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Values

JOY / CURIOSITY / EXCELENCE / PERSEVERANCE / TRUTH / EMPATHY / AMAZEMENT / LONG-RUN / FOCUS / SPEED

I love spending time and working with joyful passionate people driven by curiosity with the ambition to achieve excellence. To get the bsest job done, you need perseverance and objective truth. Modesty helps you learn from mistakes and generate new creative ideas, while empathy and selflessness are prerequisites to function in great teams. This is how you achieve amazing results, for the short and long run, focusing on the right things at the right speed. (+)


My Work Activity

  • EFdeN – from students to designing homes and future cities :: Cofounder & CEO
  • energiaTa – creating a movement and changing the law :: Cofounder & JoAT
  • Future Energy Leaders Romania – it’s up to us to change :: Chairman
  • Global Shapers – empowering change at the local level :: Curator
  • nZEB Roadshow – accelerating transition to nZEB :: Expert
  • WeWilder, bringing people and nature back together :: Sustainability Advisor
  • Tabăra Meseriașilor, empowering technological highscools :: Mentor
  • Romania Green Building Council – co-creating Romania’s renovation strategy: Manager of Development & Strategy
  • PRISPA – the first Romanian team at Solar Decathlon :: Student Team Leader

International Working Groups

  • World Energy Council – Strategy and Communication Committee :: Member
  • G20 Global Solution – Working Group on Urbanization & Infrastructure :: Junior Expert & Economy & Wellbeing Working Group :: Member
  • Global Shapers Community, iniative of World Economic Forum :: Regional Lead, Climate Change and Sustainability
  • Future Energy Leaders 100, World Energy Council :: Co-chair of Development of New National FEL Programmes 
  • YOUNGO, UN-related constituency :: Member

Fellowships

  • Climate Reality Leadership Corps (2019) :: Training with Al Gore
  • ChangemakerXChange Berin (2019)
  • Global Youth Climate Network GYCN (2019) :: Climate Ambassador
  • Eisenhower Fellowships Youth Leaders (2018) :: Co-chair
  • Aspen Institute Romania Young Leaders Program 2017
  • UNLEASH, Singapore (2018)

Education

  • Harvard Kennedy School Executive Education – Climate Change Policy: Economics & Politics Course
  • altMBA (2020)
  • Becoming an Entrepreneur – MIT @edX
  • Lots of MOOC Courses
  • Technical University of Civil Engineering Bucharest :: Degree in Civil Engineering (2015)

Certifications

  • Passive House Designer – Passivhaus Institut (PHI)
  • LEED Green Rater (Certifier) – Green Business Certification
  • LEED Home AP (Accredited Professional) – Green Business Certificatio
  • Green Building Professional – Romanian Green Building Council
  • Sustainability Manager – Denkstatt ECQA Romania
  • Climate Reality Leader @ Climate Reality Training, Altanta

Awards & Recognition


Speaking Panels

2020: Energy Tech Day 2020 / Euro Urbanism

2019: TEDx Bucharest: Who builds the world we want to live in / Forbes 30 Under 30 e-summit / BIZ Days CSR: The secret formula for doing well while doing good

2017: Dec: One Planet Summit / 23 Mai: EY Romania – „25 de intrebari pentru viitorul României” / 11 Mai: Conferința 2017 InvestEnergy: R-evoluție în energie / 28-29 Martie: Tabăra Meseriașilor, Gorj / 18 Martie: Imagine you Future

2016:25 Noiembrie: ERICSSON Talks / 15 Noiembrie: Zilele BIZ, Ziua Inovației / 3 Noiembrie: HR Innovation Conference / 31 Octombrie: 9th Balkan Energy Finance Forum, Belgrade / 24 Octombrie: Aspen Energy Labs / 19 Octombrie: RoEnergy, Timișoara / 5 Iulie: Sustainable Buildings – ”A STEP INTO THE FUTURE” / 22 Iunie: European Parliament “Towards Sustainable Energy Sectors in Central and South East Europe: Success Stories” / 11 Mai: Forbes Future Innovation

2015: 17 Decembrie – Forumul CAESAR ”România în 3D” / 7 Decembrie – COP21 Agreement, Paris, Energy Climate House

2014: 18 Octombrie: Simpozion Arhitectura in Europa 2020 / 16 Octombrie: Conferinta despre constructiile sustenabile si eficienta energetica / 11 Martie: Mediul universitar si mediul de afaceri: 150 de ani de istorie

2013: 19 Octombrie: Cercetare în arhitectură şi design / 25 Mai: TEDx@Iași. Biblioteca Centrală Universitară, Iaşi / 20 Februarie: Conferința PV Romania | Hotel Intercontinental – București

2012: 17 Noiembrie: TEDx Youth@Reghin | Reghin


High-level Meetings

  • United Nations UN Climate Summit & General Assembly, NY, US (September 2019)
  • UN High-level Meeting: Climate Action Leaders’ Roundtables, NY, US (March 2019)
  • World Urban Forum, Kuala Lumpur (2018)
  • One Planet Summit, Paris (2017)
  • European Parliament, Bruxelles, Belgium (2016)
  • UN COP21, Paris (2015)

Media Coverage

2021: The Diplomat Bucharest | Invest Energy | e-nergia.ro

2020: Forbes Romania | Energy Industry Review | ziare.com 

2019: Digi24 Bonton | Ziarul Financiar | BrandMinds | Forbes Digi24 | Pandurul 

2018: Revista Cariere | Samsung Ad | European Heroes | Digi 24 | Business24 | Adevărul | Impact in Gorj | ProTV | Bursa | start-up | Antena3 | Business24 | Storia Movie | PhilipsLighting | Buhnici

2017: Revista BIZ| Antena 3| A List Magazine | ApropoTV | RealitateaTV | Observator – A1 | cult-ura | Viitorul României | TVR2 | DigiWorld | Radio Româna Actualități | Adevărul | Cult-ura | Ziarul Financiar | PressOne

2016: ProTV | Cariere | Let’s Do it Romania | RFI | DePoveste TVH | Gorj Domino | Tara lui Andrei | Forbes | RFI | Autor de frumos | Adevărul | Curs de Guvernare | Ager PresPandurulb365 | ZF Live

2015: Antena 1 | Adevărul | Antena3

2014: digi24 | Antena 1 | observator.tv | totb.ro | economica.net | forbes.ro | Romania Insider

2013: ecomagazin.ro | gen90.net | altiasi.ro | ziaruldeiasi.ro | radiolynx.ro | igloo.ro | green-report.ro | spatiulconstruit.ro | businessmagazin.ro | maimultverde.ro | arhitectura-1906.ro

2012:  zf.ro | businessmagazine.ro | zi-de-zi.ro | zf.ro | hotnews.ro


Trainings & Mentorship 

  • French Institute in Bucharest Workshop for NGOs – 2021
  • PENNY Workshop on Sustainability & Climate Change – 2020
  • Microsoft Workshop on Sustainability & Climate Change – 2020
  • HEEN Workshop Berlin – 2019
  • MENS – Ianuarie | Cluj – Training despre Sustenabilitate și Clădiri Verzi @2017
  • MSLGROUP The Practice – Sustainability Training @2016
  • MINDSHARE – Sustainability Training @2016
  • ROMSTAL – @2016 January – March | Craiova, Suceava, Arad, București, ”Sustainability Consultant Trainings”
  • ING Bank – @2014 August | Constanța – Training Eco-Tehnologii
  • OMV PETROM – Septembrie | Bran – Țara lui Andrei – Tabăra Meseriașilor 2016, @2017, 2018 & 2019 Mentor
  • Future Makers Mentor

Facilitaror & Moderator


Juror


Publishing


Hobbies & Passions

  • Sailing. Only in Romania and Greece so far.
  • Motocycling across Europe. Ideally alone.
  • Tennis. Before the pandemic it was more football
  • Piano. Still learning to play, but my dream is to write at least one great arrangement before I die

Collaborations

For workshops, training, speaking slots and partenerships, email at mihai@toaderpasti.com or via LinkedIn.


Short Bio + Photo Kit

Mihai Toader-Pasti devoted the past 10 years to designing and building internationally-awarded sustainable houses and aims to create the best home living experience in the future.

Through his work as co-founder and CEO of Romania’s most esteemed sustainability non-profit (EFdeN), their house prototypes won 40+ awards, becoming the country’s first Research Center for Comfort Conditions and first LEED Homes Platinum certified home. 250+ companies funded EFdeN with +4 million euros to train 900+ students in sustainable building. He led the efforts to create the energy prosumers legislation in Romania through energiaTa, country’s first and biggest prosumers community, contributing to unlocking a 130 million euros subsidy for 30,000 households.

Mihai co-chaired Eisenhower Fellowships Youth Leaders’ first cohort, is a Climate Reality Leader, Aspen Young Leader, World Energy Council committee member, Global Shapers EU Regional Lead and he was selected amongsts JCI 10 Outstanding Young Persons of the World and Forbes 30 under 30.

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F.A.Q.

Is Pasti or Paști? And what is the first name?

Pasti is corect. My first name is Mihai (Michael), and Toader-Pasti is my last name, some people call me TP. Toader is my father’s family, while Pasti is my mother’s. In Romania, usually, the woman and the kids take the husband’s last name. But my mother’s parents had two daughters, so no possibility for my grandfather ‘Mănene’ to pass his name to the next generations. Fortunately, my father was so cool that he decided to combine both family names. One small step for one person, one big step for our entire family.