BRUSSELS, Belgium — The Regulatory Assistance Project (RAP) recently hired Louise Sunderland as a senior advisor for its Europe team.
Ms. Sunderland has been advising decision-makers in the building and energy sectors for more than 10 years on issues of energy efficiency, sustainability standards, energy poverty and an equitable energy transition. As an independent consultant, she also provides research, policy evaluation and advocacy on sustainability in buildings and places, in particular sustainable energy. Prior to RAP, she led industry engagement and research on built environment sustainability issues for the UK Green Building Council, including acting as an expert witness for the United Kingdom’s House of Lords. This work also earned her the role of expert evaluator for the European Commission.
“Louise’s vast knowledge of building efficiency and sustainability, as well as sharp insight into the social issues around energy make her a strong addition to our team,“ said Jan Rosenow, director of RAP’s European programme. “We’re excited about her valuable contributions to RAP’s work on energy efficiency, energy poverty and carbon revenue recycling.”
Ms. Sunderland recently joined the board of South East London Community Energy, a cooperative dedicated to developing community-owned renewable energy resources and combating energy poverty.
She holds a master’s degree in science in environmental technologies from Imperial College London, where she was awarded the BP prize for strategic thinking. She also holds an undergraduate degree and a master’s degree in English.
RAP is an independent, non-partisan, non-governmental organization dedicated to accelerating the transition to a clean, reliable, and efficient energy future. RAP’s registered European non-profit entity (ASBL) is based in Brussels.