Adrian Joyce

Campaign Director for Renovate Europe

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Secretary General of EuroACE, the European Alliance of Companies for Energy Efficiency in Buildings. His role involves the day-to-day management of the affairs of EuroACE, bringing support to the working structure, preparing documentation, advising the Members, the General Assembly and the Board of Directors on issues that affect the energy efficiency of buildings. This includes monitoring the work of the EU Institutions, with a view to distilling those aspects that are of importance to the energy efficiency sector and to the establishment of the market conditions that will encourage, among other things, a significant increase in energy-related renovations to existing buildings. He also takes particular responsibility for technical issues including projects and the management of surveys, studies and reports. He is also the Campaign Director of the Renovate Europe Campaign, which has been initiated by EuroACE in order to bring about a threefold increase in renovation rates of existing buildings by 2020 and to ensure that, by 2050, all existing buildings are at least 80% more energy efficient than they were in 2005. Adrian M Joyce is a professionally qualified architect who, having graduated from University College Dublin in 1984, spent 17 years in private practice (working in the UK, France, and Belgium and in his native country, Ireland) before getting involved full-time in architectural policy. He was, for 18 months commencing in January 2002, the Practice Director of the Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland before moving to Brussels to join the staff at the Secretariat of the Architects’ Council of Europe where he became Director before leaving in July 2011. He also holds a part-time post teaching Construction Technology at the Catholic University of Louvain-le-Neuve, Faculty of Architecture, Architectural Engineering and Urbanism – LOCI. He is also a Board Member of eceee (the European Council for an energy Efficient Economy) and a Member of the Steering Committee of the European Coalition for Energy Savings.
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