George Baird is Emeritus Professor of Building Science at the School of Architecture, Victoria University of Wellington. He is awarded the first Life Membership of the Energy Management Association of New Zealand (now CEP) in 2013.

Dr Baird has authored innumerable technical papers over the last half century. Major books include: Energy Performance of Buildings; Building Evaluation Techniques; Architectural Expression of Environmental Control Systems; and most recently Sustainable Buildings in Practice, a worldwide survey of sustainable buildings.

Qualifications: BSc(Eng) MSc PhD Glas, CEng, FEngNZ, FCIBSE, FASA, FIRHACE