Irena Kondratenko

Summary of energy efficiency expertise

(2016-present) Consultant / Owner XLNCE Energy Efficiency & EU Funding Consultancy Over 13 years of my international expertise with EU Research and Innovation Framework Programme projects as well as thematic field expertise in Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Systems is used to support organisations developing research and collaboration projects within the current Horizon 2020 Work Programme in several areas: Secure, Clean and Efficient Energy; Smart and Sustainable Cities; Energy Efficient Buildings; Horizon Prizes in Energy Innovation and the SME Instrument. Offering high quality expertise to all elements and phases of an H2020 project proposal, in response to the client's need. Our services provide advice, support, coordination & management and/or capacity building activities. (2009-2016) Researcher & Development Coordinator Passive House Platform, Antwerp, Belgium. Acquisition of EU collaborative projects, international networking and partnering, whole proposal development. Coordinating project work implementation, use of budget, reaching impact through up scaling, communication, dissemination activities. In-house guidance of researchers working on EU projects (Intelligent Energy Europe, ERA-NET Eracobuild, INTERREG, Leonardo Lifelong Learning). (2007-2009) Researcher Energy research Centre of the Netherlands (ECN), Efficiency & Infrastructure Unit: Energy Technology in the Built Environment Group, Petten, the Netherlands. Preparing research project proposals and working on various projects from the Intelligent Energy Europe and FP7 programme. Developing Novel building concepts with high efficiency and integration of innovative systems. (2005-2007) Research Manager Energy Research Group (ERG), University College Dublin, Ireland. Project Leader, Intelligent Energy Europe: “PEP, Promotion of European Passive Houses”. Evaluator “House of Tomorrow R & D Programme” Sustainable Energy Ireland Instructor BER, Building Energy Rating Assessor Training Course for Irish Architects. (2004-2005) Researcher Scottish Energy Systems (SESG), University of Strathclyde, Glasgow UK Team member REASURE project providing advice and support for renewable energy technologies in buildings. Involved in consultancy “PV, photovoltaics solar conservatories” for the IT Power. INVITED EXPERT EXPERIENCE: Expert Panel, Thematic Expertise: Energy (2016) The Research Foundation Flanders, PhD fellowships strategic basic research. PhD applications evaluator and in the Experts Panel as expert on Energy. H2020 Thematic Field Expertise: Energy Efficiency and Renewables Expert (2016-2017) European Commission Directorate-General for Research and Innovation, Expert Group on evaluation methodologies for the interim and ex-post evaluations of Horizon 2020. Evaluator (2016) Societal Challenge: Secure, Clean and Efficient Energy, Horizon 2020. Rapporteur and Evaluator of research proposals, expert panel discussions, consensus reports. External Expert (2015-2016) Consultation Forum for Sustainable Energy in the Defence and Security Sector, European Defence Agency, Contribution to the Working Group 2: “Energy Efficiency”. Evaluator (2016) INNOCHEM, National Centre for Research and Development (NCRD), R&D Poland. Grants to SMEs and Research Organisations undertaking joint research for market applications. Evaluator (2014 and 2015) Energy, Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Evaluating research proposals, expert panel discussions, consensus reports. External Expert (2014) Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) programme on Local Employment and Economic Development (LEED), in particular “Skills for Green Growth” Participation in three roundtables in Flanders. Evaluator (2013) Polish-Norwegian Research Programme, Small Grant Scheme Evaluating proposals, consensus reports. Evaluator (2012) FP7-2013, large-scale integrating collaborative projects, energy efficient buildings Evaluating research proposals, expert panel discussions, consensus reports. External Expert (2011-2013) Executive Agency for Small and Medium Enterprises (EASME), “Build Up Skills”, Pillar I (focus on Energy Trainings for Builders) Expert in energy efficiency, EU exchange meetings, advising, reporting.

Area of expertise

Buildings, Renewables