“DECARBONIZATION OF BUILDINGS: THE EUROPEAN INITIATIVES AND THE RECAST OF THE ENERGY PERFORMANCE OF BUILDINGS DIRECTIVE”
Dimitrios Athanasiou is a Civil Engineer with a Masters Degree in International Construction Management. He has also graduated the National School of Public Administration in Greece.
He joined the European Commission 6 years ago as a policy officer in the Buildings Team of the Energy Efficieny Unit in DG Energy. His work focuses on the proper implementation of the Energy Performace of Buildings Directive, in particular on the monitoring of the calculation methdologies, the long-term renovation strategies and the nearly zero-energy buildings uptake within the EU.
Prior to joining the European Commission he worked as a Minister’s Consultant for almost 8 years in the area of energy efficiency in the Hellenic Ministry of Environment and Energy. He also worked for several years in different positions in the public sector and in the private sector where he practiced civil enginnering.