Associate, Natural Capital Efficiency
Mr. Bijkerk has over two decades of leadership in ecologic sustainability in both large scale manufacturing and energy efficient product innovation. He analyzes the entire natural capital supply chain to make improvements from raw material sourcing to consumer product use and recycling. He is leading the industry at working toward a circular economy in the heating, ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC) market sector.
Mr. Bijkerk has in depth knowledge of manufacturing, thermodynamics and energy technology developments. He makes substantial impact by bringing a combination of technical, financial, commercial and political aspects to projects and initiatives he and his team take on. Technical innovations that Mr. Bijkerk has initiated include a unique hybrid heat pump, micro combined heating and power appliance (u-CHP), floor standing boilers, solar energy and an overall energy management system for domestic use. He has also been involved in the adjustment of standards and electricity law.
Mr. Bijkerk has a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering with a specialization in Energy from the HAN University. His outside interests include touring the world with his family, home building, catamaran sailing, and radio controlled ship modelling. He is fluent in Dutch and English and speaks German.