Andrea Costa is a qualified chartered engineer and building energy rating (BER) assessor in Italy and a Certified Energy Manager (CEM) affiliated with the Association of Energy Engineers (AEE).

He is an expert in building simulation with experience in an array of building energy simulation software and ISO 50001 certification tools. Andrea is originally a graduate of the Politecnico di Milano where he obtained a BSc(Eng) in Building Engineering in 2005. 

In 2007 he was also awarded a summa cum laude Master of Science degree in Building Engineering. During the master’s degree program, he was awarded an Erasmus Scholarship and studied at University College Cork in the academic year 2005/2006. 

He pursued and was awarded a Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from the National University of Ireland Galway (NUIG) with a Ph.D. topic of providing support to the energy manager in improving the building operation strategy with considerations on building energy use and occupant comfort throughout the building lifecycle. 

After his Ph.D. Andrea was awarded an industrially supported Postdoctoral Fellow co-funded by IRCSET (Irish Research Council for Science Engineering and Technology) as part of the Enterprise Ireland Partnership Scheme and D’Appolonia Spa in Italy. 

Andrea brings with him a balance of field and research experience including FP7 projects for energy efficiency with a targeted focus on office buildings, airports, sports facilities, and schools.

Show Highlights

  • Play sustainability Legos to inspire your direction.
  • Aims and innovative solutions and technologies to speed up change to the construction industry and the real estate industry.
  • Research-funded projects to support green building consulting and projects.
  • R2M focus and industry impact
    1.  Making buildings more digitally sustainable and eco-digital.
    1. Understanding new European directive for building energy efficiency.
    2. Educating stakeholders to manage their own assets. 
    3. A framework for digital initial log books directly working with requirements and guidelines for green building.
    4. The unique approach to digitizing and keeping digital data available for buildings during daylight time.
  • Providing internal occupants with digital solutions that maintain better conditions.
  • Understanding the difference between the European Green Deal and EU taxonomy mandates and priorities. 
  • The secret to growing a sizable business for budding entrepreneurs. 
  •  Transform buildings into digital assets. 

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