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<strong>Participant</strong> <strong>list</strong><br />

Morad Atif ........................................................................................................ 10<br />

Malcolm Bell ..................................................................................................... 10<br />

Pierre Bourrier ................................................................................................... 11<br />

Andre De Herde ................................................................................................ 11<br />

Gennadiy Farenyuk ........................................................................................... 12<br />

Christopher Gorse ............................................................................................. 12<br />

Petr Hajek ......................................................................................................... 13<br />

Seán Harrington ............................................................................................... 13<br />

Hugo Hens ....................................................................................................... 14<br />

Arnold Janssens ................................................................................................ 14<br />

Adrian Joyce ..................................................................................................... 15<br />

James Owen Lewis ............................................................................................ 15<br />

Gian Carlo Magnoli Bocchi ................................................................................ 16<br />

Eduardo Maldonado ......................................................................................... 16<br />

Oliver Novakovic ............................................................................................... 17<br />

Robert Nuij ....................................................................................................... 17<br />

Frank Otto ........................................................................................................ 18<br />

Lorenzo Pagliano .............................................................................................. 18<br />

Aleksander Panek .............................................................................................. 19<br />

Staf Roels .......................................................................................................... 20<br />

Peter Sweatman ................................................................................................. 20<br />

Luk Vandaele .................................................................................................... 21<br />

Peter Wouters .................................................................................................... 21<br />

Mark Zimmerman ............................................................................................. 22<br />

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Morad Atif<br />

Chairman of the Executive Committee of the International Energy<br />

Agency’s Energy Conservation in Buildings and Community Systems<br />

� morad.atif@nrc-cnrc.gc.ca<br />

Dr. Morad Atif is the Director General of the National Research<br />

Council Canada’s Institute for Research in Construction (NRC-<br />

IRC), Canada’s leading organization in construction research and technology and<br />

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

Indoor Environment Research Program including the Canadian Centre for Housing<br />

Technology. His team’s multi-disciplinary initiatives related to research and innovation<br />

in the built environment have received international awards.<br />

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

faculty member at Texas A&M University’s College of Architecture and Department<br />

of Construction Science, where he earned a Ph.D. in Architecture and Construction<br />

Science. He also holds a Masters degree in Architectural Technology from the<br />

University of California.<br />

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

Energy Conservation in Buildings and Community Systems, a collaborative research<br />

partnership among 27 countries, over three consecutive terms. He serves on and<br />

chairs many Boards of Directors related to construction industry, such as Continental<br />

Automated Building Association and International Council on Buildings (CIB).<br />

Dr. Atif is the author of more than 80 technical publications and the recipient of<br />

many innovation, leadership and management awards<br />

Malcolm Bell<br />

Emeritus Professor of Surveying and Sustainable Housing School<br />

of Construction and Engineering Leeds Metropolitan University<br />

� m.bell@leedsmet.ac.uk<br />

Prof. Malcolm Bell is Emeritus Professor of Surveying and<br />

Sustainable Housing at Leeds Metropolitan University. Following<br />

retirement from his substantive post at the end of 2010 he continues to work<br />

in the field. He is a building surveyor with over 30 years research experience in<br />

surveying and housing. He has co-authored three books on energy efficient and<br />

low carbon housing, numerous journal and conference publications and a series of<br />

major research reports published by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, and the UK<br />

Government. He has led UK Government and Zero Carbon Hub working groups on<br />

the building regulations and the implementation of zero carbon housing policy. His<br />

work on the performance gap between expected and actual energy performance<br />

in new and renovated housing is exerting a major influence over UK policy on low<br />

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<br />

the review for 2013. His continuing research interests include technical and policy<br />

issues relating to the development of sustainable housing (closing the performance<br />

gap in particular), in both new-build and the existing stock.<br />

Pierre Bourrier<br />

Chairman of Foundation Energy-Building, France<br />

� pierre.bourrier@ponts.org<br />

Pierre Bourrier, civil engineer graduate from Ecole des Ponts et<br />

Chaussees (Paris) is now retired. He has developed his career in<br />

the field of construction, and especially in steel frame buildings.<br />

Pierre Bourrier was acting as Senior Vice President Construction Arcelor, the steel<br />

producer Luxemburg based, in order to increase the connection and industrial<br />

efficiency between industry and downstream users such as architects, structural and<br />

thermal engineers ... He occupied the chair of the European Steel Design Educational<br />

Programme, a joint initiative to disseminate Eurocode amongst construction<br />

<strong>com</strong>munities.<br />

In 2005, Pierre Bourrier has been elected as President of Fondation Batiment Energie,<br />

a state acknowledged foundation for research in the field of energy conservation in<br />

new and refurbished buildings.<br />

André De Herde<br />

Ordinary Professor at the Faculty of Architecture, Architectural<br />

Engineering, Urbanism of the Université catholique de Louvain<br />

� andre.deherde@uclouvain.be<br />

André De Herde is a trained civil engineer architect. Ordinary<br />

Professor at the Faculty of architecture, architectural engineering,<br />

urbanism of the Université catholique de Louvain (Catholic University of Leuven), and<br />

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

energy, climate and sustainable development; in charge of the research team<br />

Architecture and Climate <strong>com</strong>posed of 26 researchers; mentor of 18 presented<br />

doctorates.<br />

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Gennadiy Farenyuk<br />

Director, State Research Institute of Building Constructions<br />

(DP NDIBK), Ukraine<br />

� farenyuk@ndibk.gov.ua<br />

The author of more than 150 scientific works, he also developed<br />

over 20 legislative documents of the state construction norms and<br />

national standards level. Among them are such documents as state construction<br />

norms on thermal insulation of buildings, requirements to energy saving in<br />

buildings in the view of safety provisions, requirements for design, installation and<br />

maintenance of exterior wall structures with façade thermal insulation, and other.<br />

Currently Dr Farenyuk also heads the Technical Committee 302 ‘Energy Efficiency of<br />

Buildings’ under the Ministry of Regional Development, Construction and Residential<br />

Economy of Ukraine authorized to improve and develop Ukrainian norms on energy<br />

efficiency.<br />

Christopher Gorse<br />

Professor of Construction and Project Management,<br />

Director of the Leeds Sustainability Institute<br />

� c.gorse@leedsmet.ac.uk<br />

Chris Gorse is a Professor at the Leeds Sustainability Institute – Leeds<br />

Metropolitan University. His background is in Engineering and<br />

Project Management; he has undertaken consultancy and research<br />

in domestic, industrial and <strong>com</strong>mercial building and their infrastructure. He holds<br />

a first class degree in Building, Masters in Construction Law and PhD construction<br />

interaction and performance. He is author of best selling construction technology,<br />

refurbishment and management books with over 70 journal and conference<br />

publications to his name.<br />

Currently he is director of the Leeds Sustainability Institute and leads the Low Carbon<br />

Sustainability Research Group CeBE which has amassed the most <strong>com</strong>prehensive set<br />

of actual building thermal performance data in the UK. Research and publications,<br />

such as The Retrofit Challenge: Delivering Low Carbon Buildings for Low Carbon<br />

Futures and International research with <strong>Knauf</strong>, related to the thermal performance of<br />

buildings and associated building physics are changing perceptions and expectations<br />

of construction. Chris also sits on <strong>com</strong>mittee for the Association for Researchers<br />

in Construction Management, the Chartered Institute of Building Innovation and<br />

Research panel and leads a sub task group for the International Energy Agency,<br />

Annex 58 on whole scale building testing.


Petr Hajek<br />

Professor of Civil Engineering at Czech Technical University, Vice<br />

Dean for Research and Head of Department of Building Structures<br />

� petr.hajek@fsv.cvut.cz<br />

Petr Hajek is Professor of Civil Engineering at Czech Technical<br />

University in Prague, Faculty of Civil Engineering. Currently he is Vice<br />

Dean for Research and Head of Department of Building Structures. He is an expert<br />

in sustainable construction of buildings, <strong>com</strong>plex assessment and rating of building<br />

performance quality, LCA, optimization of concrete structures and use of recycled<br />

materials. P. Hajek developed and lectures MSc course IBD (Integrated Building<br />

Design) focused on Sustainable Building Design and LCA-based assessment of<br />

building performance.<br />

P. Hajek is Czech representative in the CEN TC 350 <strong>com</strong>mittee and a head of TNK<br />

149 responsible for implementation of CEN 350 Standards into Czech construction<br />

practice. He is vice chairman of fib (International Federation for Structural Concrete)<br />

Commission 3 – Environmental Aspects in Design and Construction of Concrete<br />

Structures and a head of fib C3 TG C3.7 – Integrated life cycle assessment of<br />

concrete structures. Since 2005 he is a board member of iiSBE – International<br />

Initiative for Sustainable Built Environment and chairman of CSBS iiSBE Czech –<br />

Czech Sustainable Building Society.<br />

Seán Harrington<br />

Seán Harrington Architects, Dublin<br />

� sean.harrington@sha.ie<br />

Seán Harrington is the principal at Seán Harrington Architects, a<br />

design and research-based architectural practice based in Dublin,<br />

with experience and expertise in a wide range of fields from masterplanning,<br />

urban regeneration, <strong>com</strong>munity consultation, conservation and sustainability<br />

to the design of places, cities and neighborhoods, buildings, bridges and other urban<br />

interventions. The work of the practice has won many Irish and international awards in<br />

recent years, including the Irish Architect of the Year 2010, RIAI Best Sustainable Building in<br />

Ireland Award 2009 and the Green Good Design Award 2009 from the European Centre<br />

for Architecture, Art, Design and Urban Studies and the Chicago Athenaeum (Museum of<br />

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

including being chosen to represent Ireland at the Architects Council of Europe 20 th<br />

Anniversary Exhibition on Sustainable Architecture, at the European Parliament building<br />

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

and has lectured widely on sustainability, housing and urban design in Ireland, Russia,<br />

Spain, and UK and his architectural work and writings are widely published, including in<br />

Ireland, Switzerland, Germany, China and the UK. Seán is currently an external examiner<br />

for Architecture at D.I.T. and the former vice president of the RIAI.<br />

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Hugo Hens<br />

Professor Emeritus, University of Leuven<br />

� hugo.hens@bwk.kuleuven.be<br />

Engineering studies from 1963-1968.<br />

Structural engineer and site supervisor for a medium large<br />

architectural office, 1968-1972.<br />

PhD-thesis at the Physics Department of the University of Leuven<br />

(KULeuven) on a building physics related subject, 1972-1975.<br />

Lector, teaching building physics, building services and performance based building<br />

design at the University of Leuven, 1975.<br />

Assistant professor, 1976, starting the laboratory of building physics (LBF) in 1977<br />

Full professor 1982, teaching building physics, building services and performance based<br />

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

moisture transport, upgrading insulated building assemblies, energy in buildings and IEQ.<br />

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

proceedings, author of 7 books in Dutch and 3 in English.<br />

Holder of the prestigious Francqui chair at the VUB in 2006.<br />

Fellow ASHRAE in 2007.<br />

Emeritus since 2008, still active as a consulting engineer via BPh_Consult bvba.<br />

Arnold Janssens<br />

Associate Professor Building Physics and Building Construction<br />

Applications at Ghent University<br />

� arnold.janssens@ugent.be<br />

Arnold Janssens is associate professor of building physics and<br />

building construction applications at Ghent University since 1999.<br />

He graduated as a civil engineer-architect (building technology option) at the<br />

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

in 1998 with a dissertation on ‘Reliable control of internal condensation in lightweight<br />

roof systems: calculation and assessment methods’ (supervisor Prof. H. Hens).<br />

At Ghent University he teaches courses on ‘building physics’,’ building acoustics and<br />

lighting technology’, ‘building services’: heating and ventilation’ and ‘building physics:<br />

special topics’ within the architectural and civil engineering programme. He is scientific<br />

coordinator of the postgraduate programme ‘Energy technology in buildings’ which is<br />

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

and moisture transfer in buildings, the study of energy performance and indoor climate<br />

of buildings and the energy renovation of existing housing. He is in charge of the<br />

research group building physics, construction and services (BFG) within the department<br />

of architecture and urban planning. Arnold Janssens is IABP and AIVC board member<br />

and ASHRAE member. He was an expert involved in several research projects within the<br />

ECBCS-programme of the International Energy Agency.


Adrian Joyce<br />

Secretary General, EuroACE<br />

� adrian.joyce@euroace.org<br />

Secretary General of EuroACE, the European Alliance of<br />

Companies for Energy Efficiency in Buildings. His role involves<br />

the day-to-day management of the affairs of EuroACE, bringing<br />

support to the working structure, preparing documentation, advising the Members,<br />

the General Assembly and the Board of Directors on issues that affect the energy<br />

efficiency of buildings. This includes monitoring the work of the EU Institutions, with a<br />

view to distilling those aspects that are of importance to the energy efficiency sector<br />

and to the establishment of the market conditions that will encourage, among other<br />

things, a significant increase in energy-related renovations to existing buildings.<br />

He also takes particular responsibility for technical issues including projects and the<br />

management of surveys, studies and reports. He is also the Campaign Director of the<br />

Renovate Europe Campaign, which has been initiated by EuroACE in order to bring<br />

about a threefold increase in renovation rates of existing buildings by 2020 and to<br />

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

than they were in 2005.<br />

Adrian M Joyce is a professionally qualified architect who, having graduated from<br />

University College Dublin in 1984, spent 17 years in private practice (working<br />

in the UK, France, and Belgium and in his native country, Ireland) before getting<br />

involved full-time in architectural policy. He was, for 18 months <strong>com</strong>mencing in<br />

January 2002, the Practice Director of the Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland<br />

before moving to Brussels to join the staff at the Secretariat of the Architects’ Council<br />

of Europe where he became Director before leaving in July 2011. He also holds<br />

a part-time post teaching Construction Technology at the Catholic University of<br />

Louvain-le-Neuve, Faculty of Architecture, Architectural Engineering and Urbanism –<br />

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

Efficient Economy) and a Member of the Steering Committee of the European<br />

Coalition for Energy Savings.<br />

James Owen Lewis<br />

Chief Executive Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland<br />

� owen.lewis@seai.ie<br />

Chief Executive of the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland since<br />

January 2009. SEAI is Ireland’s national energy authority, with a<br />

mission to play a leading role in the transformation of Ireland to a<br />

society based on sustainable energy structures, technologies and practices. Qualified<br />

as architect, energy technologist and building services engineer, has practised<br />

professionally in Ireland and Zambia and taught in Ireland, Jordan, the USA, and for<br />

short periods in China and Germany. He co-ordinated many European Commission<br />

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energy research and dissemination activities and has lectured in most EU Member<br />

States. Emeritus Professor of Architectural Science. Owen Lewis was responsible<br />

for Building Technology in the UCD Dublin School of Architecture for many years,<br />

and director of the UCD Energy Research Group. Elected Dean of Engineering and<br />

Architecture UCD in September 2001, and subsequently became Principal of the<br />

UCD College of Engineering, Mathematical and Physical Sciences. Utility <strong>com</strong>pany<br />

Bord na Mona Director for Innovation and R&D 2006-’08.<br />

Gian Carlo Magnoli Bocchi<br />

Architect, CEO of M&P, Director of MissionCarbonZero.<strong>com</strong><br />

� c.magnoli@missioncarbonzero.<strong>com</strong><br />

Gian Carlo Magnoli, CEO of M&P and Director of<br />

MissioinCarbonZero, is a registered professional architect since<br />

1993. His buildings stand in many cities, including Milan and Rome<br />

in Italy; London in UK; Boston and New York in USA, Athens in Greece.<br />

Director of the European Union PRISMA Research Project on Sustainable Built<br />

Environment, Director of Research + Development (R+D) and innovative<br />

Technologies in the KilometroRosso Science and Technology Park building site,<br />

Member of the Main Design Team which designed the Massachussetts Institute<br />

of Technology (MIT) Home of the Future, codirector of MIT Kinetic Design Group,<br />

he serves as a consultant to United Nations (ECLAC) on Sustainable Urban<br />

Development.<br />

He has lectured and taught internationally in Europe, USA, Latin America and Asia<br />

on sustainable, interactive, and kinetic architecture. He has won numerous awards in<br />

architectural ideas <strong>com</strong>petitions.<br />

Eduardo Maldonado<br />

Coordinator of the European Union’s Buildings Concerted Action<br />

for the Transposition of the EPBD, 2005-2015<br />

� ebm@fe.up.pt<br />

PhD in Mechanical Engineering (Energy Efficiency and Indoor Air<br />

Quality) in the USA (1982). Professor of Mechanical Engineering at<br />

the University of Porto, thermal sciences, energy efficiency in buildings and HVAC<br />

systems (1982 - …). Rapporteur of the Portuguese thermal regulations for buildings<br />

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

Buildings (2001 to 2004). Portuguese representative in IEA’s Energy Conservation in<br />

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

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


Oliver Novakovic<br />

Director for Building Futures at the BRE and Executive Director in<br />

charge of refurbishment across BRE<br />

� novakovico@bre.co.uk<br />

Oliver is Director for Building Futures at the BRE and Executive<br />

Director in charge of refurbishment across BRE. His team of 90<br />

advisors is involved in developing solutions for the low carbon agenda in both<br />

refurbishment and new build. Their clients include private and public organisations<br />

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

by profession and has developed obtained patents on a number of products and<br />

processes. He currently sits on a number of Government advisory boards including<br />

the Green Deal and Zero Carbon Homes. He has advised a number of corporates<br />

and medium sized organisations on change management related to carbon and<br />

efficiency. He has also been instrumental in developing collaborations between<br />

Industry and Government to tackle key issues facing the sector, these include<br />

SMARTLIFE (£12m European project), AIMC4 (£6.3m TSB contract), Space (£20m<br />

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

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

at National and Industry events.<br />

Robert Nuij<br />

European Commission, Directorate-General for Energy<br />

Policy officer in the unit responsible for energy efficiency<br />

� robert.nuij@ec.europa.eu<br />

Robert Nuij works for the European Commission, Directorate-<br />

General for Energy, as a policy officer in the unit responsible for<br />

energy efficiency. His tasks focus on the implementation of the Energy Performance of<br />

Buildings Directive, which includes work on standardisation, and financial support for<br />

energy efficiency in buildings.<br />

He started his career in the European Commission as a policy officer in the<br />

Directorate-General for Environment where he was involved in the development of<br />

integrated product policy and the European Eco-label. Subsequently, he worked for<br />

the Directorate-General for Health and Consumers in the area of product safety,<br />

where he was responsible for the co-ordination of Member State market surveillance<br />

efforts, toy safety and international co-operation, in particular with China.<br />

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

international environmental consultancy with an emphasis on environmental product<br />

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

Master of Science degree in Industrial Design Engineering from the Delft University of<br />

Technology.<br />

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Frank Otto<br />

Chief Executive Officer and founder of<br />

“Ingenieurbüro für Bauphysik’’<br />

� otto@ib-bauphysik.de<br />

1978-1985: Studied Civil Engineering at the University of Essen.<br />

1985-1990: Research projects at University of Kassel with a focus<br />

on measurement of heat transport and moisture transport.<br />

1995: Doctorial, topic of doctoral thesis: The influence of sorption processes on<br />

interior air humidity. The development of characteristic sizes for describing the hygric<br />

behavior of living rooms.<br />

1990-2005: Developed several climate systems und validated theoretical models for<br />

calculating heat and mass transport.<br />

2010: Development of <strong>com</strong>putational models for calculation of energy consumptions<br />

of buildings for further development of DIN 18599.<br />

1990-2005: Worked in the engineering <strong>com</strong>pany of Prof. Hauser as CEO for several<br />

years.<br />

2005-2011: Centre for Sustainable Building (ZUB) Association department,<br />

Chief of Research and Consulting.<br />

2011: Foundation of my engineering <strong>com</strong>pany ”Ingenieurbüro für Bauphysik”<br />

(Engineering Company for Building Physics) for consulting, research and product<br />

design.<br />

Lorenzo Pagliano<br />

Director of end-use Efficiency Research Group,<br />

eERG Politecnico di Milano<br />

� lorenzo.pagliano@polimi.it<br />

Lorenzo Pagliano is the Director of the end-use Efficiency Research<br />

Group (www.eerg.polimi.it) at Politecnico di Milano, Energy<br />

Department and the Chair of Building Physics at the Faculty of Building Engineering<br />

and Architecture at Politecnico di Milano.<br />

Lorenzo Pagliano teaches a full course on “Building Physics” to students in building<br />

engineering of Politecnico di Milano. Supervisor of PhD Thesis on Building Physics<br />

(eg glazing properties, ground exchangers, passive houses in southern climates,<br />

building design and optimization of low and zero energy buildings).<br />

Lorenzo Pagliano has created in 1996 and leads since then a research group on<br />

building physics and the analysis of energy efficiency technologies and programmes,<br />

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

the Engineering Faculty of Politecnico di Milano.


Lorenzo Pagliano is Vice-Director and member of the scientific and governing board<br />

of the Master Course on “Renewable energy, end-use energy efficiency, and energy<br />

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

Milano; Co-Director of the module on end-use energy efficiency.<br />

Since ‘93 Lorenzo Pagliano has participated in, promoted and directed more than<br />

30 projects and studies funded by public (e.g. Regional Governments, National<br />

Ministries, ENEA, European Union) and private bodies (e.g. Electric Companies,<br />

building <strong>com</strong>ponents manufacturing, control manufacturing) on various aspects of<br />

buildings analysis and simulation, buildings monitoring, <strong>com</strong>fort surveys and energy<br />

economics and planning, with a special focus on end use efficient technologies and<br />

programmes.<br />

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

Division of Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory, California, and has published over 60<br />

papers for international and national conferences and journals. He is a member of<br />

the Editorial Board of Energy Efficiency Journal, Springer, a member of the Board of<br />

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

member of the UN Committee “Energy Efficiency 21 Project”, and a member of the<br />

Scientific Committee of the conference Palenc (Passive and Low Energy Cooling of<br />

Buildings).<br />

Aleksander Panek<br />

President of Management Board National Energy Conservation<br />

Agency Professor at Warsaw University of Technology<br />

� apanek@nape.pl<br />

Adjunct Professor Aleksander Panek is an engineer with<br />

specialization on mathematical modeling, thermodynamics and<br />

building physics recently, with over 20 year experience in teaching, research and<br />

consulting within simulation, modeling, building physics and energy auditing.<br />

His major interests en<strong>com</strong>pass building energy simulations, elaboration of<br />

statistical climate data for energy calculation, energy auditing and methodology of<br />

environmental impact assessments for buildings.<br />

Professional assignments: International Initiative for Sustainable Built Environment<br />

(member of Board of Directors), Member of Building Physics Section of Polish<br />

Academy of Sciences, Member of Heating and Ventilation Section of Polish Academy<br />

of Sciences, President of Polish Association of Energy Auditors. Member of Scientific<br />

Committee of Sustainable Building Conferences in Oslo 2002, Tokyo 2005,<br />

Melbourne 2008, Helsinki 2011. Member of CEN TC350 Integrated assessment of<br />

buildings. Chair of PKN Thermal Protection of Buildings, Member of Management<br />

Committee of EC Concerted Action 1&2 of Energy Performance of Buildings Directive.<br />

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Staf Roels<br />

Professor, Head of Building Physics Section, University of Leuven<br />

� staf.roels@bwk.kuleuven.be<br />

Staf Roels is head of the Building Physics Section, University of<br />

Leuven (KU LEUVEN), Belgium. He earned his master title of civil<br />

engineer-architect at the same university in 1990. After gaining<br />

practical experience as civil engineer and architect he returned to the KU LEUVEN<br />

in 1996, where he started working as research fellow. In 2000 he defended his<br />

Ph.D. thesis, entitled “Unsaturated moisture transport in heterogeneous limestone”,<br />

at the Faculty of Applied Sciences of the KU LEUVEN. In 2001 he became parttime<br />

assistant professor, in 2004 full-time associate professor and since 2007 full<br />

professor at the Building Physics Section, KU LEUVEN. He lectures on building<br />

physics, building construction, performance based design and applied building<br />

physics. His research mainly focuses on moisture transport in porous building<br />

materials and the analysis of the hygrothermal behaviour and durability of building<br />

constructions. In his research he often <strong>com</strong>bines refined numerical techniques with<br />

advanced experimental methods. He published more than 150 research papers of<br />

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

national and international research projects in the area of heat, air and moisture<br />

transfer in building constructions and in the area of integral building performance<br />

assessment.<br />

Peter Sweatman<br />

Chief Executive, Climate Strategy & Partners<br />

� peter@climatestrategy.es<br />

Peter Sweatman is the Chief Executive of Climate Strategy &<br />

Partners (www.climatestrategy.<strong>com</strong>), a strategic consultant in Clean<br />

Energy, Clean Technology, Energy Efficiency and Climate Change<br />

Strategies. For 5 years directly prior to this Peter was Managing Director responsible<br />

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

specia<strong>list</strong> fund manager and advisors in the low carbon economy.<br />

Peter holds a Masters degree in Engineering and Management Studies from<br />

Cambridge University. In 1991, he joined JPMorgan in Corporate Finance where he<br />

spent 9 years responsible for client business mainly in debt capital markets for Iberia<br />

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

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

Charity Technology Trust (www.ctt.org), New Philanthropy Capital and Catalyst<br />

Climate Change Trust.


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

Ashoka Support Network, a member of the JCI Institute for Energy Efficiency global<br />

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

Industry in Spain. Peter regularly presents at public forum on the economics, markets<br />

and regulatory matters pertaining to climate change, clean energy and energy<br />

efficiency.<br />

Luk Vandaele<br />

Head of Department Acoustics, Energy and Climate at Belgian<br />

Building Research Institute<br />

� luk.vandaele@bbri.be<br />

Researcher in energy, building physics and indoor climate at<br />

Belgian Building Research Institute since 1988. Coordinated<br />

European projects like PASSYS, COMPASS, PV-HYBRID, IQ-TEST, PASLINK,<br />

DYNASTEE. Involved in energy performance regulation and evaluation, in<br />

performance quality procedures, energy efficiency, renewable energies,<br />

sustainable building.<br />

Head of the research group Energy and Climate at BBRI since 2006.<br />

Peter Wouters<br />

Director for development and valorization at BBRI,<br />

General Manager INIVE EEIG<br />

� peter.wouters@bbri.be<br />

Director for development and valorization at BBRI. Director at<br />

Belgian Union for technical approval in construction. Coordinator<br />

of EU portal on energy efficiency in buildings BUILD UP. Operating agent of Air<br />

Infiltration and Ventilation Centre. Manager TightVent Europe (on building and<br />

ductwork airtightness).<br />

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Mark Zimmerman<br />

Senior researcher; Empa, Swiss National Laboratories<br />

for Materials Science and Technology<br />

� mark.zimmermann@empa.ch<br />

Architect researcher Mark Zimmermann has worked for more<br />

than two decades on the energy research in building sector at<br />

Empa, the Swiss National Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology.<br />

He was Operating Agent of IEA ECBCS Annex 50 “Prefabricated systems for low<br />

energy renovation of residential buildings”, that developed new methods, based<br />

on prefabrication, for energetic renovation of existing building stock. He is known<br />

and respected in the international research scene on energy efficient buildings and<br />

passive houses with numerous positions of trust in various research projects and<br />

organisations. He has published articles and held conference presentations among<br />

others on following topics: passive cooling of buildings, vacuum insulation solutions<br />

in construction, new methods for energetic refurbishments, 2000 Watt Society -<br />

the Swiss vision about sustainable society and its demonstration building Forum<br />

Chriesbach. Mark Zimmermann and his research team have recently developed SELF,<br />

a self sufficient space unit for working and living. It is independent from external<br />

energy and water supply, and it is demonstrating technologies for buildings of the<br />

future.


<strong>Participant</strong> <strong>list</strong><br />

<strong>Knauf</strong> <strong>Insulation</strong><br />

Tony Robson ..................................................................................................... 24<br />

Dominique Bossan ............................................................................................ 24<br />

Bert Declerck ..................................................................................................... 24<br />

Frédéric Delcuve ................................................................................................ 25<br />

David Ducarme ................................................................................................ 25<br />

Vivien Killian ..................................................................................................... 26<br />

Mark Leverton ................................................................................................... 26<br />

Barry Lynham .................................................................................................... 26<br />

Abigail Rowan ................................................................................................... 27<br />

John Sinfield ..................................................................................................... 27<br />

Remco Teulings ................................................................................................. 28<br />

Frans Van Zon ................................................................................................... 28<br />

Joey Viselli ......................................................................................................... 29<br />

Brett Welch ........................................................................................................ 29<br />

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Tony Robson<br />

CEO <strong>Knauf</strong> <strong>Insulation</strong> Group<br />

� tony.robson@knaufinsulation.<strong>com</strong><br />

Tony Robson has worked with the <strong>Knauf</strong> Group for more than 20<br />

years. After a degree in Economics at University College London,<br />

he started his professional life in the building materials industry.<br />

Tony held various positions in the industry both in the UK and overseas before he<br />

started his career with <strong>Knauf</strong> in 1998 as Managing Director of the <strong>Knauf</strong> Drywall<br />

business in the UK. After having taken over increased levels of responsibility at the<br />

international level within <strong>Knauf</strong>, he became in 2003 Group CEO of <strong>Knauf</strong> <strong>Insulation</strong><br />

and a member of the Management Board of the <strong>Knauf</strong> Group. Whilst working for a<br />

global <strong>com</strong>pany was not in his career plan, it has given him opportunities to travel<br />

and work outside the UK, something he has enjoyed and which has shaped the<br />

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

He has a clear vision for <strong>Knauf</strong> <strong>Insulation</strong>; to be<strong>com</strong>e the world leader in energy<br />

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

of energy and create a sustainable legacy for our children.<br />

Dominique Bossan<br />

Managing Director Eastern Europe<br />

� dominique.bossan@knaufinsulation.<strong>com</strong><br />

Dominique Bossan has been Managing Director Eastern Europe<br />

for <strong>Knauf</strong> <strong>Insulation</strong> since 2005, based in Prague, Czech Republic.<br />

After a few years working in sales at Philips Consumers Electronics<br />

in France, he joined Owens Corning in 1994, and held several operational positions<br />

in the USA, in the Netherlands and in Belgium, such as Commercial Director for the<br />

Benelux and Eastern Europe, and Marketing Director. He was appointed Business<br />

Development Director as the Company was moving from Owens Corning Building<br />

Materials to <strong>Knauf</strong> <strong>Insulation</strong> 10 years ago. A graduate from the University of<br />

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

A 47 year old French citizen, Dominique is married, and has 3 children.<br />

Bert Declerck<br />

Head of Products and Markets<br />

� bert.declerck@knaufinsulation.<strong>com</strong><br />

Since 2011 - Head of Products and Markets at <strong>Knauf</strong> <strong>Insulation</strong>.<br />

Driving and delivering relevant and innovative insulation systems as<br />

one of the core pillars of the KI REAL strategy, and strongly establish<br />

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


2007-2011: Sales, Marketing and Product Manager Europe at IKO <strong>Insulation</strong>s, part<br />

of the IKO group a worldwide leader in the production of bituminous flat and sloped<br />

roofing materials and <strong>Insulation</strong>.<br />

2004-2006: Account Manager at Kingspan Unidek part of the Kingspan Group Plc:<br />

Supplier of innovative solutions for a fast and efficient insulated building.<br />

1996-2004: Owner and founder at Menuisier en ébène<br />

Creation and restoration of 18 th stamped furniture; Creation high-end furniture<br />

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

François Oeben.<br />

My project consisted in the faithful reproduction following the original 18 th century<br />

techniques of the roll-top desk of Jean-François Oeben dating from 1760. Both the<br />

original and my reproduction have been exposed in an exhibition at the Museum<br />

Nissim de Camondo in Paris.<br />

Frédéric Delcuve<br />

Head of Building Science<br />

� frederic.delcuve@knaufinsulation.<strong>com</strong><br />

After gaining a diploma in Civil Engineering from the University of<br />

Liège in Belgium, Frédéric Delcuve started his professional career in<br />

the Construction industry in 1991. Frederic held various positions in<br />

the Bouygues Construction Group in France. After holding various levels of responsibility<br />

in the Bouygues design offices, he joined the Global Research & Development<br />

organization of the ArcelorMittal Group as a Manager of Steel Construction Research<br />

activities in 2001. This has given him opportunities to develop his knowledge of the<br />

construction market and more specifically the building envelope and building physics.<br />

He joined <strong>Knauf</strong> <strong>Insulation</strong> end of 2010 as Head of Building Science in charge of<br />

developping the understanding of real in-situ performance in buildings.<br />

David Ducarme<br />

Group Technical Director<br />

� david.ducarme@knaufinsulation.<strong>com</strong><br />

Engineer in applied physics, David Ducarme started his career in<br />

Building Physics, at the Belgian Building Research Institute, with<br />

a specialty in air infiltration, ventilation and indoor air quality.<br />

He joined <strong>Knauf</strong> <strong>Insulation</strong> in 1997, where he occupied various positions in process<br />

& product development and business management before heading the technical<br />

department since 2004.<br />

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Vivien Killian<br />

Head of Marketing Communications<br />

� vivien.kilian@knaufinsulation.<strong>com</strong><br />

Vivien Kilian is the Head of Marketing Communications for <strong>Knauf</strong><br />

<strong>Insulation</strong> (KI). She looks after the <strong>com</strong>munications internally<br />

and externally to all the stakeholders of KI. One of her main<br />

responsibilities is the looking after the branding of <strong>Knauf</strong> <strong>Insulation</strong> and translating<br />

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

in Chemistry and has extensive experience in European Business and Global<br />

Marketing Communications roles.<br />

Mark Leverton<br />

Managing Director Western Europe<br />

� mark.leverton@knaufinsulation.<strong>com</strong><br />

A Master in International Strategic Marketing from the European<br />

Business School in Paris (89)<br />

Mark is a polyglot and a well-travelled seasoned business man with a passion for our<br />

mission which aims to provide optimal energy performance solutions for buildings.<br />

Mark Leverton began his career at Parker Pen then Gillette before emigrating to<br />

South America from 1993 to 2001 where he held a variety of positions in Marketing<br />

consultancy, Logistics, Sales and Marketing before fulfilling the role of Commercial<br />

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

promoted to the role of President for Pilkington Glass France before taking over as<br />

Managing Director for the South West Europe region.<br />

Mark has more than 15 years’ experience in the <strong>Insulation</strong> business and currently<br />

heads up since 2006 the <strong>Knauf</strong> <strong>Insulation</strong> Group’s Western European region which<br />

includes France, Benelux, Italy, Iberia and the Maghreb.<br />

Barry Lynham<br />

Head of Public Affairs Europe & CIS<br />

� barry.lynham@knaufinsulation.<strong>com</strong><br />

Barry Lynham is Head of Public Affairs at <strong>Knauf</strong> <strong>Insulation</strong><br />

where he also has overall responsibility for building science and<br />

sustainability. Before joining <strong>Knauf</strong> <strong>Insulation</strong> in 2007, Barry headed<br />

up the Climate and Energy practice area at the Brussels based think tank and<br />

consultancy, The Centre, having previously worked for the US based public affairs<br />

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


European Commission’s Director General for Environment, where he was responsible<br />

for drafting the original legislation on CO 2 labeling for cars. Barry began his career<br />

working for civil society organizations, notably the European Federation for Transport<br />

and Environment and the European Citizens Action Service. Barry studied English<br />

and French law at University.<br />

Abigail Rowan<br />

Public Affairs and Corporate Communications Manager<br />

� abigail.rowan@knaufinsulation.<strong>com</strong><br />

Abigail Rowan is Public Affairs and Corporate Communications<br />

Manager at <strong>Knauf</strong> <strong>Insulation</strong>. She manages several aspects of<br />

the Public Affairs programme including part of the corporate<br />

sustainability programme, corporate <strong>com</strong>munication and working with the various<br />

trade association working groups. She joined <strong>Knauf</strong> <strong>Insulation</strong> in October 2009 and<br />

is located in Brussels. She holds a LLB in Law and French Law.<br />

John Sinfield<br />

Managing Director Northern Europe<br />

� john.sinfield@knaufinsulation.<strong>com</strong><br />

John Sinfield is Managing Director of <strong>Knauf</strong> <strong>Insulation</strong>. He took up<br />

this position in January 2010, reporting directly to the Group CEO.<br />

John has overall responsibility for the Northern Europe region which<br />

<strong>com</strong>prises UK, Ireland, Denmark, Finland, Norway & Sweden.<br />

John originally joined <strong>Knauf</strong> <strong>Insulation</strong> as Sales Director in April 2006. In his role as<br />

Sales Director he was responsible for the development and implementation of the<br />

region’s <strong>com</strong>mercial strategy and objectives. He led a large sales force with the aim<br />

of improving profitability and increasing market share.<br />

John started his sales career in 1989 with Hepworth Building Products, over the<br />

following decade he worked for Marley Building Materials and Marley Roofing<br />

Products as Area Sales Manager and Business Development Manager respectively.<br />

In early 2000 John joined Thermalite, a division of Marley Building Products, as<br />

their Sales Director. Within this role he had responsibility for all external sales and<br />

technical services. Finally, before joining <strong>Knauf</strong> <strong>Insulation</strong> John spent 3 years as<br />

European Sales Director at Hepworth Drainage directing the <strong>com</strong>mercial strategy of<br />

the <strong>com</strong>pany’s various product sectors.<br />

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Remco Teulings<br />

Managing Director Central Europe<br />

� remco.teulings@knaufinsulation.<strong>com</strong><br />

Remco Teulings is Managing Director of <strong>Knauf</strong> <strong>Insulation</strong>. He took<br />

up this position in June 2009, reporting directly to the Group CEO.<br />

Remco holds the overall responsibility for the Central European<br />

region which <strong>com</strong>prises Germany, Austria, Switzerland and the Northern Balkan<br />

region. In addition, he is responsible for the European OEM and Technical <strong>Insulation</strong><br />

business as well as the Global Heradesign Business (suspended ceilings). Remco<br />

originally joined <strong>Knauf</strong> <strong>Insulation</strong> as Group Marketing Director Europe & CIS in<br />

February 2007. In his role as Group Marketing Director he was responsible for the<br />

development of the marketing strategy and implementation of this strategy across<br />

the regions. Before joining <strong>Knauf</strong> <strong>Insulation</strong>, he was working more than 5 years for<br />

Ansell Healthcare (medical devices) and held different roles such as Director Retail<br />

and General Manager UK and his last role was Marketing Director for Europe,<br />

Middle East and Africa. Before this, he held several <strong>com</strong>mercial leadership positions<br />

(purchasing, operations and business development) across various countries for<br />

Royal Numico a large public <strong>com</strong>pany active in infant and clinical nutrition. He<br />

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

where he was responsible for creating and managing the business unit ‘Accessories’.<br />

Remco is of Dutch nationality, he is married to Caroline and together with their 3<br />

children they live in Munich/Germany.<br />

Frans Van Zon<br />

Marketing Director Europe & CIS<br />

� frans.vanzon@knaufinsulation.<strong>com</strong><br />

Frans van Zon is Marketing Director Europe & CIS for <strong>Knauf</strong><br />

<strong>Insulation</strong>. He took up this position in January 2010, reporting<br />

directly to the Group CEO. In his role, Frans is responsible for<br />

development and deployment of marketing strategy in KI, including product &<br />

systems development, marketing <strong>com</strong>munications, public affairs, building physics,<br />

sustainable development and marketing intelligence.<br />

Before starting at <strong>Knauf</strong> <strong>Insulation</strong>, Frans built a successful career in consumer<br />

durables, spending 10 years with Bosch Power Tools in Europe and North America,<br />

where he last held the position of Director Global Marketing & Product Development.<br />

After Bosch, he joined TTI Floor Care North America as VP Marketing & Development<br />

on the Hoover and Dirt Devil brands.


Joey Viselli<br />

Vice President, Marketing <strong>Knauf</strong> <strong>Insulation</strong> North America<br />

� joey.viselli@knaufinsulation.<strong>com</strong><br />

Joey Viselli is responsible for developing, implementing, and<br />

evaluating all aspects of <strong>Knauf</strong> <strong>Insulation</strong> North America’s<br />

strategic marketing plans, initiatives, and objectives for all product<br />

lines across the United States and Canada. He provides oversight to marketing<br />

department managers and directors including: Market and Channel Development<br />

Managers, Business Analysis and Pricing, Product and Application Development<br />

Marketing Managers, and the Director of Strategic Marketing and Communications.<br />

A graduate of The University of Alabama, Joey boasts nearly 20 years of sales and<br />

marketing experience across a range of consumer businesses. Joey spent the first 15<br />

years of his career with Procter & Gamble in sales and brand management of several<br />

respected brands, including Pampers, Bounty ® , Charmin ® , Puffs ® , and Tide ® . During<br />

his tenure as the Senior Brand Manager in the global air care products business unit,<br />

he spearheaded the transformation of Febreze ® into the fastest-growing brand in the<br />

P&G Fabric & Home Care business.<br />

Joey joined Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company as the Director of Marketing Services<br />

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

investors, Joey led a restructuring, turnaround, and expansion of Goodyear’s largest<br />

business unit resulting in three years of record growth for the <strong>com</strong>pany.<br />

Brett Welch<br />

Building Analyst <strong>Knauf</strong> <strong>Insulation</strong> North America<br />

� brett.welch@us.knaufinsulation.<strong>com</strong><br />

Welch’s interest in the efficiency of buildings began during his<br />

studies of Environmental Science and Economics at North Carolina<br />

State University. He went on to work in the design and construction<br />

of residences implementing natural and passive building techniques, including<br />

straw bale and adobe building envelopes, utilizing site harvested and waste stream<br />

materials. Later he worked at Advanced Energy, a non-profit building science<br />

consulting firm, administering a guaranteed utility bill program for low in<strong>com</strong>e<br />

households. He is a new member of the KINA team working on a variety of new<br />

initiatives aimed at creating increased efficiencies in the built environment.<br />

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