Vice President, Danfoss
Head of Group Public Affairs and Sustainability at Danfoss
Head of Global Public Affairs, Danfoss Climate Solutions
Over 75% of total greenhouse gas emissions worldwide are related to the production and consumption of energy. Heating and cooling accounts for half of the total final energy consumption, most of it still relying on fossil fuels. Clearly, if we want to achieve the 1.5°C goal, we must tackle heating and cooling. The good news is that technologies are readily available. A systemic approach is required, where we move away from silos and look at the synergies between heating and cooling, the phase-out of fossil fuels and the transition to renewables, the role of district energy and the active management of energy flows on the demand side. This presentation will focus on the necessity of system integration, highlighting stumbling blocks and opportunities, including the role of an enabling policy framework.
Andrea’s experience in the HVACR industry spans over two decades. In 2021, she joined Danfoss Climate Solutions as Head of Global Public Affairs and Member of the Strategy & Sustainability Team. Prior to Danfoss, for the past 12 years, she was leading the European Partnership for Energy and the Environment (EPEE), a major Brussels based industry association advocating for sustainable heating and cooling technologies at EU and at global level. Previous assignments included roles in sales, marketing and communication. Andrea holds master degrees in public administration (MPA)and in applied linguistic science, as well as a marketing degree. She is a member of ASHRAE and of the German HVACR Engineers Association DKV.