Director Districts & Cities at dena | GermanySusanne Schmelcher is Director Districts & Cities at the German Energy Agency GmbH (dena). Before this, she worked in various planning and engineering offices in England and China. In her previous roles with dena, Susanne was involved in the analysis and strategy development for international energy efficiency markets, the development and implementation of building standards and certification systems, and the creation of integrated urban energy concepts. She is currently working on the topics of climate-neutral districts and urban energy system transformation with a focus on transformation strategies for the heating sector. She holds a diploma in architecture and a master’s in engineering.