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Participant list

Morad Atif ........................................................................................................ 10

Malcolm Bell ..................................................................................................... 10

Pierre Bourrier ................................................................................................... 11

Andre De Herde ................................................................................................ 11

Gennadiy Farenyuk ........................................................................................... 12

Christopher Gorse ............................................................................................. 12

Petr Hajek ......................................................................................................... 13

Seán Harrington ............................................................................................... 13

Hugo Hens ....................................................................................................... 14

Arnold Janssens ................................................................................................ 14

Adrian Joyce ..................................................................................................... 15

James Owen Lewis ............................................................................................ 15

Gian Carlo Magnoli Bocchi ................................................................................ 16

Eduardo Maldonado ......................................................................................... 16

Oliver Novakovic ............................................................................................... 17

Robert Nuij ....................................................................................................... 17

Frank Otto ........................................................................................................ 18

Lorenzo Pagliano .............................................................................................. 18

Aleksander Panek .............................................................................................. 19

Staf Roels .......................................................................................................... 20

Peter Sweatman ................................................................................................. 20

Luk Vandaele .................................................................................................... 21

Peter Wouters .................................................................................................... 21

Mark Zimmerman ............................................................................................. 22

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Morad Atif

Chairman of the Executive Committee of the International Energy

Agency’s Energy Conservation in Buildings and Community Systems

� morad.atif@nrc-cnrc.gc.ca

Dr. Morad Atif is the Director General of the National Research

Council Canada’s Institute for Research in Construction (NRC-

IRC), Canada’s leading organization in construction research and technology and

in development of Model National Building Codes. He was Director of NRC-IRC’s

Indoor Environment Research Program including the Canadian Centre for Housing

Technology. His team’s multi-disciplinary initiatives related to research and innovation

in the built environment have received international awards.

He joined NRC-IRC as a research officer in 1993, after spending two years as a

faculty member at Texas A&M University’s College of Architecture and Department

of Construction Science, where he earned a Ph.D. in Architecture and Construction

Science. He also holds a Masters degree in Architectural Technology from the

University of California.

Dr. Atif chaired the Executive Committee of the International Energy Agency’s (IEA)

Energy Conservation in Buildings and Community Systems, a collaborative research

partnership among 27 countries, over three consecutive terms. He serves on and

chairs many Boards of Directors related to construction industry, such as Continental

Automated Building Association and International Council on Buildings (CIB).

Dr. Atif is the author of more than 80 technical publications and the recipient of

many innovation, leadership and management awards

Malcolm Bell

Emeritus Professor of Surveying and Sustainable Housing School

of Construction and Engineering Leeds Metropolitan University

� m.bell@leedsmet.ac.uk

Prof. Malcolm Bell is Emeritus Professor of Surveying and

Sustainable Housing at Leeds Metropolitan University. Following

retirement from his substantive post at the end of 2010 he continues to work

in the field. He is a building surveyor with over 30 years research experience in

surveying and housing. He has co-authored three books on energy efficient and

low carbon housing, numerous journal and conference publications and a series of

major research reports published by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, and the UK

Government. He has led UK Government and Zero Carbon Hub working groups on

the building regulations and the implementation of zero carbon housing policy. His

work on the performance gap between expected and actual energy performance

in new and renovated housing is exerting a major influence over UK policy on low

and zero carbon buildings. He has served on the policy and research teams for the


uilding regulations reviews of 2002, 2006 and 2010. Currently, he is working on

the review for 2013. His continuing research interests include technical and policy

issues relating to the development of sustainable housing (closing the performance

gap in particular), in both new-build and the existing stock.

Pierre Bourrier

Chairman of Foundation Energy-Building, France

� pierre.bourrier@ponts.org

Pierre Bourrier, civil engineer graduate from Ecole des Ponts et

Chaussees (Paris) is now retired. He has developed his career in

the field of construction, and especially in steel frame buildings.

Pierre Bourrier was acting as Senior Vice President Construction Arcelor, the steel

producer Luxemburg based, in order to increase the connection and industrial

efficiency between industry and downstream users such as architects, structural and

thermal engineers ... He occupied the chair of the European Steel Design Educational

Programme, a joint initiative to disseminate Eurocode amongst construction

communities.

In 2005, Pierre Bourrier has been elected as President of Fondation Batiment Energie,

a state acknowledged foundation for research in the field of energy conservation in

new and refurbished buildings.

André De Herde

Ordinary Professor at the Faculty of Architecture, Architectural

Engineering, Urbanism of the Université catholique de Louvain

� andre.deherde@uclouvain.be

André De Herde is a trained civil engineer architect. Ordinary

Professor at the Faculty of architecture, architectural engineering,

urbanism of the Université catholique de Louvain (Catholic University of Leuven), and

is the Dean of that Faculty. He is in charge of all the teaching related to architecture,

energy, climate and sustainable development; in charge of the research team

Architecture and Climate composed of 26 researchers; mentor of 18 presented

doctorates.

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Gennadiy Farenyuk

Director, State Research Institute of Building Constructions

(DP NDIBK), Ukraine

� farenyuk@ndibk.gov.ua

The author of more than 150 scientific works, he also developed

over 20 legislative documents of the state construction norms and

national standards level. Among them are such documents as state construction

norms on thermal insulation of buildings, requirements to energy saving in

buildings in the view of safety provisions, requirements for design, installation and

maintenance of exterior wall structures with façade thermal insulation, and other.

Currently Dr Farenyuk also heads the Technical Committee 302 ‘Energy Efficiency of

Buildings’ under the Ministry of Regional Development, Construction and Residential

Economy of Ukraine authorized to improve and develop Ukrainian norms on energy

efficiency.

Christopher Gorse

Professor of Construction and Project Management,

Director of the Leeds Sustainability Institute

� c.gorse@leedsmet.ac.uk

Chris Gorse is a Professor at the Leeds Sustainability Institute – Leeds

Metropolitan University. His background is in Engineering and

Project Management; he has undertaken consultancy and research

in domestic, industrial and commercial building and their infrastructure. He holds

a first class degree in Building, Masters in Construction Law and PhD construction

interaction and performance. He is author of best selling construction technology,

refurbishment and management books with over 70 journal and conference

publications to his name.

Currently he is director of the Leeds Sustainability Institute and leads the Low Carbon

Sustainability Research Group CeBE which has amassed the most comprehensive set

of actual building thermal performance data in the UK. Research and publications,

such as The Retrofit Challenge: Delivering Low Carbon Buildings for Low Carbon

Futures and International research with Knauf, related to the thermal performance of

buildings and associated building physics are changing perceptions and expectations

of construction. Chris also sits on committee for the Association for Researchers

in Construction Management, the Chartered Institute of Building Innovation and

Research panel and leads a sub task group for the International Energy Agency,

Annex 58 on whole scale building testing.


Petr Hajek

Professor of Civil Engineering at Czech Technical University, Vice

Dean for Research and Head of Department of Building Structures

� petr.hajek@fsv.cvut.cz

Petr Hajek is Professor of Civil Engineering at Czech Technical

University in Prague, Faculty of Civil Engineering. Currently he is Vice

Dean for Research and Head of Department of Building Structures. He is an expert

in sustainable construction of buildings, complex assessment and rating of building

performance quality, LCA, optimization of concrete structures and use of recycled

materials. P. Hajek developed and lectures MSc course IBD (Integrated Building

Design) focused on Sustainable Building Design and LCA-based assessment of

building performance.

P. Hajek is Czech representative in the CEN TC 350 committee and a head of TNK

149 responsible for implementation of CEN 350 Standards into Czech construction

practice. He is vice chairman of fib (International Federation for Structural Concrete)

Commission 3 – Environmental Aspects in Design and Construction of Concrete

Structures and a head of fib C3 TG C3.7 – Integrated life cycle assessment of

concrete structures. Since 2005 he is a board member of iiSBE – International

Initiative for Sustainable Built Environment and chairman of CSBS iiSBE Czech –

Czech Sustainable Building Society.

Seán Harrington

Seán Harrington Architects, Dublin

� sean.harrington@sha.ie

Seán Harrington is the principal at Seán Harrington Architects, a

design and research-based architectural practice based in Dublin,

with experience and expertise in a wide range of fields from masterplanning,

urban regeneration, community consultation, conservation and sustainability

to the design of places, cities and neighborhoods, buildings, bridges and other urban

interventions. The work of the practice has won many Irish and international awards in

recent years, including the Irish Architect of the Year 2010, RIAI Best Sustainable Building in

Ireland Award 2009 and the Green Good Design Award 2009 from the European Centre

for Architecture, Art, Design and Urban Studies and the Chicago Athenaeum (Museum of

Architecture and Design). Seán’s work has been featured in many architectural exhibitions,

including being chosen to represent Ireland at the Architects Council of Europe 20 th

Anniversary Exhibition on Sustainable Architecture, at the European Parliament building

and the Palais des Beaux Arts in Brussels. Seán has taught at many schools of architecture

and has lectured widely on sustainability, housing and urban design in Ireland, Russia,

Spain, and UK and his architectural work and writings are widely published, including in

Ireland, Switzerland, Germany, China and the UK. Seán is currently an external examiner

for Architecture at D.I.T. and the former vice president of the RIAI.

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Hugo Hens

Professor Emeritus, University of Leuven

� hugo.hens@bwk.kuleuven.be

Engineering studies from 1963-1968.

Structural engineer and site supervisor for a medium large

architectural office, 1968-1972.

PhD-thesis at the Physics Department of the University of Leuven

(KULeuven) on a building physics related subject, 1972-1975.

Lector, teaching building physics, building services and performance based building

design at the University of Leuven, 1975.

Assistant professor, 1976, starting the laboratory of building physics (LBF) in 1977

Full professor 1982, teaching building physics, building services and performance based

building design. Head of LBF. Research and consultancy with main focus on heat, air,

moisture transport, upgrading insulated building assemblies, energy in buildings and IEQ.

(Co)-author of close to 200 papers in peer reviewed journals and conference

proceedings, author of 7 books in Dutch and 3 in English.

Holder of the prestigious Francqui chair at the VUB in 2006.

Fellow ASHRAE in 2007.

Emeritus since 2008, still active as a consulting engineer via BPh_Consult bvba.

Arnold Janssens

Associate Professor Building Physics and Building Construction

Applications at Ghent University

� arnold.janssens@ugent.be

Arnold Janssens is associate professor of building physics and

building construction applications at Ghent University since 1999.

He graduated as a civil engineer-architect (building technology option) at the

K.U.Leuven in 1990. He obtained a doctorate in applied sciences (civil engineering)

in 1998 with a dissertation on ‘Reliable control of internal condensation in lightweight

roof systems: calculation and assessment methods’ (supervisor Prof. H. Hens).

At Ghent University he teaches courses on ‘building physics’,’ building acoustics and

lighting technology’, ‘building services’: heating and ventilation’ and ‘building physics:

special topics’ within the architectural and civil engineering programme. He is scientific

coordinator of the postgraduate programme ‘Energy technology in buildings’ which is

organized every year since 2006. His research interests are the modeling of heat, air

and moisture transfer in buildings, the study of energy performance and indoor climate

of buildings and the energy renovation of existing housing. He is in charge of the

research group building physics, construction and services (BFG) within the department

of architecture and urban planning. Arnold Janssens is IABP and AIVC board member

and ASHRAE member. He was an expert involved in several research projects within the

ECBCS-programme of the International Energy Agency.


Adrian Joyce

Secretary General, EuroACE

� adrian.joyce@euroace.org

Secretary General of EuroACE, the European Alliance of

Companies for Energy Efficiency in Buildings. His role involves

the day-to-day management of the affairs of EuroACE, bringing

support to the working structure, preparing documentation, advising the Members,

the General Assembly and the Board of Directors on issues that affect the energy

efficiency of buildings. This includes monitoring the work of the EU Institutions, with a

view to distilling those aspects that are of importance to the energy efficiency sector

and to the establishment of the market conditions that will encourage, among other

things, a significant increase in energy-related renovations to existing buildings.

He also takes particular responsibility for technical issues including projects and the

management of surveys, studies and reports. He is also the Campaign Director of the

Renovate Europe Campaign, which has been initiated by EuroACE in order to bring

about a threefold increase in renovation rates of existing buildings by 2020 and to

ensure that, by 2050, all existing buildings are at least 80 % more energy efficient

than they were in 2005.

Adrian M Joyce is a professionally qualified architect who, having graduated from

University College Dublin in 1984, spent 17 years in private practice (working

in the UK, France, and Belgium and in his native country, Ireland) before getting

involved full-time in architectural policy. He was, for 18 months commencing in

January 2002, the Practice Director of the Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland

before moving to Brussels to join the staff at the Secretariat of the Architects’ Council

of Europe where he became Director before leaving in July 2011. He also holds

a part-time post teaching Construction Technology at the Catholic University of

Louvain-le-Neuve, Faculty of Architecture, Architectural Engineering and Urbanism –

LOCI. He is also a Board Member of eceee (the European Council for an energy

Efficient Economy) and a Member of the Steering Committee of the European

Coalition for Energy Savings.

James Owen Lewis

Chief Executive Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland

� owen.lewis@seai.ie

Chief Executive of the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland since

January 2009. SEAI is Ireland’s national energy authority, with a

mission to play a leading role in the transformation of Ireland to a

society based on sustainable energy structures, technologies and practices. Qualified

as architect, energy technologist and building services engineer, has practised

professionally in Ireland and Zambia and taught in Ireland, Jordan, the USA, and for

short periods in China and Germany. He co-ordinated many European Commission

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energy research and dissemination activities and has lectured in most EU Member

States. Emeritus Professor of Architectural Science. Owen Lewis was responsible

for Building Technology in the UCD Dublin School of Architecture for many years,

and director of the UCD Energy Research Group. Elected Dean of Engineering and

Architecture UCD in September 2001, and subsequently became Principal of the

UCD College of Engineering, Mathematical and Physical Sciences. Utility company

Bord na Mona Director for Innovation and R&D 2006-’08.

Gian Carlo Magnoli Bocchi

Architect, CEO of M&P, Director of MissionCarbonZero.com

� c.magnoli@missioncarbonzero.com

Gian Carlo Magnoli, CEO of M&P and Director of

MissioinCarbonZero, is a registered professional architect since

1993. His buildings stand in many cities, including Milan and Rome

in Italy; London in UK; Boston and New York in USA, Athens in Greece.

Director of the European Union PRISMA Research Project on Sustainable Built

Environment, Director of Research + Development (R+D) and innovative

Technologies in the KilometroRosso Science and Technology Park building site,

Member of the Main Design Team which designed the Massachussetts Institute

of Technology (MIT) Home of the Future, codirector of MIT Kinetic Design Group,

he serves as a consultant to United Nations (ECLAC) on Sustainable Urban

Development.

He has lectured and taught internationally in Europe, USA, Latin America and Asia

on sustainable, interactive, and kinetic architecture. He has won numerous awards in

architectural ideas competitions.

Eduardo Maldonado

Coordinator of the European Union’s Buildings Concerted Action

for the Transposition of the EPBD, 2005-2015

� ebm@fe.up.pt

PhD in Mechanical Engineering (Energy Efficiency and Indoor Air

Quality) in the USA (1982). Professor of Mechanical Engineering at

the University of Porto, thermal sciences, energy efficiency in buildings and HVAC

systems (1982 - …). Rapporteur of the Portuguese thermal regulations for buildings

(1988 – 2006). Coordinator of the Portuguese National Plan for Energy Efficiency in

Buildings (2001 to 2004). Portuguese representative in IEA’s Energy Conservation in

Buildings and Community Systems (2001 - …). Coordinator of the European Union’s

Buildings Concerted Action (CA-EPBD) for the Transposition of the EPBD, 2005-2015.


Oliver Novakovic

Director for Building Futures at the BRE and Executive Director in

charge of refurbishment across BRE

� novakovico@bre.co.uk

Oliver is Director for Building Futures at the BRE and Executive

Director in charge of refurbishment across BRE. His team of 90

advisors is involved in developing solutions for the low carbon agenda in both

refurbishment and new build. Their clients include private and public organisations

such as, Barratt’s, Audi, H&M, DECC, CLG, M&S, etc. Oliver is a Material Engineer

by profession and has developed obtained patents on a number of products and

processes. He currently sits on a number of Government advisory boards including

the Green Deal and Zero Carbon Homes. He has advised a number of corporates

and medium sized organisations on change management related to carbon and

efficiency. He has also been instrumental in developing collaborations between

Industry and Government to tackle key issues facing the sector, these include

SMARTLIFE (£12m European project), AIMC4 (£6.3m TSB contract), Space (£20m

of site construction/manufacturing project) and Victorian Terrace (£3m challenge to

understand delivery of 80 % carbon). He is regularly asked to be a key note speaker

at National and Industry events.

Robert Nuij

European Commission, Directorate-General for Energy

Policy officer in the unit responsible for energy efficiency

� robert.nuij@ec.europa.eu

Robert Nuij works for the European Commission, Directorate-

General for Energy, as a policy officer in the unit responsible for

energy efficiency. His tasks focus on the implementation of the Energy Performance of

Buildings Directive, which includes work on standardisation, and financial support for

energy efficiency in buildings.

He started his career in the European Commission as a policy officer in the

Directorate-General for Environment where he was involved in the development of

integrated product policy and the European Eco-label. Subsequently, he worked for

the Directorate-General for Health and Consumers in the area of product safety,

where he was responsible for the co-ordination of Member State market surveillance

efforts, toy safety and international co-operation, in particular with China.

Prior to joining the Commission, Mr. Nuij worked as a senior consultant for an

international environmental consultancy with an emphasis on environmental product

policy, eco-design and waste management. Mr. Nuij is a Dutch national and holds a

Master of Science degree in Industrial Design Engineering from the Delft University of

Technology.

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Frank Otto

Chief Executive Officer and founder of

“Ingenieurbüro für Bauphysik’’

� otto@ib-bauphysik.de

1978-1985: Studied Civil Engineering at the University of Essen.

1985-1990: Research projects at University of Kassel with a focus

on measurement of heat transport and moisture transport.

1995: Doctorial, topic of doctoral thesis: The influence of sorption processes on

interior air humidity. The development of characteristic sizes for describing the hygric

behavior of living rooms.

1990-2005: Developed several climate systems und validated theoretical models for

calculating heat and mass transport.

2010: Development of computational models for calculation of energy consumptions

of buildings for further development of DIN 18599.

1990-2005: Worked in the engineering company of Prof. Hauser as CEO for several

years.

2005-2011: Centre for Sustainable Building (ZUB) Association department,

Chief of Research and Consulting.

2011: Foundation of my engineering company ”Ingenieurbüro für Bauphysik”

(Engineering Company for Building Physics) for consulting, research and product

design.

Lorenzo Pagliano

Director of end-use Efficiency Research Group,

eERG Politecnico di Milano

� lorenzo.pagliano@polimi.it

Lorenzo Pagliano is the Director of the end-use Efficiency Research

Group (www.eerg.polimi.it) at Politecnico di Milano, Energy

Department and the Chair of Building Physics at the Faculty of Building Engineering

and Architecture at Politecnico di Milano.

Lorenzo Pagliano teaches a full course on “Building Physics” to students in building

engineering of Politecnico di Milano. Supervisor of PhD Thesis on Building Physics

(eg glazing properties, ground exchangers, passive houses in southern climates,

building design and optimization of low and zero energy buildings).

Lorenzo Pagliano has created in 1996 and leads since then a research group on

building physics and the analysis of energy efficiency technologies and programmes,

economics and policies (end-use Efficiency Research Group, www.eerg.polimi.it) at

the Engineering Faculty of Politecnico di Milano.


Lorenzo Pagliano is Vice-Director and member of the scientific and governing board

of the Master Course on “Renewable energy, end-use energy efficiency, and energy

regional planning of energy demand and supply” (www.ridef.polimi.it) of Politecnico

Milano; Co-Director of the module on end-use energy efficiency.

Since ‘93 Lorenzo Pagliano has participated in, promoted and directed more than

30 projects and studies funded by public (e.g. Regional Governments, National

Ministries, ENEA, European Union) and private bodies (e.g. Electric Companies,

building components manufacturing, control manufacturing) on various aspects of

buildings analysis and simulation, buildings monitoring, comfort surveys and energy

economics and planning, with a special focus on end use efficient technologies and

programmes.

Lorenzo Pagliano was a visiting researcher in 1992-‘93 at the Energy and Analysis

Division of Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory, California, and has published over 60

papers for international and national conferences and journals. He is a member of

the Editorial Board of Energy Efficiency Journal, Springer, a member of the Board of

the European Council for an Energy Efficient Economy (eceee) (www.eceee.org), a

member of the UN Committee “Energy Efficiency 21 Project”, and a member of the

Scientific Committee of the conference Palenc (Passive and Low Energy Cooling of

Buildings).

Aleksander Panek

President of Management Board National Energy Conservation

Agency Professor at Warsaw University of Technology

� apanek@nape.pl

Adjunct Professor Aleksander Panek is an engineer with

specialization on mathematical modeling, thermodynamics and

building physics recently, with over 20 year experience in teaching, research and

consulting within simulation, modeling, building physics and energy auditing.

His major interests encompass building energy simulations, elaboration of

statistical climate data for energy calculation, energy auditing and methodology of

environmental impact assessments for buildings.

Professional assignments: International Initiative for Sustainable Built Environment

(member of Board of Directors), Member of Building Physics Section of Polish

Academy of Sciences, Member of Heating and Ventilation Section of Polish Academy

of Sciences, President of Polish Association of Energy Auditors. Member of Scientific

Committee of Sustainable Building Conferences in Oslo 2002, Tokyo 2005,

Melbourne 2008, Helsinki 2011. Member of CEN TC350 Integrated assessment of

buildings. Chair of PKN Thermal Protection of Buildings, Member of Management

Committee of EC Concerted Action 1&2 of Energy Performance of Buildings Directive.

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Staf Roels

Professor, Head of Building Physics Section, University of Leuven

� staf.roels@bwk.kuleuven.be

Staf Roels is head of the Building Physics Section, University of

Leuven (KU LEUVEN), Belgium. He earned his master title of civil

engineer-architect at the same university in 1990. After gaining

practical experience as civil engineer and architect he returned to the KU LEUVEN

in 1996, where he started working as research fellow. In 2000 he defended his

Ph.D. thesis, entitled “Unsaturated moisture transport in heterogeneous limestone”,

at the Faculty of Applied Sciences of the KU LEUVEN. In 2001 he became parttime

assistant professor, in 2004 full-time associate professor and since 2007 full

professor at the Building Physics Section, KU LEUVEN. He lectures on building

physics, building construction, performance based design and applied building

physics. His research mainly focuses on moisture transport in porous building

materials and the analysis of the hygrothermal behaviour and durability of building

constructions. In his research he often combines refined numerical techniques with

advanced experimental methods. He published more than 150 research papers of

which 45 in international journals. At the moment Staf Roels has a lead task in some

national and international research projects in the area of heat, air and moisture

transfer in building constructions and in the area of integral building performance

assessment.

Peter Sweatman

Chief Executive, Climate Strategy & Partners

� peter@climatestrategy.es

Peter Sweatman is the Chief Executive of Climate Strategy &

Partners (www.climatestrategy.com), a strategic consultant in Clean

Energy, Clean Technology, Energy Efficiency and Climate Change

Strategies. For 5 years directly prior to this Peter was Managing Director responsible

for Iberia and Latin America for Climate Change Capital, one of the world’s leading

specialist fund manager and advisors in the low carbon economy.

Peter holds a Masters degree in Engineering and Management Studies from

Cambridge University. In 1991, he joined JPMorgan in Corporate Finance where he

spent 9 years responsible for client business mainly in debt capital markets for Iberia

and Latin America from London and then New York. In the year 2000, Peter became

a social entrepreneur joining with other ex-bankers to found and run three NGOs:

Charity Technology Trust (www.ctt.org), New Philanthropy Capital and Catalyst

Climate Change Trust.


Peter is a visiting professor at IE University in Madrid, an active member of the

Ashoka Support Network, a member of the JCI Institute for Energy Efficiency global

Expert panel, lecturer at IIT-Comillas university and an advisor to the UK Trade &

Industry in Spain. Peter regularly presents at public forum on the economics, markets

and regulatory matters pertaining to climate change, clean energy and energy

efficiency.

Luk Vandaele

Head of Department Acoustics, Energy and Climate at Belgian

Building Research Institute

� luk.vandaele@bbri.be

Researcher in energy, building physics and indoor climate at

Belgian Building Research Institute since 1988. Coordinated

European projects like PASSYS, COMPASS, PV-HYBRID, IQ-TEST, PASLINK,

DYNASTEE. Involved in energy performance regulation and evaluation, in

performance quality procedures, energy efficiency, renewable energies,

sustainable building.

Head of the research group Energy and Climate at BBRI since 2006.

Peter Wouters

Director for development and valorization at BBRI,

General Manager INIVE EEIG

� peter.wouters@bbri.be

Director for development and valorization at BBRI. Director at

Belgian Union for technical approval in construction. Coordinator

of EU portal on energy efficiency in buildings BUILD UP. Operating agent of Air

Infiltration and Ventilation Centre. Manager TightVent Europe (on building and

ductwork airtightness).

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Mark Zimmerman

Senior researcher; Empa, Swiss National Laboratories

for Materials Science and Technology

� mark.zimmermann@empa.ch

Architect researcher Mark Zimmermann has worked for more

than two decades on the energy research in building sector at

Empa, the Swiss National Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology.

He was Operating Agent of IEA ECBCS Annex 50 “Prefabricated systems for low

energy renovation of residential buildings”, that developed new methods, based

on prefabrication, for energetic renovation of existing building stock. He is known

and respected in the international research scene on energy efficient buildings and

passive houses with numerous positions of trust in various research projects and

organisations. He has published articles and held conference presentations among

others on following topics: passive cooling of buildings, vacuum insulation solutions

in construction, new methods for energetic refurbishments, 2000 Watt Society -

the Swiss vision about sustainable society and its demonstration building Forum

Chriesbach. Mark Zimmermann and his research team have recently developed SELF,

a self sufficient space unit for working and living. It is independent from external

energy and water supply, and it is demonstrating technologies for buildings of the

future.


Participant list

Knauf Insulation

Tony Robson ..................................................................................................... 24

Dominique Bossan ............................................................................................ 24

Bert Declerck ..................................................................................................... 24

Frédéric Delcuve ................................................................................................ 25

David Ducarme ................................................................................................ 25

Vivien Killian ..................................................................................................... 26

Mark Leverton ................................................................................................... 26

Barry Lynham .................................................................................................... 26

Abigail Rowan ................................................................................................... 27

John Sinfield ..................................................................................................... 27

Remco Teulings ................................................................................................. 28

Frans Van Zon ................................................................................................... 28

Joey Viselli ......................................................................................................... 29

Brett Welch ........................................................................................................ 29

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Tony Robson

CEO Knauf Insulation Group

� tony.robson@knaufinsulation.com

Tony Robson has worked with the Knauf Group for more than 20

years. After a degree in Economics at University College London,

he started his professional life in the building materials industry.

Tony held various positions in the industry both in the UK and overseas before he

started his career with Knauf in 1998 as Managing Director of the Knauf Drywall

business in the UK. After having taken over increased levels of responsibility at the

international level within Knauf, he became in 2003 Group CEO of Knauf Insulation

and a member of the Management Board of the Knauf Group. Whilst working for a

global company was not in his career plan, it has given him opportunities to travel

and work outside the UK, something he has enjoyed and which has shaped the

person he is today. He has a passion for his work and the people he works with.

He has a clear vision for Knauf Insulation; to become the world leader in energy

efficient systems for buildings in order that it can radically impact the world’s supply

of energy and create a sustainable legacy for our children.

Dominique Bossan

Managing Director Eastern Europe

� dominique.bossan@knaufinsulation.com

Dominique Bossan has been Managing Director Eastern Europe

for Knauf Insulation since 2005, based in Prague, Czech Republic.

After a few years working in sales at Philips Consumers Electronics

in France, he joined Owens Corning in 1994, and held several operational positions

in the USA, in the Netherlands and in Belgium, such as Commercial Director for the

Benelux and Eastern Europe, and Marketing Director. He was appointed Business

Development Director as the Company was moving from Owens Corning Building

Materials to Knauf Insulation 10 years ago. A graduate from the University of

Economics in Lyon, France, he holds a MBA from the University of Georgia, USA.

A 47 year old French citizen, Dominique is married, and has 3 children.

Bert Declerck

Head of Products and Markets

� bert.declerck@knaufinsulation.com

Since 2011 - Head of Products and Markets at Knauf Insulation.

Driving and delivering relevant and innovative insulation systems as

one of the core pillars of the KI REAL strategy, and strongly establish

KI’s innovation pipeline with a renewed focus on applications rather than materials.


2007-2011: Sales, Marketing and Product Manager Europe at IKO Insulations, part

of the IKO group a worldwide leader in the production of bituminous flat and sloped

roofing materials and Insulation.

2004-2006: Account Manager at Kingspan Unidek part of the Kingspan Group Plc:

Supplier of innovative solutions for a fast and efficient insulated building.

1996-2004: Owner and founder at Menuisier en ébène

Creation and restoration of 18 th stamped furniture; Creation high-end furniture

1992-1998 Self-tuition: Faithful reproduction of the “roll-top desk” made by Jean-

François Oeben.

My project consisted in the faithful reproduction following the original 18 th century

techniques of the roll-top desk of Jean-François Oeben dating from 1760. Both the

original and my reproduction have been exposed in an exhibition at the Museum

Nissim de Camondo in Paris.

Frédéric Delcuve

Head of Building Science

� frederic.delcuve@knaufinsulation.com

After gaining a diploma in Civil Engineering from the University of

Liège in Belgium, Frédéric Delcuve started his professional career in

the Construction industry in 1991. Frederic held various positions in

the Bouygues Construction Group in France. After holding various levels of responsibility

in the Bouygues design offices, he joined the Global Research & Development

organization of the ArcelorMittal Group as a Manager of Steel Construction Research

activities in 2001. This has given him opportunities to develop his knowledge of the

construction market and more specifically the building envelope and building physics.

He joined Knauf Insulation end of 2010 as Head of Building Science in charge of

developping the understanding of real in-situ performance in buildings.

David Ducarme

Group Technical Director

� david.ducarme@knaufinsulation.com

Engineer in applied physics, David Ducarme started his career in

Building Physics, at the Belgian Building Research Institute, with

a specialty in air infiltration, ventilation and indoor air quality.

He joined Knauf Insulation in 1997, where he occupied various positions in process

& product development and business management before heading the technical

department since 2004.

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Vivien Killian

Head of Marketing Communications

� vivien.kilian@knaufinsulation.com

Vivien Kilian is the Head of Marketing Communications for Knauf

Insulation (KI). She looks after the communications internally

and externally to all the stakeholders of KI. One of her main

responsibilities is the looking after the branding of Knauf Insulation and translating

that into clear key messages to all of our target audiences. She holds a MSc degree

in Chemistry and has extensive experience in European Business and Global

Marketing Communications roles.

Mark Leverton

Managing Director Western Europe

� mark.leverton@knaufinsulation.com

A Master in International Strategic Marketing from the European

Business School in Paris (89)

Mark is a polyglot and a well-travelled seasoned business man with a passion for our

mission which aims to provide optimal energy performance solutions for buildings.

Mark Leverton began his career at Parker Pen then Gillette before emigrating to

South America from 1993 to 2001 where he held a variety of positions in Marketing

consultancy, Logistics, Sales and Marketing before fulfilling the role of Commercial

and then Managing Director at Vidrios Lirquén (Float Glass) in Chile. He was then

promoted to the role of President for Pilkington Glass France before taking over as

Managing Director for the South West Europe region.

Mark has more than 15 years’ experience in the Insulation business and currently

heads up since 2006 the Knauf Insulation Group’s Western European region which

includes France, Benelux, Italy, Iberia and the Maghreb.

Barry Lynham

Head of Public Affairs Europe & CIS

� barry.lynham@knaufinsulation.com

Barry Lynham is Head of Public Affairs at Knauf Insulation

where he also has overall responsibility for building science and

sustainability. Before joining Knauf Insulation in 2007, Barry headed

up the Climate and Energy practice area at the Brussels based think tank and

consultancy, The Centre, having previously worked for the US based public affairs

firm, Fleishman-Hilliard. Before working in the private sector, Barry worked for the


European Commission’s Director General for Environment, where he was responsible

for drafting the original legislation on CO 2 labeling for cars. Barry began his career

working for civil society organizations, notably the European Federation for Transport

and Environment and the European Citizens Action Service. Barry studied English

and French law at University.

Abigail Rowan

Public Affairs and Corporate Communications Manager

� abigail.rowan@knaufinsulation.com

Abigail Rowan is Public Affairs and Corporate Communications

Manager at Knauf Insulation. She manages several aspects of

the Public Affairs programme including part of the corporate

sustainability programme, corporate communication and working with the various

trade association working groups. She joined Knauf Insulation in October 2009 and

is located in Brussels. She holds a LLB in Law and French Law.

John Sinfield

Managing Director Northern Europe

� john.sinfield@knaufinsulation.com

John Sinfield is Managing Director of Knauf Insulation. He took up

this position in January 2010, reporting directly to the Group CEO.

John has overall responsibility for the Northern Europe region which

comprises UK, Ireland, Denmark, Finland, Norway & Sweden.

John originally joined Knauf Insulation as Sales Director in April 2006. In his role as

Sales Director he was responsible for the development and implementation of the

region’s commercial strategy and objectives. He led a large sales force with the aim

of improving profitability and increasing market share.

John started his sales career in 1989 with Hepworth Building Products, over the

following decade he worked for Marley Building Materials and Marley Roofing

Products as Area Sales Manager and Business Development Manager respectively.

In early 2000 John joined Thermalite, a division of Marley Building Products, as

their Sales Director. Within this role he had responsibility for all external sales and

technical services. Finally, before joining Knauf Insulation John spent 3 years as

European Sales Director at Hepworth Drainage directing the commercial strategy of

the company’s various product sectors.

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Remco Teulings

Managing Director Central Europe

� remco.teulings@knaufinsulation.com

Remco Teulings is Managing Director of Knauf Insulation. He took

up this position in June 2009, reporting directly to the Group CEO.

Remco holds the overall responsibility for the Central European

region which comprises Germany, Austria, Switzerland and the Northern Balkan

region. In addition, he is responsible for the European OEM and Technical Insulation

business as well as the Global Heradesign Business (suspended ceilings). Remco

originally joined Knauf Insulation as Group Marketing Director Europe & CIS in

February 2007. In his role as Group Marketing Director he was responsible for the

development of the marketing strategy and implementation of this strategy across

the regions. Before joining Knauf Insulation, he was working more than 5 years for

Ansell Healthcare (medical devices) and held different roles such as Director Retail

and General Manager UK and his last role was Marketing Director for Europe,

Middle East and Africa. Before this, he held several commercial leadership positions

(purchasing, operations and business development) across various countries for

Royal Numico a large public company active in infant and clinical nutrition. He

started his career with a family-owned business in the luxury apparel industry (Oilily)

where he was responsible for creating and managing the business unit ‘Accessories’.

Remco is of Dutch nationality, he is married to Caroline and together with their 3

children they live in Munich/Germany.

Frans Van Zon

Marketing Director Europe & CIS

� frans.vanzon@knaufinsulation.com

Frans van Zon is Marketing Director Europe & CIS for Knauf

Insulation. He took up this position in January 2010, reporting

directly to the Group CEO. In his role, Frans is responsible for

development and deployment of marketing strategy in KI, including product &

systems development, marketing communications, public affairs, building physics,

sustainable development and marketing intelligence.

Before starting at Knauf Insulation, Frans built a successful career in consumer

durables, spending 10 years with Bosch Power Tools in Europe and North America,

where he last held the position of Director Global Marketing & Product Development.

After Bosch, he joined TTI Floor Care North America as VP Marketing & Development

on the Hoover and Dirt Devil brands.


Joey Viselli

Vice President, Marketing Knauf Insulation North America

� joey.viselli@knaufinsulation.com

Joey Viselli is responsible for developing, implementing, and

evaluating all aspects of Knauf Insulation North America’s

strategic marketing plans, initiatives, and objectives for all product

lines across the United States and Canada. He provides oversight to marketing

department managers and directors including: Market and Channel Development

Managers, Business Analysis and Pricing, Product and Application Development

Marketing Managers, and the Director of Strategic Marketing and Communications.

A graduate of The University of Alabama, Joey boasts nearly 20 years of sales and

marketing experience across a range of consumer businesses. Joey spent the first 15

years of his career with Procter & Gamble in sales and brand management of several

respected brands, including Pampers, Bounty ® , Charmin ® , Puffs ® , and Tide ® . During

his tenure as the Senior Brand Manager in the global air care products business unit,

he spearheaded the transformation of Febreze ® into the fastest-growing brand in the

P&G Fabric & Home Care business.

Joey joined Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company as the Director of Marketing Services

in 2005. While serving as the “voice of Goodyear” with industry experts and

investors, Joey led a restructuring, turnaround, and expansion of Goodyear’s largest

business unit resulting in three years of record growth for the company.

Brett Welch

Building Analyst Knauf Insulation North America

� brett.welch@us.knaufinsulation.com

Welch’s interest in the efficiency of buildings began during his

studies of Environmental Science and Economics at North Carolina

State University. He went on to work in the design and construction

of residences implementing natural and passive building techniques, including

straw bale and adobe building envelopes, utilizing site harvested and waste stream

materials. Later he worked at Advanced Energy, a non-profit building science

consulting firm, administering a guaranteed utility bill program for low income

households. He is a new member of the KINA team working on a variety of new

initiatives aimed at creating increased efficiencies in the built environment.

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