Steering Committee


Carlo Battisti

Degree in Civil Engineering from the Politecnico of Milan, about twenty years of experience in construction companies with different roles: technical department, sales manager, project management and technical director. Master of Management and Organizational Development at MIP International Business School. Certified Project Manager IPMA®. LEED®, Living Future and WELL Accredited Professional. GBC Home AP, GBC Historic Building AP. USGBC® and WELL Faculty™.

Since 2009, he has been working with IDM South Tyrol (Italy) as an innovation manager in the Ecosystem Construction. From 2010 to 2011, he worked with the Energy and Environment Cluster of Trentino as manager of the business unit for sustainable products. From 2015 to 2016, he was the co-owner of a startup focused on LEED consulting.
In 2015, he co-founded the Living Future Italy Collaborative.

Since 2017, he’s working with Eurac Research as Chair and Project Manager of the COST Action 16114 RESTORE (REthinking Sustainability TOwards a Regenerative Economy). The RESTORE COST Action (2017-2021) will affect a paradigm shift towards restorative sustainability for new and existing buildings and space design across Europe, through the collaboration of 160+ researchers from 40 European countries.

Since 2018 he is European Executive Director for the International Living Future Institute and now President at Living Future Europe. The Institute’s mission will hasten the change and provide needed direction towards a regenerative design transition in Europe. It is actively pursuing European market alignment and adaptations of the Living Building Challenge (LBC).

Vice President

Martin Brown

Martin is an innovative sustainability ‘provocateur’, advocate and business improvement consultant with his Fairsnape practice, based in the Forest of Bowland, Lancashire UK.

Building on his 45 years UK and overseas experience in project management, business improvement and sustainability he now supports many leading organisations and practices.

Martin explores our sustainable future, sharing powerful messages and inspiring stories, highlighting the tough choices we face and the opportunities we have to create a better tomorrow.

From understanding climate change, reconnecting with nature, rethinking carbon management and the materials we use in our buildings, he acknowledges we can all imagine better and provokes improvement.

Our built environment is facing an avalanche of disruptive change; methods of design and construction; digital technical and financial; social and climate imperatives; shifts in investment and a new understanding of how we value buildings. Some of these disruptions are from within our sector, far many more are external. Martin alerts us to the next and emerging issues that organisations must address now for a sustainable and future built environment sector.

Author of FutuREstorative, Working Towards a New Sustainability, RIBA 2016. Co-Founder and Vice Chair of RESTORE (Rethinking Sustainability Towards a Regenerative Economy), a 4 Year EU Cost Action research network. Founder of the Living Building Challenge UK Collaborative and advisor to the Cuerden Valley Park Visitor Center, the first LBC registered project in UK. Co-Founder of online construction carbon tool, ConstructCO2

Secretary and SC Member

James Connelly

One of the most influential leaders in the corporate sustainability and green building movement today, James Connelly is the Chief Executive Officer of My Green Lab. James is a frequent keynote speaker on regenerative design, sustainable business, and laboratory sustainability.

He is an avid writer, and his research and commentary have been featured in news outlets such as China Dialogue, CGTN TV, Engineering News Record, Building Green, Trim Tab, Sustainable Brands, and GreenBiz.

Before joining My Green Lab, James was the Vice President of Strategic Growth for the International Living Future Institute, where he led international growth strategy and became a founding board member of Living Future Institute Europe. During his time at ILFI, James created several leading-edge sustainability programs, including Declare, an innovative ingredient transparency label for non-toxic building products, Living Product Challenge, the world’s most advanced sustainability standard for building products, Just, a social equity label for organizations, and Zero Carbon Building Certification.

James has won numerous scholarships and awards for his research and work; notably, he received a 2012 Fulbright Fellowship to research on green building rating systems in China, was selected as a Greenbiz 30 under 30 Sustainable Business Leader in 2016, and a Net Zero Energy Trailblazer in 2019.

SC Member

Lindsay Baker

As CEO of the International Living Future Institute, Lindsay Baker is the organization’s chief strategist, charged with delivering on its mission to lead the transformation toward a civilization that is socially just, culturally rich, and ecologically restorative.

Lindsay is a climate entrepreneur, experienced in launching and growing innovative businesses. She interned at the Southface Institute in Atlanta before entering Oberlin College to earn a BA in Environmental Studies. She was one of the first 40 staff members at the U.S. Green Building Council, working to develop consensus about what the LEED rating system would become. She then earned an MS from the University of California at Berkeley in Architecture, with a focus on Building Science, and spent five years as a building science researcher at the UC Berkeley Center for the Built Environment.

Lindsay applied her experience around the study of heat, light, and human interactions in buildings to a role with Google’s Green Team, and later co-founded a smart buildings start-up called Comfy, which grew over five years to 75 employees and a global portfolio of clients. She was the first Global Head of Sustainability and Impact at WeWork, where she built the corporate sustainability team and programs from scratch. Lindsay is a Senior Fellow at the Rocky Mountain Institute, and a lecturer at UC Berkeley. She serves on several non-profit boards, and is an advisor and board member for numerous climate tech startups.


EU Projects

Loredana Stasisin

Having a strong focus on the integration of the architectural heritage in the urban development process, her professional profile has benefited from different types of project work and collaborations that nourished her interest in the social aspects and, in general, interdisciplinary approaches in sustainable development of our societies. In 2006, she started documenting architectural heritage through systematic on-site observation. Shortly after, she began to translate this experience into structured methods of bottom-up urban analysis aiming for the reactivation of the architectural heritage. In 2017, she received the award for best paper on 'Authenticity and Built Heritage' at the REHAB International Conference in Portugal for a bottom-up comparative urban analysis methodology meant to identify local specificities. In 2018, following a two-year post-master's program, 'DSA Architecture et Patrimoine', she was accredited by the French Ministry of Culture as an architectural heritage specialist.

As an architect, since 2008, she had the opportunity to explore, in an international setting [Bucharest / New York / Paris / Brussels], large-scale mixed-use projects aiming for LEED, HQE or Living Building Challenge labels. In 2020, she co-founded ALA Studio in Bucharest, an Architecture office focused on the integrative restoration of historical monuments.

In 2021, she joined LFE as vice-chair for the Technical Advisory Group and engaged in NEB related activities and projects.

Stephen R. Kellert Biophilic Design Award

Rita Trombin

Rita is an environmental psychologist, specialized in biophilic design, with the mission of helping people reconnect with nature, especially in urban and indoor spaces, where most of the world's population spends 90% of their time every day. She lived, travelled and did research in over 30 countries. Each of these environments has contributed to shape her as a researcher, lecturer, consultant, editor and public speaker. On an inside-outside continuum, she works on sustaining people to take care of themselves by taking care of their environments –together generating a positive impact on communities as well as the environment they live in.
The Biophilic Society

Nuria Muñoz

My first 5 years of work (1999-2004) were at Procter and Gamble and Bridgestone Europe in Marketing and product planning. I have contributed to launch and design winter tyres for the European market and have trained dozens of CEOs all around Europe.
From 2004 to 2019 I have owned my wholesale and retail company in Fashion - (VG Fashion & Fashionality bvba) and successfully expanded the company to 8 retail locations all around Belgium.
In 2019, I decided, together with my husband, to follow our dreams: we sold our companies and moved to Spain-Valencia with our 3 kids and our dog. In March 2020, I founded my interior design company Habitarmonia (Habitat + Harmony).
I advocate the use of ‘biophilic design’ principles to stimulate the adoption of happier, healthier places to live & more productive places to work.
European Stakeholder Engagement

Alice Sparks

At Living Future Europe, Alice leads European stakeholder engagement in Brussels, the heart of the EU, to bring conversations forward about climate, nature, zero-carbon, circular economy and the built environment. Alice started her career when she launched and managed Invisible Manchester, a branch of Invisible Cities.

Alice holds a first class degree in Politics and Modern History from the University of Manchester. She was awarded a scholarship to study on the Masters of Urban Studies programme in Brussels. Since returning to studying in September 2021, she has remained proactive and enthusiastic to gain more experience and plant her roots in Brussels.

Advisory Board


Gwennaële Chabroullet

Gwennaële Chabroullet is a specialist in the implementation of real estate policies and sustainable building projects.
She has in-depth knowledge of high environmental quality standards, in particular HQE, BREEAM, LEED, WELL, etc., and of project management, combined with 14 years of experience in real estate and facilities management consulting. She is currently leading several environmental consulting and certification projects for new or existing buildings.
She is an HQE International, BREEAM Assessor, LEED Accredited Professional, WELL AP referent and auditor for the BREEAM In Use and HQE Exploitation building standards. She is the company's representative on the technical committees for the deployment of foreign benchmarks in France (BREEAM and LEED).
She provides training and communication on the theme of high environmental quality.

Alice Corovessi

Alice Corovessi studied Business Administration, Marketing, and Computer Programming and started her career in Tourism and Real Estate. Since 2009 she has been actively involved in promoting energy efficiency and sustainability in the building sector and the built environment. Her key focus is the design, development, and implementation of strategies for medium and large-scale "green" projects that seek to spread their commitments to the values of sustainability and resilience. She is among the co-founders and Managing Director of INZEB (, a non-profit organisation active in energy and sustainability research and advocacy activities. She works closely with EU institutions and participates as a project manager and key expert in numerous research projects funded by the European Commission and other funding bodies.
Her personal interests include the social aspects of energy and in this context, she is the co-author of four books on energy poverty alleviation. In 2017 she received the Energy Professional Development Award - Western Europe Region from the Association of Energy Engineers in the USA for her achievements regarding the development of the energy engineering and management profession in Western Europe. She serves as the Vice-Chair of the Renovate Europe Campaign for the years 2022 and 2023 and she is BoD Member of the Hellenic Dutch Association of Trade and Business.

Bruno Deraedt

Partner at BAST architects & engineers and chairman at VIBE vzw. A well-known voice in Flanders on environmental responsibility and healthy buildings. As an engineering architect, he gained a reputation in the field of sustainable construction, technical installations, and energy calculations. An altruist who always makes the connection between ecology and the housing social dimensions. Owner at, 1st LBC registered project in Belgium and 1st LBC historical building renovation in Europe. Living Future Hero.

Enrico Frizzera

CEO and General Manager of Holding Manni Group SpA. Member of the board as President or Vice President in controlled companies. Main areas of responsibility: International Business Development, Human Resources Development, Sustainability, M&A, Audit and Organization.
Advisory Board UniCredit Nord-Est since 2018
Board Member Spreentech (start-up accelerator) – Polo Edilizia 4.0 Rovereto since 2022

Emmanuel Pauwels

Emmanuel Pauwels, studied Applied Economic Sciences and worked for 15+ years in a variety of functions and locations in an international company active in the Energy Sector. In 2008 he became passionate about sustainable development and founded Green Living Projects, a green building consultancy based in Barcelona, Spain. He became a LEED AP and worked on some of the first buildings seeking LEED certification in Spain. In 2015 he became a USGBC Faculty, a recognition for his skills as instructor, teacher and facilitator with deep expertise in the built environment.
Always looking at what´s beyond, he became involved with the Living Building Challenge certification, obtained Living Future Accreditation and co-founded the Spain Living Future Collaborative in 2016. The renovation of his house in the north of Spain became the first building to be LBC certified in Europe. In 2019, he graduated as a Regenerative Practitioner with the Regenesis Group and continued his learning journey towards regenerative leadership. In 2023 he co-founded “A Regenerative Place”, a non-profit that supports those active in the built environment in their individual and collective journeys of transformation towards a world that gives us hope of a viable future in which all life can thrive.

Giulia Peretti

Giulia Peretti is ESG and sustainability officer at Real I.S. in Munich, Bavarian State Bank's fund serviceprovider specializing in real estate investments.
In this role, she is responsible for the coordination and development of ESG topics within the Real I.S.Group at corporate and product level. Her focus topics are EU Taxonomy, SDFR, Decarbonisation andCRREM alignment as well as sustainability reporting.
She has a degree in architecture with specialization in architecture for sustainability and is a DGNBauditor and expert for sustainable building. Peretti started her career in various architectural offices untilshe joined the international engineering company "Werner Sobek" in 2008 as a project manager andsustainability consultant. There, Peretti was team manager for sustainability, building physics andcertification, focusing on sustainability topics in the construction sector, such as decarbonization, energyefficiency, sustainable building materials and circular economy as well as building certifications.

Alessandro Rancati

Alessandro is an architect and designer trained at the Politecnico of Milano.
His professional trajectory starts with a position as design coordinator at the Domus Academy Research Centre, Milanand continues in Miami and Barcelona as founder of two design studios.
He contributed to establish design for policy at the European Commission's EU Policy Lab and had a key role in theearly development of the New European Bauhaus and of its community. With Dave Snowden, he co-wrote "Managingcomplexity (and chaos) in times of crisis".
Alessandro is currently bringing regenerative practices to policy-making, place-making and entrepreneurship at