Stephen Richardson is Head of Projects, Europe Regional Network. He is responsible for the Europe network’s project work and future project pipeline as well as helping to deepen European GBCs’ engagement in global projects. He is also overseeing the launch of the Europe network’s new ‘Think Tank’, an important thought leadership platform for the cutting edge work of its members.
Previously, Stephen was Technical Lead for the WorldGBC Europe Network’s Energy Efficient Mortgages project. This ground breaking EU funded project has launched a pilot with 45 of Europe’s largest banks to leverage mortgages as a tool to finance energy efficiency improvements in buildings.
Stephen is a chartered building services engineer and has worked in consultancy, local government and industrial research. He has expertise in energy and carbon reduction in buildings and has worked in building energy and sustainability certification. Prior to joining WorldGBC, he completed an industry based doctorate (EngD) with Sainsbury’s and the University of Reading, focusing on uncertainty in carbon based design and investment decisions for buildings.
Steven is also a co-author of World GBC’s new report Bringing Embodied Carbon Upfront.