Documents/GBPN

About GBPN

Strategic_Plan

Publication: 2013-03-07

Source: http://www.gbpn.org/about

Submitter:

Name:Owen Ambur

Email:Owen.Ambur@verizon.net

Organization:

Name:Global Buildings Performance Network

Acronym:GBPN

Description:
The Global Buildings Performance Network (GBPN) is a globally organised and regionally focused network ...

Stakeholder(s):

  • Peter GrahamGBPN Executive Director

  • Jens LaustsenTECHNICAL DIRECTOR

  • Claire BruléOPERATIONS AND FINANCE DIRECTOR

  • Rosa SitjàRESEARCH ASSOCIATE

  • Niamh McDonaldBUILDING POLICY ANALYST

  • Sophie ShnappJUNIOR POLICY ANALYST

  • Anne-Claire BellecCOMMUNICATIONS MANAGER

  • Yeyet PicotEXECUTIVE ASSISTANT

  • Kevin MoREGIONAL DIRECTOR CHINA (INTERIM) AT CESP

  • Oliver RapfREGIONAL DIRECTOR EUROPE AT BPIE

  • Smita ChandiwalaREGIONAL DIRECTOR INDIA (INTERIM) AT SHAKTI

  • Jayson AntonoffREGIONAL DIRECTOR U.S. AT IMT

  • GBPN Board of DirectorsThe GBPN Board of Directors provides strategic and operational oversight of the GBPN Global Centre, and monitors its performance. The Board is composed of 6 members:

  • Heather ThompsonChair of GBPN Board of Directors -- Heather Thompson, co-founder of ClimateWorks, has now been working independently, focusing on accelerating the strategies of Climateworks' Best Practice Networks. As founder, she now serves as Board Chair of the GBPN and the Institute for Industrial Productivity, and is on the Board of Directors of the Regulatory Assistance Project, the Collaborative Labeling and Appliance Standards Programme, and the Institute for Transportation and Development Policy. Previsously, Ms. Thomson was a Principal at California Environmental Associates (CEA), leading the firm's work in philantropic strategy, covering marine resource management, land conservation, energy and Climate Change. She worked with leading foundations and numerous non-profit organisations, including the David and Lucile Packard Foundation, WWF International, the Environmental Defense Fund and Conservation International. Ms. Thompson holds a MSc in environmental economics from the University of York,U.K. and a B.S.in biological sciences from the University of California, San Diego.

  • Khee Poh LamProfessor at Carnegie Mellon University School of Architecture -- Dr. Lam is an educator, researcher, licensed architect and international building performance and diagnostics consultant for several major award-winning projects in the private and public sectors, in Singapore and in the USA. He is a founding editorial board member of the Journal of Building Simulation (Taylor and Francis, UK), and Building Simulation: An International Journal (Springer and Tsinghua University Press). He serves on the Energy Foundation Board of Directors and is actively engaged with their China Sustainable Energy Programme on a range of activities including energy-efficient building codes and standards, education and training, as well as sustainable design demonstration projects in China.

  • Niclas SvenningsenManager, Strategy and Policy Development Unit, United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change -- Niclas Svenningsen is the Manager for the Strategy and Policy Development for market-based mechanisms in the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change Secretariat (UNFCC). As such, he is also responsible for the Secretariat's support to negotiations on new and existing market-based mechanisms, and allocation of tradable emissions allowances. He is also currently coordinating the work of the high-level Panel on the CDM Policy Dialogue, a wide ranging research and consultation process to define the role of markets in the post-2012 climate architecture. Until recently, he was working in the United Nations Environment Programme where he was in charge of the implementation of UNEP's programmes for sustainable buildings, urban development, and where he also managed the climate neutral strategy of the UN system.

  • Satish KumarVice President, Energy Management Services, Schneider Electric India -- Dr. Satish Kumar is the Energy Efficiency Ambassador and Vice-President, Energy Management Services at Schneider Electric India Pvt. Ltd. He is responsible for the energy management business at the country level and for integrating energy efficiency in the overall business strategy. Prior to this position, he headed the USAID-funded ECO-III Project − a bilateral initiative between the US and the Indian Government − where he managed one of the largest energy efficiency projects in India for over four years. Satish has also worked as a Scientist at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) for over eleven years.

  • Surabi MenonDirector of Research, Climate Works Foundation -- Surabi Menon joined ClimateWorks as Director of Research in 2012. Previously, she worked at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory as a staff scientist and also as the leader of the Heat Island Group. Prior to that, she was a scientist at Columbia University and NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies. Her research explores the intersection of climate change, renewables, energy efficiency and economics. Ms. Menon has a PhD in atmospheric science, and an MBA. She has published over forty times in peer-reviewed journals, and was a co-author of the 2007 IPPC report that won the Nobel Peace Prize. She also started an environmental NGO in India.

  • William SissonDirector of Sustainability, United Technologies Research Centre -- William Sisson is presently UTC's executive on point for the broad market transformation activities at the US Department of Energy's Innovation Hub on energy efficiency in buildings in Philadelphia, with a professional focus on policy, markets and behaviour. In addition to supporting UTC's strategic and advocacy efforts on sustainable buildings and urban infrastructure, William continues to serve as Chair for the World Business Council for Sustainable Development's Energy Efficiency in Buildings Projects. Prior, he led Carrier R&D Programmes, at UTC's central corporate research centre, where he was responsible for Carrier's longer range innovation portfolio, with technical emphasis on energy and environment.

  • GBPN Executive CommitteeThe GBPN Executive Committee provides coordinated oversight of cross-network strategies, policies, and operations. It is comprised of GBPN Directors and Regional Hub Directors: * Claire Brulé, Operations and Finance Director * Jayson Antonoff, Regional Director U.S. & Institute for Market Transformation * Jens Laustsen, Technical Director * Kevin Mo, Program (Interim) & Buildings & Appliances Programme Officer at the China Sustainable Energy Program * Oliver Rapf, Regional Director EU & Buildings Performance Institute Europe Executive Director * Peter Graham, Executive Director * Smita Chandiwala, India Program (Interim) & Buildings Programme Officer at Shakti Sustainable Energy Foundation

  • GBPN Strategic Advisory GroupThe GBPN Strategic Advisory Group provides strategic guidance to the GBPN and its Board. It has been established to advise on potential policy and research and to build bridges with stakeholders globally to enable effective networking. Therefore, members of this group include top experts and leaders with a deep understanding of the context in the regions where the GBPN Network is active, as well as building energy standards and policies.

  • Adam HingeManaging Director, Sustainable Energy Partnerships

  • Claus Bugge GranVice President, Group Public Affairs Rockwool International

  • Constant Van AerschotSpecial Advisor (Singapore), World Business Council for Sustainable Development

  • Curt GarriganCoordinator, United Nations Environment Programme - Sustainable Buildings and Climate Initiative (UNEP SBCI)

  • Jennifer LaykeDirector, Institute for Building Efficiency

  • Stefan ThomasDirector of the Research Group Energy, Transport and Climate Policy, Wuppertal Institute

  • Yamina SahebSenior Policy Analyst, International Energy Agency