Emmanuelle Causse

Emmanuelle joined UIPI in 2009 to lead the Brussels office, act as a representative toward EU institutions and prepare as well as defend the positions of the organisation on all EU topics relevant to private property owners and the real estate sector. Throughout her years at UIPI, Emmanuelle gained a strong expertise in building  related matters, in particular energy efficiency and sustainability. She represented private property owners in  numerous EU experts groups on these issues and ran, on behalf of UIPI, several EU projects on energy efficiency. Emmanuelle is also currently co-chairing the European Housing Forum and is a member of the Board of Trustees of the International Property Measurement Standards.

Emmanuelle started her career in EU Affairs in 2001, working for different organisations, including the European Parliament, a well-known think tank, a regional office and a wide European umbrella association. She was also a researcher on EU policy at the Austrian Institute for Advanced Studies (IHS). She graduated from the Institute of Political Sciences Toulouse (‘Sciences Po’), as well as the Law School of Toulouse, France. She also holds a Master Degree in EU Affairs from the University of Aalborg, Denmark. A French national, she is also fluent in English and German.

The EU Experts Groups and Stakeholders consultative bodies Emmanuelle was recently involved in include:

  • Energy Efficiency Financial Institutions Group (EEFIG), DG Energy (on-going)
  • Working Group on Resource Efficiency in Buildings, DG ENVI (on-going)
  • Construction 2020 Working Groups and High Level Forum, DG Growth (on-going)
  • Consultative group on Construction Sector Observatory (on-going)
  • Expert Group on the comparative methodology for cost-optimal levels of minimum energy performance

requirements – EPBD requirements (2011)

  • Stakeholder meetings on water efficiency in buildings (2011)
  • Stakeholder meetings on the Voluntary Certification Scheme for non-residential buildings – EPBD

requirements (2011-2012 – did not participate further to the meetings, but still follow the process)

  • Several High level Stakeholder meetings on the Energy Efficiency, etc.