The Buildings Performance Institute Europe (BPIE) is a not-for-profit think-tank with a focus on independent analysis and knowledge dissemination, supporting evidence-based policy-making in the field of energy performance in buildings, throughout Europe and beyond. BPIE has a multifaceted approach to achieving efficiency improvements in buildings, and promotes policy support to further improve regulatory measures, financial incentives and market conditions that lead to the construction and retrofit of buildings with a high energy performance. The focus is on ensuring the vigorous implementation of the EU Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) and the Energy Efficiency Directive (EED) across EU Member States, as well as to enhance financing of deep energy renovation of the existing buildings. BPIE provides open-source research, analysis, knowledge-sharing and advisory activities to the European Institutions, policy-makers in EU Member States and neighbouring countries, the scientific community as well as private sector stakeholders and the civil society. In Germany, Poland and Romania, BPIE has established country programmes to support the implementation of the EU buildings policies and related efforts to capacity building. In addition, BPIE has a large network of organisations in all European countries with which it collaborates regularly.
Vivian is been working on the energy efficiency of buildings and indoor environmental quality for more than 8 years. She currently works as a project manager for BPIE managing research projects on energy efficiency from conceptualization to completion. She undertakes research in relation to building policies, supports fundraising activities and manages stakeholder relationships. Vivian holds a PhD in Indoor Environmental Quality and Ventilation, an MSc in Environmental Design and Engineering from the UCL and a Degree in Physics from the University of Athens.
In syn.ikia, Vivian will contribute to the development of an evaluation framework of the Indoor Environmental Quality and will further support the policy mapping, analysis and development of a methodology for the measurements of multiple benefits of plus energy buildings and neighbourhoods.
Senior Communications Manager
As Senior Communications Manager at BPIE, Caroline develops and deploys BPIE’s long-term communications strategy, and manages communications campaigns across a wide range of projects focusing on the energy performance of buildings. Caroline holds a BA in Political Science and French from the University of Victoria, Canada, and a MSc of Political Science from the Université libre de Bruxelles, where she specialized in institutional evolution in the context of EU electricity market.
In syn.ikia, Caroline will contribute to the deployment of the communications strategy and development of tools and messaging to stakeholders, to ensure maximum impact of syn.ikia results.
Senior Project Manager
As a Senior Project Manager at BPIE, Zsolt leads research projects and policy work on a range of issue areas including sustainable finance, investment decision-making, sustainability assessment, whole life carbon as well as building logbooks and information management. Before joining BPIE, Zsolt was working in the financial and real estate sectors responsible for driving public affairs activity and delivering EU policy in the built environment. Zsolt holds a PhD in Political Theory and MA in International Relations.
In syn.ikia, Zsolt will coordinate the work area dealing with policy matters and the capturing of multiple benefits related to plus energy buildings and neighbourhoods.