Chris Rush

IAQM Chair

Chris is a Consultant and Air Quality Group Lead at Hoare Lea. His experience includes air quality assessments on a range of projects from initial site feasibility, through planning and development to construction and operation. Along with work at the planning stage, including Environmental Impact Assessments, he has more recently been involved in the testing and assessment of indoor air quality (IAQ) and furthering understanding of how building design contributes to IAQ in the detailed design stages and operation.

Chris became Chair of the IAQM in January 2023, having previously been a committee member for three years. In the past he has been closely involved with the IAQM Early Career Group Committee, organising a number of well-attended discussion meetings in Manchester, and a committee member of the IAQM for the previous three years. In addition to his involvement with IAQM he is also a founding member and Vice Chair of the Chartered Institute of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) Air Quality working group.

He is a Chartered Environmentalist and has an MSc in Air Pollution Management and Control as well as holding a range of other memberships and qualifications. Chris is focused on promoting the crucial health and wellbeing role that air quality plays in our built environment and the opportunity that buildings play as part of this.

He was elected to the IES Council in 2023.