Andreas Gyr is Google’s Real Estate and Workplace Services (REWS) Sustainability Lead for Europe, Middle East and Africa. In this capacity, he collaborates with design, construction and operations teams across Google’s office portfolio in EMEA to operationalise sustainability initiatives and investigate emerging technologies and processes that positively impact the office’s water and carbon footprint, as well as promote user experience and health within the built environment.
Andreas has been with Google’s REWS Sustainability Team since 2011, and has played a key role on many leading projects at Google, including 6 Pancras Square in London—the first International Living Future Institute (ILFI) certified project in Europe and first Zero Carbon certified project in the world. Over his career he has been a BuildingTransparency.org Board member, LEED AP, USGBC Faculty and Living Future Hero. He recently relocated from San Francisco to St Albans, England with his family and loves biking through Hertfordshire on weekends.
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