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Oliver Rapf is Executive Director at BPIE. Before joining BPIE, Oliver worked for the global conservation organisation WWF in various roles. Oliver’s experience in buildings efficiency goes back to the late 90s when he was a project leader for several deep renovation projects on behalf of WWF in cooperation with housing companies across Germany. Other roles include the position of deputy Head of WWF’s European Climate Change and Energy Policy Unit. Oliver participated in UNFCCC negotiations, and was the leader of the German NGO coalition at international climate change negotiations.
Oliver has also been active as a jury member of environmental business and sustainable architecture awards, and serves on private sector environmental advisory boards.

I believe that renovation of buildings to high energy performance standards could be one of the most cost effective investments a nation can make, given the benefits in terms of job creation, quality of life, economic stimulus, climate change mitigation and energy security that such investments deliver.