Michael Scharpf is Head Sustainable Construction at LafargeHolcim.
He coordinates sustainable construction activities across the Group including the definition, promotion, and target-setting of LafargeHolcim solutions for sustainable construction. The ambition is to provide tangible customer value with respect to the “Mexico Manifesto: Zero fossil energy – Zero emissions – Zero waste” which was developed during the LafargeHolcim Forum for Sustainable Construction held in Mexico City in 2010.
Michael Scharpf worked as a mason before studying architecture at Leibniz University Hannover, Germany and at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, USA. He holds an MBA from the University of Applied Sciences in Mainz, Germany and is a graduate of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) Leadership Programme in partnership with Yale University.
After assuming several roles as an architect and project manager, he joined the international consultancy firm Arcadis where he established the sustainable construction division. The unit performed consultancy services on energy use and resource efficient, safe and comfortable buildings, and conducted BREEAM, DGNB and LEED certifications.
In this position, Michael was a founding member of the German Sustainable Building Council (DGNB) in 2007 where he participated in the first-time development of the German Green Building Label. He is a DGNB-accredited auditor and a BREEAM DE Accredited Professional.
Michael Scharpf is Vice-Chair of the Concrete Sustainability Council (CSC), the leading global certification scheme for responsibly sourced concrete, cement and aggregates. As CSC co-founder and chair of the Technical Committee, he contributed to the successful deployment of the CSC certification system.