Ambassador for the Construction Youth Trust.

Wyn was also Director of CITB in Wales and for many years, so he has a wealth of experience in construction in Wales, as well as many years within training and skills organisations in Wales

Dave Morris BA


Dave is an Interior Architect by training but is also a graphic artist, illustrator and designer.

Working with set design with the Wales Millennium Centre Dave has a lot of experience in practical and technical work as well as the more artistic side of design.


Paul Burdon BA


Paul has degrees in Psychology (Cardiff) and traditional Acupuncture (Kingston)

He has worked, since 2002 with many corporate, SME and third sector organisations, helping them to use online communication and systems to achieve greater organisational success he also works to help companies develop better business systems. Since 2012 he had split his time, also running a successful Traditional Acupuncture practise in Cardiff.