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Expert in Energy and Carbon Management, CHP and Renewable Energy Design, and Energy Efficiency Research

Expert ID: 728199 United Kingdom

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Expert is an experienced and highly qualified individual in the Energy Consultancy industry and has proposed, designed, implemented and managed a variety of energy efficiency projects for clients. He has led a team of consultants and trained staff to become energy auditors and advisers. He has investigated complex central air conditioning and heating systems performance, designed CHP system, assessed and analysed building energy performance and others.

Accredited Energy Assessor to issue Display Energy Certificate (DEC) for government and public buildings, Accredited Energy Assessor to inspect Complex Central Air Conditioning Systems (Air conditioning Inspector) and researching into why buildings consume more energy than design predictions.

He has carried out building energy performance assessment and analysis for Dudley Group of Hospitals (Russell’s Hall Hospital), University College London Hospital (NHS Trust), Taberner House (Croydon Council), Ministry of Defence sites (Over ten sites), Foreign and Commonwealth Offices (FCO), Lambeth Council, Brent Council and many more.


He modernised Wandsworth Council, London CHP system to reduce operational failures to increase investment returns.When he was operating in Ghana, the Department of Urban Roads Ghana approahed him with traffic lights failure problems. He desiged a standby system to power traffic lights in the event of power failures. The problem was that the power supply from the grid in Ghana has been very poor over twenty years ago.

Most of the time power failures cause traffic mess in the cities and he designed a very simple but effective system to eliminate or reduce this problem.

When the grid power was on, a bank of storage batteries were charged by inverter / charger and energy stored in the battery bank was used to power the lights.

When the grid power fails, the DC power from the batteries are converted to AC power by the inverter and supply to the lights. The change over is so swift that the lights do not go off. The system was very successful but due to high cost of inerter /charger and storage batteries at the time only few could be installed. Again the power consumption per lamp was also high, demanding large size inverter / charger and storage batteries.

Now that light emitting diode (LED) traffic lamps are available with low power consumption, the project will be revisited to install more units
As part of providing energy consultancy services for Brent Council, carried out an investigation and research into some buildings for voltage fluctuations. The aim was to reduce voltage fluctuations, stabilise the voltage, regulate the operational voltage band i.e. set maximum and minimum limits to reduce energy consumption and increase equipment life.

The building voltage analysis was carried out using a simple device with astonishing result which was presented to the head of property department, demonstrating the current trend and what could be saved for installation voltage reduction equipment.

The proposal was accepted and the equipment installed with amazing result in energy consumption reduction.

He initiated an energy efficiency programme to reduce energy consumption in Vale Farm Leisure Centre in London which was managed by Brent Council. Three projects were proposed to deal with the rise of energy consumption at the site. The whole three projects were implemented.

The first project was to installed pool covers on the swimming pools to reduce heat loss during unoccupied hours, reduce water evaporation, reduce air ventilation duty and many more.

The second and third projects were pool temperaure control using automatic device and installing space humidity sensor to measure the level of humidity in the space to modulate fresh air supply using variable speed drive to regulate fan speed to match demand. The project won an award for its outstanding energy savings.

Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 2010 Degree: PhD (Partime) Subject: Why buildings consume more energy than design predictions Institution: Brunel University, West London
Year: 2006 Degree: MSc Subject: Sustainable Energy Technology and Management Institution: Brunel University, West London
Year: 1998 Degree: BEng (Hons) Subject: Energy Engieering Institution: Southbank University, London
Year: 1996 Degree: HND Subject: Building Services Enegineering (Refrigeration) Institution: Northwest London College (Willesden Centre)

Work History

Years Employer Title Department
Years: 2008 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Senior Carbon Manager Department: Undisclosed
Responsibilities:
He is responsible for all energy and carbon management projects (i.e. investigation of complex central air conditioning and heating systems performance, CHP design and modernisation, Energy management, Assessing and Analysing of building energy performance, Leading energy efficiency projects etc.

Years Employer Title Department
Years: 2006 to 2008 Employer: Undisclosed Title: Energy Consultant/Researcher Department: Undisclosed
Responsibilities:
Consultancy and research projects aimed at saving energy consumption and reducing CO2 emissions for our clients. Detail assessment and analysis of building energy performance.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 2001 to 2005 Employer: Undisclosed Title: Managing Director Department: Undisclosed
Responsibilities:
The company was set up by Expert and he was the managing director of the company
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 1999 to 2000 Employer: Total Environmental Services, Putney London Title: Undisclosed Department: Energy Consulting
Responsibilities:
Available upon request.

Government Experience

Years Agency Role Description
Years: 2006 to 2008 Agency: Brent Council, London Role: Energy Consultant/Researcher Description: He assisted the Council to meet their CO2 emission target by 2011.
Years: 2008 to 2009 Agency: Croydon Council, London Role: Energy Consultant Description: He assited them to reduce their energy consumption to meet their CO2 reduction commitment target.

International Experience

Years Country / Region Summary
Years: 2001 to 2005 Country / Region: Ghana Summary: Set up energy consultancy company to assist district assemblies (Councils), companies, hospitals, institutions and others managed their energy consumption, minimise waste and improve their operations efficiency.

Trained technicians to design and install solar power (PV) sytems for individuals in the urban and rural areas.

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
He is a charted engineer and member of Charted Institution of Buildig Services Engineers (CIBSE) and registered member of the Engineering Council UK. He is accredited Low Carbon Consultant, Energy Assessor, Air conditioning Inspector, Member Charted Management Institute (MCMI), Member Energy Institute.
Licenses / Certifications
Charte Engineer CEng), Low Carbon Consultant (LCC), Energy Assessor (EA), Air conditioning Inspector (ACI), Member Charted Management Institute (MCMI), Member Energy Institute (MEI).
Professional Appointments
Member CHP group

Additional Experience

Expert Witness Experience
Assessing and analysing of building energy performance, CHP design, feasibility study and application of renewable energy, inspection and investigation of complex air conditioning systems, proposing, developing, implementing and monitoring of energy efficiency projects, building energy survey and others
Training / Seminars
Trained non-engineering staff to become energy advisors, officers and gave a CHP design and modernisation presentation at the Energy Institute seminar.
Vendor Selection
Sourcing or locating supliers and vendors are through OPUS (an industrial directorate of manufacturers, suppliers, contractors, constants etc) and from the Internet through Google search.
Marketing Experience
Professional qualifications as a resource for industrial trends, growth, etc, are gained through the Charted Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) and Energy Institute, London.
Other Relevant Experience
Assisting colleagues in solving engineering problems

Language Skills

Language Proficiency
TWI He is good in speaking, reading and writing the above language in Ghana

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