Kevin O’ Rourke- Director, Marchena Management Services- Chairman

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    Kevin O’Rourke is an independent specialist in sustainable energy technologies, policies and practices, with 40 years of policy and engineering experience in the fields of energy efficiency, renewable energy and environmental protection, particularly in the built environment, in Ireland and Europe. Until 2014 he headed SEAI’s Low Carbon Technologies team, responsible for providing research and advice to policy, institutional and market players to support Ireland’s achieving its energy efficiency and renewables targets for 2020 and beyond, and the focal point for national energy statistics and energy research. Previously he headed SEAI’s teams assisting sustainable energy implementation in the business, public and built environment sectors and played a lead role in Ireland’s implementation of the EU Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD). His career has spanned research, testing and development, consultancy, programme management, international negotiation and promotion, and policy advice and support, working in government technology and development agencies, industry, academic research and the European Commission.

    He has also served as chairman of the Energy – Environment Division and a member of the Council and Executive of Engineers Ireland.

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