Emirates Green Building Council
Waleed is responsible of overseeing the operations and the development of the Emirates Green Building Council in the UAE. Waleed has a wealth of sustainability experience in the building and construction industry. He has a background in research and development of renewables and low carbon technologies, and their applications in the built environment. After finishing his MSc degree and research studies at the School of the Built Environment in the University of Nottingham, he continued working in the research field at Imperial College London before moving to the private sector.
He has provided a wide range of Sustainability and Energy Efficiency consultancy services for various projects in the UK and the Middle East, including building physics analysis and energy modelling; cogeneration and renewable energy analysis, and feasibility studies, in addition to project management and assessment of buildings under various Building Rating Systems during projects’ design and construction stages (such as LEED, BREEAM, and GSAS).
Throughout his employment in the building and construction industry, he has continued to collaborate with academia. While in the UK, he was the R&D coordinator for developing research between the company and academia, and he was also a Guest Lecturer with the Institute of Energy and Sustainable Development (IESD) at De Montfort University in Leicester. Recently, he has been invited by Middlesex University in London to collaborate with the Design Engineering & Mathematics Department as a Visiting Lecturer. Waleed is a member of the Industry Advisory Board of the Mechanical Engineering Department at Manipal University in Dubai. Lately, he has been invited by the Journal of Intelligent Buildings International to peer review manuscripts relevant to Sustainability and Green Buildings. Waleed is a Chartered Engineer with the UK Engineering Council, and he is a member of the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE), the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE), and the Institute of Physics (IoP). He is LEED AP and WELL AP, and in the past, he held BREEAM Assessor and GSAS CGP credentials.
"The development of sustainable and carbon neutral buildings requires an integrated design approach in addition to leading edge energy technologies. Keeping it simple is crucial to make it happen".