Wilmer has been with the European Academy of Bolzano (EURAC) since June 2015. He is involved in several European projects dealing with energy efficiency, indoor environmental quality, and building energy flexibility. He is author of over 20 original scientific publications. In 2015, Wilmer was awarded with the “young Scientist Award” by the Federation of European Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning Associations (REHVA).
Prior to join EURAC, Wilmer worked as researcher at the University of California, at Berkeley, with focus on thermal comfort and energy efficient technologies.
Cosmina has been with the Buildings Performance Institute from March 2013. She’s working on implementing the communication strategy and plan by producing articles, organising high level events, actively looking for partnership opportunities as well as managing communication activities for several EU-funded projects, including ExcEED.
Prior to joining BPIE, she managed digital communication activities at a translation agency that works on European Affairs topics. She also interned at the European Parliament.
Maarten De Groote is Head of Research at the Building Performance Institute Europe (BPIE) with close to 15 years’ experience in energy performance and sustainability of buildings. He is leading several of BPIE’s projects on building performance policies, innovation in the construction sector and smart buildings and is partner of Horizon 2020 projects such as CommONEnergy, ZEBRA2020 and Exceed. As strategic policy officer at the Flemish Energy Agency, he coordinated the Flemish NZEB action plan and the Belgian quality scheme for installers’ renewable energy systems and joined both Concerted Actions EPBD and RED.
Maarten holds a Master Degree in Industrial Design (Antwerp, Belgium) and an Energy & Climate Postgraduate (Antwerp, Belgium), both consolidating his out-of-the-box and transversal approach.
Frances has worked in the energy efficiency, climate change and the wider environmental policy field for over 9 years.
Prior to joining BPIE, she was Policy Director at Stefan Scheuer Consulting, working on energy efficiency policies for a range of clients including the European Climate Foundation and the Coalition for Energy Savings, for which she carried out advocacy activities and research on the implementation of energy efficiency policies across Europe.
Since graduating with a degree in Environmental Science from the University of East Anglia in the UK, she has also worked for the UK Government Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, the UK electricity and gas regulator, the UK Energy Saving Trust (EST). At the EST, she was responsible for managing EST’s research projects (including field trials of heat pumps and solar water heating) and was involved in the development and implementation of EU and UK energy policies.
Diego has been working with Hoval from October 2016 . He is working as a Product Manager for Control Systems and District Heating.
Prior to joining Hoval, Diego has worked as a R&D Project Manager on EU-funded and international research projects in the field of Sustainable Manufacturing, Distribute Automation and Smart Cities.
In the ExcEED Project, his tasks are to define the overall technological architecture for integrating the Casa Hoval devices and the sensor network to be exploited within ExcEED developments.
Matteo has been working with Hoval from July 2014. He has experience in energy consulting for several types of energy systems such as air conditioning, cogeneration, heating and renewable energy systems sector (Thermal Solar and PV, geothermal plants).
Prior to joining Hoval, Matteo has worked as a field engineer for a company operating in the energy systems for residential and industrial use.
In the ExcEED project, his tasks are to support the choice of the technological and the hardware setup to be used for creating the best selection of energy efficiency KPIs.
Gianangelo has been working with Hoval from May 2015. He’s experience in energy consulting of several type of energy systems.
Prior to joining Hoval, Gianangelo has worked as field engineer for several companies operating in the energy systems for residential and industrial use. In the past, Gianangelo has worked also as planner for energy plants.
In the ExcEED Project, his tasks are to define the status quo of “Casa Hoval” and the possible integration with Casa Hoval Devices to the “external world” as well as to coordinate the Hoval activities and resources.
Ruben has been a consultant at 3E since December 2015. His work consists of studying the impact of renewables on the electricity grids and markets as well as simulating energy efficiency measures in buildings. His focus herein lies both in policy support, and research and development for product development.
Prior to joining 3E, he earned his PhD at KU Leuven quantifying the externalities of heat pump driven dwellings in the electricity distribution grid; for which he received the Outstanding Young Contributor Award from the International Building Performance Simulation Association (IBPSA).
Antonio Ruzzelli is co-founder and CEO of Wattics. Previously he worked at Philips engineering and as a principal investigator in a number of research and commercialisation projects in the area of web applications, Internet of Things and energy analytics. His competences are focused on software as a service including customer-centric product management, strategic technology planning, business growth strategy. In his career to data Antonio has received a number of business and innovation awards such as the Globe Forum award, the ESB Utility Sustainability award, the Irish Software Association award, the Intertrade-Ireland “Best Emerging company award 2012”. Antonio has a PhD in computer science and a high diploma in international selling.
Anthony Schoofs is the CTO and co-founder of Wattics Ltd. Anthony focused his career on driving innovative solutions for energy-efficiency in commercial/industrial buildings, data centres and the smart grid. Anthony holds a PhD in Computer Science from University College Dublin, and previously worked for Philips Research in the Netherlands. Anthony is behind WSNbuzz.com, a blog covering news on smart grid, smart cities and green technology. He was listed in 2011 among the top 100 IoT thinkers, and was awarded the Globe Sustainability Research Award for his contribution to advancing knowledge on sustainability.
Daniele has been working with EURAC from October 2012. He is involved in several European projects on the topic of efficiency at the level of the building, monitoring and automation controls. Since January 2014 he is also a PhD student at the University of Bolzano with the topic “Development and application of continuous commissioning to ensure and improve building performance”.
In the ExcEED project his task is to define the KPIs on energy, comfort and economical aspects to perform analysis at building and district level.
Gloria is project manager at the European Academy of Bolzano (EURAC), where she is in charge of organizational, administrative and financial management of European-funded projects, and for communication with project partners and EC officers. She works in close collaboration with project coordinators and is involved in periodical accounting and reporting of RTD project activities and relative expenditures, elaborating project reports and periodic work plans, and in supervising communication activities.
Prior to join EURAC, Gloria worked for consultancy companies in the field of management of EU-funded projects. Her tasks were providing support and technical assistance to private or public entities in elaborating project proposals, managing and evaluating regional, national and European projects.
She has a Master’s Degree in European Studies.
If the database represents the memory of the project, where all the data are stored and categorised, the tools associated to the database are the intellect.
Displaying geo-localised data to inform designers, operators, construction sector agents, policy makers and legislative bodies.