Mischa Hewitt is a Sustainability Consultant and Project Manager with a particular interest in affordable low energy buildings. He has MSc Architecture: Advanced Energy & Environment Studies (Distinction) from the Centre of Alternative Technology / University of East London. He is also a Certified Passivhaus Designer, a trained Code for Sustainable Homes Assessor and has completed Brighton Permaculture Trust's Permaculture Design Course. He is the co-author of Earthships: Building a zero carbon future and currently writing a second edition. His latest book is Earthships in Europe. He is a Director of Low Carbon Trust where he project managed the award-winning Earthship Brighton project, a director of Earthwise Construction; a Sussex based green building company and a Trustee of AECB - the Sustainable Building Association. He has organised many environmental events, including the Eco Open Houses weekends in Brighton and several conferences. In his spare time he plays the piano and composes classical music. Last had some free time in 1999!