Thomas Auer

Managing Director at TRANSSOLAR
Prof. for building technology and climate responsive design TUM

Thomas is partner and managing director of Transsolar, an engineering firm with offices in Stuttgart, Munich, Paris and New York. He collaborated with world known architecture firms on numerous international design projects. He is a specialist in energy efficiency and environmental quality. Thomas has developed concepts for buildings and districts around the world noted for their innovative strategies. Thomas taught at various universities around the world. Since 2014 he is full Professor at the TU of Munich with a focus in bridging academia and environmental design.


Emmanuelle Causse

Director of European Affairs
International Union of Property Owners (UIPI)

Emmanuelle joined UIPI in 2009 to lead the Brussels office, act as a representative toward EU institutions and prepare as well as defend the positions of the organisation on all EU topics relevant to private property owners and the real estate sector. Throughout her years at UIPI, Emmanuelle gained a strong expertise in building related matters, in particular energy efficiency and sustainability. She represented private property owners in numerous EU experts groups on these issues and ran, on behalf of UIPI, several EU projects on energy efficiency. Emmanuelle is also currently co-chairing the European Housing Forum and is a member of the Board of Trustees of the International Property Measurement Standards.

Emmanuelle started her career in EU Affairs in 2001, working for different organisations, including the European Parliament, a well-known think tank, a regional office and a wide European umbrella association. She was also a researcher on EU policy at the Austrian Institute for Advanced Studies (IHS).


Roland Ullmann

Advisor of the EU.BAC association and Chair of CEN/TC247

Roland Ullmann is a senior executive with over 30 years of experience in the Building Automation Industry. Beside his role within Siemens Building Technologies as Director Industry Affairs he serves – amongst others – in some formal functions as Senior Board Advisor eu.bac (Building Automation Association), Board Member in EU-ASE (Alliance to save Energy) and Core Member in WBCSD – EEB2 (World Building Council for Sustainable Development) – Energy Efficiency Project 2.

He also serves as chair of CEN/TC 247 and is a member of ISO/TC 205.


Dr. Christine Lemaitre

CEO of the German Sustainable Building Council

Dr. Christine Lemaitre was born in Gießen, Germany in 1975 and studied structural engineering at the University of Stuttgart from 1995 to 2000. After working in the USA for two years, she started working at the Institute of Lightweight Structures Design and Construction at the University of Stuttgart as a research and teaching assistant in the area of adaptive lightweight structures in 2003. In 2007, she started as a project manager for R&D at Bilfinger Berger AG in the area of resource efficient buildings. She completed her PhD thesis in 2008. In January 2009 she took on the role as director certification system of the German Sustainable Building Council. Since February 2010 Dr. Christine Lemaitre is the CEO of the German Sustainable Building Council. Since 2013 she is member of the board of directors of the Sustainable Building Alliance, and in 2015 she was elected as Chair of the European Regional Network (ERN) of the World Green Building Council. Since 2016 she is board member of the World Green Building Council (WGBC).”


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