Serban Danciu

It is not enough to be good. You must be good for something. Tudor Arghezi

The team at BPIE is mourning the loss of Serban Danciu on OCtober 12th, 2021. Serban was with the organisation for more than a decade, leading the activities of the think tank in Romania. He was a passionate networker and convener, making sure that BPIE’s work was seen and recognised in Romania and beyond. He was instrumental in growing the energy efficiency market in Romania, in creating BPIE’s reputation, and was a tireless advocate for policies and programmes which would lead to better buildings with a lower climate impact. Numerous times he was the host of lively and constructive debates between stakeholders and policymakers with a view to build consensus for the benefit of all.

Serban was a man of great integrity and kindness. At our regular BPIE team meetings he  shared new political insights from on the ground, and listened and engaged with all members of the team, treating each person with importance and always providing a wealth of knowledge. He was extremely generous with his time; many of us have fond memories of receiving Serban’s royal treatment during events in Romania, where he would take special care that we came away with a better understanding of the local culture and history. It’s hard to believe he’s gone, but we are sure that his life and work will continue to make an impact beyond what we are able to measure. We are all deeply grateful to have had the chance to know him and work with him.

We will miss “our man in Bucharest”.

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