With so many benefits arising from renovating buildings to high energy performance levels, and constructing new ones that require little or no energy, investing in the global building stock must rate as one of the most attractive financial propositions for governments and society. However, the societal, environmental and economic benefits are not all realised by the investor, so we need to devise intelligent, evidence based policies and support mechanisms to make the transformation to a low carbon building sector happen – now!
Dan Staniaszek is Senior Expert for the GBPN executive team. A Chartered Engineer and a Member of the Energy Institute in the UK, Dan has been engaged with the GBPN family since 2011, on topics such as policy appraisal, modelling, financing, knowledge management and strategy development. Previously, Dan spent over 20 years in the public, private, non-profit, regulatory and consultancy sectors, having held senior positions for a government agency, an economic development agency and a private management consultancy since 1999. In advisory roles for central, regional and local government, European Commission, Blue Chip companies, NGOs, regulators and others, he has influenced the design & deployment of climate change policies and EU Directives, including as strategy lead for the UK Energy White Paper. Among the significant UK policies he helped devise the Renewables Obligation and the Energy Efficiency Obligation scheme, both of which are now multi-billion pound programmes. Dan's experience also includes devising and directing certification schemes, and knowledge management.