Susana Paardekooper joined the Copenhagen Centre for Energy Efficiency as a Project Associate in January 2018, working on the District Energy Initiative. Her contribution towards the project, at 40% FTE, is primarily in the development and review of the tools, assessment methodologies, and capacity building activities. She is concurrently undertaking a PhD in sustainable heating and cooling strategies in 100% renewable energy systems at Aalborg University. She holds a MSc. (Eng.) Sustainable Cities and a BSc. in Environmental Economics. Her other experiences include working in the philanthropic sector and for an industry association.