Scientific Advisory Committee

Scientific Advisory Committee

The Scientific Advisory Committee (SAC) operates as an advisory board to the CRREM project consortium. External members will be accomplished scholars at universities and think-tanks with relevant professional and policy experience and can bring in industry-based expertise to the CRREM project. The SAC will consist of at least one representative from each region; Europe, North America, and Asia.

The SAC members will provide valuable contribution to the scientific and technical integrity of the project outputs, most notably the methodology underlying the decarbonization pathways across countries and property types. Moreover, the SAC will serve as expert reviewers and provide independent consolidated statements of assessments and advice of the project methodology and challenging outcomes to ensure market acceptance and credibility. The EIC helps to ensure that the CRREM tool fulfils industry needs by ensuring contextual relevancy and alignment to industry expectations. To achieve this, the SAC will engage in project meetings in order to share specialized technical expertise throughout and review existing project documentation including assumptions and data sources.

The Scientific Advisory Committee is comprised of the following members:

Dr. Georgia Warren-Myers

Senior Lecturer in Property
Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning
Melbourne School of Design

Dr Warren-Myers about CRREM: “I’d like to commend the authors on an exceptional tool and the breadth of its considerations and its practical capacity for implementation into business and real estate life cycle analysis and planning. The ability to be able to examine individual assets and then to a portfolio level provides great capabilities in providing additional guidance to decision-makers in the real estate or funds management areas. Particularly, in identifying stranded assets, but also being able to assess a likely timeframe in which the asset should be retrofitted, or sold on.”

Dr Georgia Warren-Myers is a Certified Practising Valuer in Australia and works for the University of Melbourne in the Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning. Her expertise is in the valuation of residential and commercial property, with a research focus on the value of sustainability and implications of climate change for property values, development and property stakeholders.

Prof. Andy van den Dobbelsteen, PhD MSc

Professor of Climate Design & Sustainability
Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment
Delft University of Technology

Prof. Andy von den Dobbelsteen about CRREM: “The work done so far is impressive, my respect for that.”

Andy van den Dobbelsteen is full professor of Climate Design & Sustainability at the Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment of TU Delft. He is Principal Investigator with the Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Metropolitan Solutions (AMS), advisory board member of the Dutch Green Building Council (DGBC), NL Greenlabel and active in various committees and juries. Andy has led national and international research projects, written numerous publications and recently he presented a carbon roadmap for TU Delft. His expertise is in Zero-Energy Design and energy consumption and sustainability. Andy became Knight in the Order of the Dutch Lion for his work in the field of sustainability. In 2019 he received the Academic Society Award from KIVI, the Dutch Royal Institute of Engineers, for the way he communicates scientific knowledge to society.

Dr. Paul Mathew

Staff Scientist and Department Head
of Whole Building Systems,
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL)

“I think the CRREM tool is especially notable because it approaches carbon risk from the stance and perspective of real estate portfolio owners and managers, presenting results in a manner that is relevant and meaningful for portfolio decision-makers. Two other key strengths of the tool are: a) it allows for inputs and analysis at both the asset and portfolio level; and b) it includes pathways for a host of countries – which is important for companies with global portfolios.  I think the integration with GRESB reduces the data entry burden and improves adoption potential.  I’ve observed growing interest in CRREM from various US stakeholders which bodes well for its application in the US and beyond.”

Dr Paul Mathew completed his Master’s degree in Architecture, and his Ph.D. in Building Performance and Diagnostics at the Carnegie Mellon University. He is Department Head of Whole Building Systems at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in the Building Technology & Urban Systems Division, where he conducts applied research and market transformation activities on energy use in buildings. His expertise is on integrated building systems, energy epidemiology, benchmarking tools, and energy-related risk analysis for building valuation and resilience. Dr Mathew has authored over 100 technical papers, articles and reports and received a U.S. presidential award for federal energy efficiency in 2007.