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

Achieving REPowerEU targets on rooftop solar and heat pumps through electrical installations

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

Scaling up solar installations and heat pumps in buildings are crucial measures to reduce EU’s reliance on imported fossil fuels from Russia and to accelerate the decarbonisation and electrification of…

Mind the energy efficiency gap between product and building policies

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

In Euractiv, Director of the Green and Healthy Buildings program Quentin de Hults provides insight on how the recast of EPBD can unlock the REPowerEU Plan potentials by bridging the…

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…

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