Faisal Ali Rashid, U.A.E national, a degree holder of Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Dayton, Ohio university, U.S.A 1991. Also, a certified PMP(Project Management Professional). Earn LSE professional certificate in the area of energy public policy making. Has a wide and solid experience in energy management including supply, strategy and demand. Has strong background in process industrial plant including oil & gas, power& water generation process, material handling process, glass manufacturing process, etc.
Prior to forming EDGE Architects, Ivar has been a junior principal and Lead Designer with HOK. He was design principal and partner at Burt Hill and design principal at Stantec.
During 20 years of his career, he had delivered over 50 mega projects with estimated total value of 3 Billion Dollars.
Ivar had worked on some prestigious projects such as Yankees Stadium in New York City. His GCC portfolio includes several notable projects such as Award-Winning 1/JBR Dubai high-rise residential tower, Dubai Motor City Masterplan, Automall Showroom, Mafraq Hospital, Bahrain National stadium, Bay la Sun master plan and Coastal Towers in King Abdullah Economic City in Saudi Arabia.
He is well versed in the subjects of specialty design, with working knowledge of sustainability, hospitality, health care, sports, master planning, commercial and residential projects.
Henrique Pereira is the Senior Manager for Energy Services at the Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Office in Ras Al Khaimah Municipality, responsible for all building retrofits and energy management activities in the Emirate. These responsibilities support directly the overall Ras Al Khaimah Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Strategy 2040, established under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Ras Al Khaimah, targeting 30% energy savings, 20% water savings, and 20% generation from renewable energy sources by 2040.
He has more than 20 years of experience in engineering, specialising in the last 10 years in the energy sector in Europe and the Middle East, where he was involved in hundreds of energy efficiency and energy management projects to reduce global energy consumption and improve efficiency and sustainability of buildings and organizations.
Prior to joining Ras Al Khaimah Municipality, Henrique Pereira worked with several ESCOs and Energy Services companies in C-level senior roles, to establish their business in the Middle East, support the deployment of building retrofit projects and the ambitious sustainability goals in UAE.
He holds a MSc. in Electrical Engineering from Porto University, with specialisations in IT and Energy.
Mark Vowles came to Nulty in late 2015 to assist and expand Nulty into the MENA region. He is a well round lighting professional with over 10 years in the industry; 6 of which have been based in the GCC and involved an extensive range of projects.
From a sturdy design background, Mark has developed a strong set of skills that enables him to understand the needs of a client and deliver any scale of project within a timely and professional manner.
Mark leads the Dubai based practice in a pragmatic way and always makes sure the team are the industry leaders when it comes to innovation, creativity and flair.
Since 2011 the practice has won and been nominated for a number of awards including 2011 Lux Award Practice of the Year, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 & 2016, Lighting Design Awards, 2013, 2014, Retail Design Awards, 2014 SBID Awards, 2016 & 2017 Darc Awards, 2017 Light Middle East Awards, 2017 Middle East Consultant Awards, and the 2011 Energy Awards.
Hassan is Director at Griffin Consultants, an award-winning consultancy specialized in Sustainable Designs, Buildings Energy Efficiency, and District Cooling.
He is an ASHRAE Trainer at the Global Training Center , a certified trainer by the Association of Energy Engineers for the CEM course, an appointed Consultant for the ASHRAE 62.1 Standard and the recipient of the prestigious Young Energy Professional of the Year 2015 for the Middle East region by the AEE He also facilitates the program course on Energy Auditing organized by the Emirates Green Building Council in collaboration with Masdar and the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy in Dubai and is a regular contributor to regional conferences and publications on energy efficiency.
Hassan is on the Boards of Governors of the local and regional chapters of ASHRAE and CIBSE, the internationally-adopted standardizing authorities based in the USA and UK respectively. In those capacities, Hassan works to promote the advancement and improvement of the regional construction industry by collaborating with industry professionals, academia, and governmental entities. He is currently the Chairman of the Industry Advisory Panel of the Herriot Watt Architectural and Engineering Program.
With extensive experience in engineering systems design, analysis and consulting and a passionate objective of raising the industry and sustainability standards in the region, Younes entered a partnership to establish Griffin Consultants where he is responsible for all technical and developmental aspects of the firm. Throughout his career, he was involved in the design of multiple high-end developments including retail, residential, commercial, and hospitality projects some of which are iconic in the Emirate of Dubai.
Hassan led and completed multiple energy audits with private and governmental entities and provided consultancy on various governmental energy efficiency programs.
Having gained construction sector experience in the UK, USA, and UAE, including working with the Copenhagen Government to develop green city initiatives and other sustainability policies, Farah now oversees sustainability in Dubai for BuroHappold Engineering. She’s heavily involved in developing the practice’s sustainability strategy for building- and city-level urban planning, resource-efficient planning, the health and wellbeing agenda for smart cities, and liveability for Arab cities in the Middle East. Plus, she looks after UK and European projects in her capacity as technical specialist in building performance evaluation for passive and low energy.
Naz was a prime mover in creating the strategy for the first zero energy building in the UK which, subsequently, won the 2015 RIBA Sustainable Buildings Award. And, currently, she’s working on the sustainability projects across the region including the Museum of the Future, the Louvre Museum in Abu Dhabi, the Bee’ah headquarters, a sustainability pavilion for EXPO 2020, and Masdar masterplanning.
Meanwhile, Farah is a major contributor to BuroHappold’s drive for innovation in health and wellbeing across the built environment. She’s also involved in several international masterplanning and infrastructure projects – the climate-change adaptation of tall towers and the future-proofing of buildings, as well as architectural design competitions focused on green principles, and strategic energy solutions for eco cities.
In addition, she helped win and develop competitive projects - the Retrofit For Future initiative for eco-refurbishing social housing in London, sponsored by the Small Business Research Initiative (SBRI), for example.
Specialisations: sustainability, the health and wellbeing agenda for smart cities, city resilience, and adopting the concepts of biomimicry and liveability for delivering future cities in the Middle East.
Farah is registered with the UK Engineering Council as a Chartered Engineer. Furthermore, she’s a board member of the Emirates Green Building Council (EGBC), CIBSE UAE chapter, and a member of CIBSE UK Resilient Cities Group and CIBSE Council UK.
Lighting Designer & Partner Paul Miles has been working in the lighting industry for over a decade. During his development Paul has experienced working in many aspects of lighting, including Project Management, Lighting Consultancy, Independent Lighting Design & Working for world renowned European Luminaire Manufacturers.
In 2007 Paul relocated from the United Kingdom to the Middle East where he developed a lighting design department for WSP Middle-East. After the successful completion of various projects including the interior FOH Mall areas of Mirdif City Centre, Paul now is Principal Lighting Designer and Partner at Light Touch PLD L.L.C.
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