Director Energy Efficiency and Buildings, Austrian Federal Ministry for Sustainability and Tourism
Heidelinde Adensam is working in the energy sector since her master theses in 1995, when she assessed the economic performance of biomass district heating systems and the impact of heat density variation on the economics of district heating systems. After completing the master theses at the Institute for Public Finance and Infrastructure Policy at Technical University of Vienna she continued to work at the institute in the field of economic assessment, cost benefit analysis and input output analysis. Some years later she managed projects at the Austrian Institute for Ecology and the Institute for Social Ecology at the Alpen Adria University in the field of economic ecology modelling (Input-Output-Models, System Dynamics and Agent Based Models), economic assessment of renewable energy and resources and energy efficiency projects, life cycle and scenario analysis. In 2006 Ms. Adensam changed to the Austrian Energy Agency where she mainly coordinated the tasks of the Austrian Energy Efficiency Monitoring Body. Since 2011 she is working at the Federal Government, first in the Ministry for Science, Research and Economy, leading the division for energy balances and energy efficiency. Since July 2018 she is responsible for Energy Efficiency and Buildings in the Federal Ministry for Sustainability and Tourism.