Speakers

Gerard Bruijnse

Executive Director

Working At

Funding For Future

About

<p>Mr. Gerard Bruijnse started his career as entrepreneur in the family plumbing and central heating company. With installing solar thermal energy systems as early as mid ’80 his company became a recognized specialist in sustainable energy. Various techniques like cogeneration and geothermal energy with heat pumps where installed. Amongst the many successful realized projects you’ll find a Government demonstration project and the largest solar thermal system in the Netherlands with 3.000 m² collector surface.Since 2005 Gerard specialized as entrepreneur / consultant in energy efficiency and renewable energy. After successfully managing and engineering energy systems to provide heating, hot domestic water and cooling for single apartment buildings up to small district heating systems his work became more international with projects in Latvia and Russia. Most renewable techniques have been implemented in these projects like Solar Thermal energy, Solar Electricity (PV) and geothermal energy systems.Since 2007 Gerard started to share his experience as co-author and trainer for several courses on installation of heat pumps and price calculation methods in the installing industry.These trainings are developed and marketed in collaboration with Dutch institutions like ISSO, Kenteq, DWA and Cursusloket.Based on this experience Gerard is co-founder and board member of Energy Service Companies like Renesco Latvia  in 2008 (www.renesco.lv) and GreenIPP in the Netherlands in 2014 (www.greenipp.com).Gerard is also active as member in the supervisory board of several companies and had positions in the administration of the union of installing companies in the Netherlands Uneto-Vni which rewarded him with an membership of merit for his activities. He graduated at Nyenrode Business University for his Executive MBA in 2011.</p>
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