Director Energy Action
Kevin O’Rourke is an independent specialist in sustainable energy policies, technologies and practices, with over 40 years experience in the fields of energy efficiency, renewable energy and environmental protection, mainly in the built environment, nationally and internationally. For 14 years, he was a senior manager in SEAI, leading a number of key national programmes, including implementation of the EU Energy Performance of Buildings Directive. He previously worked in the Irish Energy Centre, the European Commission, Eolas – the Irish Science & Technology Agency, the Institute for Industrial Research & Standards, Taylor Woodrow Research Laboratories UK and UCD School of Architecture. He is a former member of the Building Regulations Advisory Body, Chair of the Energy – Environment Division of Engineers Ireland, and is currently Chair of the Irish Green Building Council.