Edwards Hart Director Professor John Edwards has been appointed Chair of the Technical Panel at the Institute for Historic Building Conservation (IHBC). Commenting on his appointment Professor Edwards said: “I am really proud to have been appointed to this most important position and to chair a panel of some of the best technical people in our field”. Edwards added: “There are many challenges ahead and I want to do my bit in making sure we treat our historic environment in the most informed way”. Professor Edwards sees his priorities to include dealing with climate change and making sure that heritage values are properly considered in every technical situation. Professor Edwards has a wealth of experiences and knowledge through his experience which spans some forty years and has worked on guidance and standards on a range of subjects which includes many aspects of building conservation and energy efficiency as well as extensive work in the field of education.