Keysource Group, the global data centre and critical environment specialists, has appointed a Head of Sustainability as part of its ongoing focus on sustainable solutions across all elements of its services – consulting & design, management and operations.

Maria Papantoni, a chartered engineer, brings with her over a decade of environmental design and engineering experience and qualifications which include CIBSE low carbon; consultant & energy assessor (LCC & LCEA), and BREEAM assessor (BRE).

In her new role Maria will head up Keysource’ new Sustainability Division, made up of industry experts, who will deliver services across the customer asset lifecycle to develop, improve, and implement more sustainable services and solutions, ensuring alignment with the client’s goals and targets.

Keysource’s’ range of sustainability services provide customers with legislative and regulation advice to help navigate a changing landscape, audits, assessments, embodied & operational carbon modelling to measure and benchmark performance, intervention assessments to identify feasible opportunities, renewable solution analysis for robust technical and commercial business cases to delivery sustainability goals and objectives.

Jon Healy, COO at Keysource, said: “Our decision to recruit Maria to head up our new Sustainability Division, highlights the growing demand for sustainability led solutions and services within our sector. The stakes are high as the collective need to deliver to net zero targets intensifies, the regulatory landscape is developing, and organisations are under pressure to reduce carbon and meet sustainability goals, with consumers and investors demanding greater environmental responsibility from businesses. Getting the right advice is absolutely key to success and the appointment of Maria strengths our ability to provide this to our customers.”