Buildings are a cornerstone of human development. They also represent a large and growing share of energy use and emissions globally. Policy and innovative investment can help us make buildings more efficient and comfortable. GBPN plays a critical role in linking the world's experts on building energy efficiency and providing best practice policy advice.
Meredydd Evans is Senior Expert for the GBPN executive team. She is an energy policy and finance expert with over 20 years of international experience and has worked on energy efficiency and clean energy policies and projects in numerous countries.
She is a senior staff scientist at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, where she is managing a program on international sustainable energy, including efforts on building energy efficiency codes and retrofits, energy data for policy and clean energy investments. She began working at PNNL in 1994, and she was seconded to the International Energy Agency in Paris from 2002-2006. While at the IEA, she served as Acting Head of the Non-Member Country Division and she wrote two books on energy policy. Both works have been used by national governments in designing policies, laws and regulatory systems. In addition, she has she led assessments of climate-related investments and policies, and developed energy efficiency and greenhouse mitigation projects worth over $100 million.
Ms. Evans has a B.A. from Columbia University’s Barnard College and an M.A. from Harvard University. She is fluent in five languages and has published numerous books and articles.