Elisabeth O’Brien is a Chartered Architect (RIAI) and Sustainable Energy Engineer, previously managing an architectural practice for 17 years by specialising in the design and construction of sustainable retrofitting and new builds. She is the DASBE Manager (Digital Academy for the Sustainable Built Environment) at the Technological University of the Shannon (TUS): Midwest, developing new programmes to enable career progression pathways in collaboration with and for the construction industry. She has extensive experience in sustainable energy efficient design and project management within the construction sector and has a wealth of knowledge on renewables, energy auditing, sustainable techniques and technologies. She carries out various Train the Trainer and e-Training courses, as well as presenting at many Energy and Sustainability forums In Ireland and across Europe. Lis has developed a number of training programmes such as the suite of NZEB courses for the Irish ETBs, VET curricular across Europe in energy efficiency, circular economy and digitalisation, BIMzeED and Green Public Procurement training for the construction industry. Lis is involved in a number of BIM and NZEB expert panels including the National Specifications Skills for NZEB in Ireland, the EWI, External Wall Insulation expert panel, EU Pact for Skills and an active member of the National Standards Authority for Ireland, NSAI e-committees for Slating & Tiling and NSAI Retrofit SR54 for Existing Dwellings.