Michael is a physicist with post-graduate studies in technical and policy aspects of the energy field. He has over 15 years professional experience as a senior project manager in research projects with extensive experience in H2020, IEE, FP7 and FP6 projects.
The Sustainable Developments (SDGs) were adopted by all UN Member States in 2015 as the blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for everyone by addressing the global challenges we are facing. Although progress is being made in many places, world leaders called for a decade of action from 2019 in order to advance action to meet the goals by 2030.
The European Commission, in December 2019, announced the European Green Deal in its bid to become the world’s first climate-neutral continent by 2050. It is an ambitious package of measures aimed at enabling European citizens and businesses to benefit from a sustainable green transition.
Decarbonising energy consumption in buildings is essential to achieve EU energy and climate goals. While the use of renewable electricity in buildings has grown steadily the uptake of renewable energy solutions for heating and cooling has been slower. The EU Horizon 2020 funded RES4BUILD project will address this challenge by developing integrated renewable energy-based solutions that are tailored to the needs and requirements of users and installers.