Lena Domröse is a Senior Manager in the work areas of sustainable consumption, energy efficiency, digitalisation and labelling. For her work at adelphi, she develops concepts and strategies for reducing the energy consumption of end users with the help of digital devices. Furthermore, Lena is supporting the German Federal Environment Agency (UBA) and the German Ministry for Environment (BMU) in various projects in the field of sustainable consumption and is active in the area of strategic foresight.
Lena has many years of experience in leading sustainability projects on behalf of the European Commission, in supporting stakeholder networks and in formulating background papers, studies, and political position papers. In addition to her strong knowledge of building insulation and energy efficiency in households, her expertise extends to the topics of the circular economy, eco-labelling, waste management, and environmental communications. Through experience working and studying in France and the USA, she also gained extensive intercultural competencies.
At adelphi, she is currently working on multiple projects as part of the EU framework programme Horizon 2020, initiated by the European Commission. Her work is focused on developing strategies for changing consumers’ energy consumption behaviour and putting into place information and communications strategies targeting retail and private households. In addition, Lena is developing application strategies and business models for her projects' results, performing qualitative and quantitative data analyses and developing policy recommendations.
Prior to joining adelphi, Lena worked at the Deutsche Umwelthilfe e.V. on issues of circular economy and energy efficiency, and carried out projects relating to building efficiency, waste reduction, and recycling. She also spent four years working at BIO Intelligence Service (now: Deloitte) in Paris, where she coordinated European sustainability projects on the EU Ecolabel, environmental communications, and on European waste policy. Whilst at BIO, she was also responsible for the conception and implementation of an in-house education module on improving employee’s personal and professional communication. She gained additional career experience at the Earth Island Institute in California, USA, and at the Berliner Energieagentur, Germany.
Lena studied North American studies, political science, and sociology at the Freie Universität and the Humboldt Universität in Berlin, and spent a semester abroad at the École normale supérieure de Cachan (ENS), near Paris. In the course of her master’s thesis on the history of US air pollution reduction policies, she also attended the master’s course on public and private environmental management at the Freie Universität Berlin, Germany.