Maarten De Groote
Head of Research
Maarten De Groote is Head of Research at the Building Performance Institute Europe (BPIE) with close to 15 years’ experience in energy performance and sustainability of buildings. He is leading several of BPIE’s projects on building performance policies, innovation in the construction sector and smart buildings and is partner of Horizon 2020 projects such as iBROAD, CommONEnergy and Exceed. As strategic policy officer at the Flemish Energy Agency, he coordinated the Flemish NZEB action plan and the Belgian quality scheme for installers’ renewable energy systems and joined both Concerted Actions EPBD and RED. Maarten holds a Master Degree in Industrial Design (Antwerp, Belgium) and an Energy & Climate Postgraduate (Antwerp, Belgium), both consolidating his out-of-the-box and transversal approach.