All our team members have been personally trained for former US vice president Al Gore in communicating the reality of climate change. At the moment we have a team of two, and we plan to grow. But we also have plenty of brilliant minded associates and can tailor a team to whatever your needs might be.

Raoul Empey, Principal Consultant BA BAI, MSc, CEng MIEI, CEM-I

Raoul became a Climate Reality Leader in 2015 at a training in Miami by former US Vice President Al Gore. He is also a Certified Energy Manager with the Association of Energy Engineers (CEM) and a Chartered Engineer with Engineers Ireland (CEng) with a background in the construction industry. He started out as a consulting civil and structural engineer in London before travelling the world and then settling down in Co. Wicklow.

But he doesn’t just collect letters after his name. He has been an energy advisor on the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland’s (SEAI) panels for its public sector and industry programmes since 2012. He mentors some of Bord Bia’s clients on writing sustainability plans under its Origin Green programme. And he works with a whole raft of private sector clients ranging from large enterprises with multinational presences to newly sprung microenterprises setting out on their journey.

The bit he enjoys most is engaging with people, be they chief executives, energy managers or marketing teams. He doesn’t really mind as long as they show an interest in sustainability. Raoul has assisted numerous large and small organisations realise valuable energy cost savings through energy management training and energy audits. And when not doing sustainability, Raoul enjoys performing with his cellist and songwriting wife, Vyvienne Long (but don’t ask him to play piano… the last gig was probably a year ago).

Franziska Weissoertel, Carbon and Energy Analyst BSc, Msc

Franziska started working with Sustineo as a carbon and energy analyst 2017 and has been working on environmental projects in different countries since 2013. Amongst others, she managed a project related to environmental education and waste management in Cameroon and founded the project ‘Toranam – sustainable development through agroforestry, environmental education and green energy’ in South India. And she just won a €20,000 Google Impact Challenge for this project. Well done Franziska!