Ian joined Energy Cities in 2005 as a project officer for Display, an ongoing campaign that promotes the communication of public building energy labels.
He likes to keep his tasks varied, acting as a “Swiss knife”, mostly working as a manager of projects that focus on city-lead energy and climate communication campaigns or ICT platforms. More recently his focus is shifting to peer-to-peer learning on municipal energy. As the Anglophone of the team he is called into proof reading key Energy Cities documents and has been involved in a number of European bids. His previous experience as an outdoor instructor means that he sometimes facilitates staff retreats, project meetings or annual conferences.
Ian had a sound protestant upbringing in South Africa and tries to maintain his “hard” edge by commuting his 11 km to work in all conditions that the east of France is prepared to throw at him.
When it comes to energy communities and retrofits for renewables, there are common success factors across Europe, whether you look at experiences in EU member states or in the Western Balkans.
For a long time, and until now, they have been considered the black sheep: multi-flat buildings. As working with condominiums is very complicated for a number […]
According to Eurostat 2017, 42% of the European population currently live in flats (condominiums, multi-owned properties, tenements, social housing, etc.). Retrofitting condominiums (tenements and flatted […]
When it comes to efforts to address complex global challenges such as climate change, it is clear that a transatlantic partnership is needed as a prerequisite for any viable solution.
Among the front-runners, seven Energy Cities’ members have developed innovative financing schemes, business models, organisational structures and partnerships to accelerate the energy retrofitting of their housing stock.
The guidebook is intended for all organisations and actors who could be interested in replicating these financing schemes or who could support cities and regions in doing so.
ENGAGE is all about encouraging individuals to play their part. Through a combination of tips, tools and tactics, as well as success stories from our 12 pioneer cities across Europe, this guidebook will show you how to get citizens and stakeholders excited and involved about their local sustainable energy future.