Andrea Costa is a qualified chartered engineer and a registered Commissioning Authority (CxA). He is a building energy rating (BER) assessor in Italy and a Certified Energy Manager (CEM) affiliated to the Association of Energy Engineers (AEE). He is expert in building simulation with experience on an array of building energy simulation software and ISO 50001 certification tools. Andrea is originally a graduate from the Politecnico di Milano where he obtained a BSc(Eng) in Building Engineering in 2005. In 2007 he was also awarded a summa cum laude Masters of Science degree in Building Engineering. During the master degree programme, he was awarded an Erasmus Scholarship and studied at University College Cork in the academic year 2005/2006. He pursued and was awarded a PhD in Civil Engineering from the National University of Ireland Galway (NUIG) with a PhD topic of providing support to the energy manager in improving the building operation strategy with considerations on building energy use and occupant comfort throughout the building lifecycle. After his PhD, Andrea was awarded an industrially supported Postdoctoral Fellow co-funded by IRCSET (Irish Research Council for Science Engineering and Technology) as part of the Enterprise Ireland Partnership Scheme and D’Appolonia Spa in Italy. Andrea brings with him a balance of field and research experience including FP7 projects for energy efficiency with targeted focus for office buildings, airports, sport facilities, and schools.
Since 2012 he has returned to Italy, setting up a consulting company, R2M Solution Srl (a member of GBC Italia), with whom he continues his work in European research projects and the technology transfer of innovative solutions to the market and applies his simulation and efficiency skills. energy and commissioning in the context of several LEED certification projects. He coordinated the Cx activities in the Antirion Meravigli Camperio building in Milan (2014-2016), the energy modeling and the EA credits in several projects including: Torri Ligini of TIM at the Eur in Rome (2015-2016), New Thermal Center in Pozza di Fassa (2016-2017) and the IULM in Milan at the Cascina Moncucco (2016).