Maria Ahlm has a MSc degree in civil engineering from Chalmers University of Technology. Maria started her career as a project management consultant within the construction sector 15 years ago. She has an extensive experience from production and development of building materials (e.g insulation and waterproofing). Maria also has experience from working with quality and environmental issues, focusing on lean production and waste management at a large Swedish contractor. Since last year she is employed by IVL as a senior project manager within the field of Climate and Sustainable Cities.