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A Day in the Life of….Scarlett Franklin, Sustainability Consultant

Each month Hilson Moran profiles one of its staff in our news section. This month is the turn of Scarlett Franklin. 

Name: Scarlett Franklin

Role:  I’m part of Hilson Moran’s London Sustainability Group

Training: Architectural Technology BSc, Environmental Consultancy MSc

Joined HM: 2015

Favourite HM Project: 5 Howick Place for Dong Energy as it was one of my first projects, that I saw through from design to occupation and gained mine and HM’s first SKA Gold certification

Loves: Cycling, running, ballet, boxing, cooking for friends, exploring festivals, travelling to new places, all spectrums of music, sunshine and parks

Dislikes: Rain and wind (makes cycling difficult), sun cream


Most mornings I do my workout routine at home or at the gym, unless I’ve been to the gym the night before then I’ll make the most of a lie in until about 7. I then begin my 7ish mile cycle commute in from Tottenham. Cycling is my favourite part of the day, it wakes me up and stimulates my mind, ready for the day ahead. Once I’m in the office, I down my breakfast smoothie and write a list of what’s required for the day ahead.

No two days are the same, the projects vary considerably in terms of workload and deadlines. Each day I ensure that I prioritise tasks as projects develop and new demands arise, I organise my diary suitably. My time is spent undertaking a diverse range of task including environmental assessments, air quality, Post Occupancy Evaluation (POE), thermal modelling, and domestic energy assessments (SAP). My sustainability team are like my extended family, always welcoming for help, support and hugs. They’re a caring, intelligent bunch I feel very fortunate to work alongside and be friends with.

At lunch I try to go for a walk along the Thames, to get some fresh air and rest my eyes from the screen but most of the time is usually spent running a few errands.

As a STEM ambassador I try to regularly visit schools and colleges as part of a government initiative to motivate children into progressing into science, technology, engineering and mathematics subjects and with STEM careers as the end goal. These are generally classroom based workshops focused on specific subjects or career/employability workshops helping with interviews techniques, writing CV’s and other key skills.

At the end of the day I always clear my desk and tidy away any mess, I hate coming into work the following day to a messy desk. When I’m not at the gym or socialising usually involving feasting on some sort of comfort food with my friends, I visit networking events and seminars. I enjoy meeting others in the industry and getting involved in current debates or matters that I are close to my heart, in particular air quality and cycling.

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