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Expert in Sustainable Design, Sustainability, Energy Efficiency, Renewable Energy, BREEAM, CSH, Engineering

Expert ID: 729220 United Kingdom

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Expert has a Mech Eng degree from The Johns Hopkins University and an Executive MBA from Imperial College. He is the Head of the Sustainability Department for a global engineering consultancy: DSA Engineering.

Expert has experience in the technical and financial analysis and in the design of all commercially available energy efficiency, sustainability, and renewable energy systems listed in his areas of expertise.

Expert was requested to give CPD (Continued Professional Development) training presentations both internally to DSA employees and externally to architects and developers. These presentations were on the topic of sustainable design considerations, compliance with sustainability and energy policy, and renewable energy systems.

Expert has published articles about the future of carbon policy for industry publications in the USA, UK, France, Israel, and South Africa.

Technical and financial analysis of 16,000m2 installation of PV panels for Larnaca Airport in Cyprus.Technical and financial analysis of systems to reduce the running cost of a Royal Mail sorting facility.Sustainability audit for the Americal School of London.Feasibility study for a river-water cooling system for an office building in Riga, Latvia.Technical and financial analysis of a waste to power system in London in coordination with Thames Water.


Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 2010 Degree: Executive MBA Subject: Business Institution: Imperial College, London
Year: 2003 Degree: BS Mechanical Engineering Subject: Mechanical Engineering Institution: The Johns Hopkins University

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2006 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Head of Sustainability Department: Undisclosed Responsibilities: Consulting engineering role responsible for the sustainability and renewable energy business unit .
Manager of a business unit with a turnover of £150k.
Responsible for managing and training 3 mechanical engineers.
Company expert in renewable energy and sustainable design.
Generated profits exceeding £90k per year from renewable energy and sustainability projects.
Presented complex engineering solutions to developers, architects, planners, and other engineers.
Worked on a large variety of international projects including office towers, malls, mixed-use, and residential developments.
Responsible for the project management of residential, mixed-use, and commercial projects in the UK.
Took the initiative to launch a weekly internal training programme for all the DSA engineers.
Presented two training seminars to clients:
Sustainable design considerations, and Compliance with UK energy and sustainability policies. Prepared technical and financial analyses on systems including photovoltaic panels, river-water cooling, evaporative cooling, geothermal, biomass, fuel cells, bio-digestion, CHP, and solar water heating.
Years: 2005 to 2006 Employer: Undisclosed Title: Managing Director Department: Undisclosed Responsibilities: Started a business selling a telephone service.
Spent first 2 months selling to businesses. Revised his strategy by selecting a niche market to focus sales on – sold mostly to Anglo-Saxon expatriates living in France.
Evaluated innovative add-on products to sell to his client-base.
Performed basic accounting and administrative requirements.
Signed over 280 customers.
Sold business to Budget Telecom.
Years: 2004 to 2005 Employer: Undisclosed Title: Business Development Manager Europe Department: Undisclosed Responsibilities: Responsible for the development of new products for the water market across Europe. Responsibilities included sales, marketing, producing technical specifications, and pricing.

Promoted from French to European head-quarters after only 10 months.

Developed a go-to-market strategy for a new product.
Liaised with senior management across the world.
Oversaw the conception and setup of the French website.
Oversaw the implementation of a CRM software for France.
Wrote advertising/marketing material for new products.
Identified and acquired customers through cold calls, tradeshows, and presentations.
Years: 2003 to 2004 Employer: Undisclosed Title: Head Estimator Department: Undisclosed Responsibilities: Responsible for the pricing and the writing of technical proposals for all the company’s bids with values up to € 2.7M.

Operational after undergoing only 2 weeks of training.
Took the initiative to rewrite the 70 page standard technical tender document.
Took the initiative to improve the pricing methodology.
Member of quality, estimating, backlog, and design internal committees.

International Experience

Years Country / Region Summary
Years: 2006 to Present Country / Region: UK Summary: Expert worked for an engineering consultancy in London. He started working as a mechanical engineer producing the design of heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems for buildings. Expert was promoted to be the Heat of the Sustainability Department.
Years: 2003 to 2005 Country / Region: France Summary: Expert started his own business in France in the telecom industry. He sold his services primarily to Anglo-Saxon expats living in France. Expert worked for a construction company in France. Started in a technical pricing role. Promoted to a business development / sales role. Experience in sales to government and large corporations.

Career Accomplishments

Professional Appointments
British Council for Offices (BCO): Appointed to the NextGen Committee of the BCO.
Awards / Recognition
Dec 2009: Won BCO challenge "Design the office of the future."
Publications and Patents Summary
He has published articles in Trading Carbon (UK), Living Green Online Magazine (USA); Environnement & Technique (France), and the Israeli Institute of Energy and Environment (Israel).

Additional Experience

Training / Seminars
Sustainable design considerations;
Compliance with sustainability and energy policy in the UK;
Intoduction to renewable energy systems.
Marketing Experience
Appointed to the NextGen Committee of the BCO;
CIBSE “Low Carbon Consultant” and “Low Carbon Energy Assessor;” BRE Certified “Competent Person” for CO2 Emissions Calculations;
BREEAM Certified as BREEAM Accredited Professional (BREEAM AP);
CSH Certified to carry out assessments for Code for Sustainable Homes;
Certified to carry out SAP calculations with JPA SAP software.

Language Skills

Language Proficiency
French Expert grew up in France. French is his second mother tongue.
English Expert grew up speaking English at home and got his BS in Mechanical Engineering in the US and his MBA in the UK.
Spanish Expert learned basic Spanish at school, which he perfected during a 6 month stay in Spain.

Fields of Expertise

alternative energy, amorphous photovoltaic cell, amorphous silicon solar cell, energy conservation, energy consumption, energy efficiency, energy efficiency analysis, energy efficiency evaluation, measurement & verification, energy efficient building design, energy engineering, energy recovery system, energy-efficient air conditioner, energy-efficient biomass boiler, energy-efficient boiler, energy-efficient building, energy-efficient chiller, energy-efficient cogeneration, energy-efficient district heating, energy-efficient energy management system, energy-efficient energy recovery system, energy-efficient energy storage system, energy-efficient fan, energy-efficient gas boiler, energy-efficient heat pump, energy-efficient heating ventilating and air conditioning control, energy-efficient heating, ventilating and air-conditioning system, energy-efficient lighting system, energy-efficient solar water heating, energy-efficient water heating, environmental impact statement, French, French language translation, geothermal energy, heating system, photoelectric cell, photovoltaic cell, photovoltaic energy system, photovoltaics, public policy, renewable energy system, renewable resource, solar collector, solar energy, solar energy application, solar irradiance, solar irradiance observation, solar lighting system, solar panel, solar space heating, solar space heating system, solar technology, solar thermal energy system, thin-film photovoltaic cell, energy policy, feed in tariff, Spanish language translation

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