Stephen Richardson is Director of the Europe Regional Network, coordinating the work and collaboration of 20+ Green Building Councils and eight regional partners.
He is also World Green Building Council’s (WorldGBC) representative in the EU Sustainable Finance Platform, helping lead the development of the EU’s Green Taxonomy.
Previously, Stephen was WorldGBC’s Head of Projects and led the Europe Network’s Energy Efficient Mortgages project. This ground breaking EU funded project has launched a pilot with 60+ of Europe’s largest banks, leveraging mortgages as a tool to finance energy efficiency improvements in buildings.
Stephen is a building services engineer and has worked in consultancy, local government and industrial research. He has expertise in energy and carbon reduction in buildings.
Prior to joining WorldGBC, he completed an industry based doctorate (EngD) with Sainsbury’s and the University of Reading, focusing on embodied carbon and uncertainty in carbon based design and investment decisions for buildings.
Stephen is based in Germany.