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Penny Gowler

Penny Gowler

Head of Sustainability, Elliott Wood

Penny is a Chartered Structural Engineer and Head of Sustainability at Elliott Wood. She currently leads a growing sustainability focused team at Elliott Wood which offers a range of sustainability consultancy services beyond the remit of typical structural and civil engineering. She is a member of the IStructE’s Climate Emergency Task Group helping to deliver the Institution’s response to the climate emergency, including The Structural Carbon Tool. As part of this work, Penny is lead author for a new book providing guidance on Circular Economy & Reuse for structural engineers, and she is very active in UKGBC research on Circular Economy and reuse of steel in particular.

Elliott Wood

Elliott Wood is an engineering consultancy driven by a deep-rooted purpose of Engineering a Better Society. Driven by strategic consultancy with creative and technical problem-solving we strive to inspire clients and organisations to think differently about their spaces – not just aesthetically and commercially – but for the benefit of the planet and people who use them every day.


For over 25 years, we have focused on both small details and bigger ideas, revealing the hidden opportunities and potential that can allow a project to prosper. As Engineers, it’s our job to constantly study and evaluate, so we always look at the bigger issues. We know we can engineer better buildings, why not also apply our imaginations to society, culture and beyond? From there we can materialise new ideas for a much greater impact.