Director (EU), Green & Healthy Buildings

Quentin de Hults

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Based in Europe

Quentin de Hults is the Director of the Green & Healthy Buildings (GHB) program in Europe and leads the GHB advocacy efforts for the European Copper Institute (ECI) through engagement with key policymakers in the EU. His longstanding experience in energy efficiency, sustainability and fire safety in construction includes work on topics such as the Clean Energy Package, sustainability assessment standards in construction, the Product Environmental Footprint and the Fire Information Exchange Platform.  

He worked with the European Parliament to mandate an EU Commission pilot project on fire statistics, which identified relevant policy measures to improve fire safety, including electrical safety. Because 50 percent of accidental domestic fires have an electrical source, Quentin and his team at ECI are working with EU policy makers to develop electrical inspection regimes. Trained as a mechanical engineer, Quentin believes that fighting climate change is the biggest duty of his generation.  

“If humankind does not address climate change, it won’t be able to solve its other challenges. Engineers need to work with many other disciplines to ensure a successful energy transition.” 

Latest Resources from Quentin de Hults

The proposed EPBD recast is a steppingstone for buildings’ decarbonisation, ECI stresses additional elements to be considered

Article|Building & Renovating in an Energy and Resource Efficient Way
Quentin de Hults

Today, the European Commission proposed a recast of the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) to make it “fit for 55” and the European Parliament adopted a report on its…

ECI and partners call for better consideration of electrical installations into the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD)

Joint Letter|Building & Renovating in an Energy and Resource Efficient Way
Quentin de Hults

In a joint letter with the value chain, ECI highlights electrical installations as the backbone of decarbonised buildings and call the Commission to ensure that the EPBD will make them…

Electrical installations are the backbone of decarbonised buildings

Infographic|Building & Renovating in an Energy and Resource Efficient Way
Quentin de Hults

The road to decarbonised buildings: electrification of heating and cooling, transport, and storage of renewable power will turn buildings into the cornerstone of smart grid deployment and requires safe, ready,…

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