Muhammad Jaffar has been appointed as head of consultancy – energy efficiency. He has a masters degree in energy as well as LEED AP, GSAS CGP and PQP credentials and has previously worked as a technical expert on several sustainable master planning and green building projects since 2010. These projects include FIFA stadium (Al Rayyan), Qatar University- College of Engineering, Yas Water World and Petroleum Institute Accommodation (ADNOC).
In his new role, Jaffer will take direct responsibility for all activities related to energy efficiency services including Farnek’s benchmarking Hotel Optimizer for hotels, residential and commercial buildings, energy audits, ISO 50001, carbon assessment and ESCO projects.
Commenting on Jaffar’s appointment Sandrine Le Biavant, director- consultancy at Farnek said:
“Muhammad brings a wealth of experience especially in multidisciplinary sustainable planning and design projects focusing on sustainability issues such as water, energy, and carbon. Jaffar’s project management expertise and knowledge of existing buildings and hotels will be another asset. He also has an enviable track record developing social impact assessments, waste management strategies and environmental feasibility strategies.”
Speaking about his new role, Jaffar said:
“I am particularly keen to create even more awareness of Hotel Optimizer, a bespoke energy benchmarking internet-based software, developed by Farnek specifically for the hotel industry. As a sector, hospitality is at the forefront of energy-saving and waste management, not just because of its CSR benefits, but because it has the potential to save millions of dollars in reduced utility costs.”
Jaffer is joined by two new energy consultants at Farnek – Rijo Abraham who has CEM ,CMVP certifications and Sambath Kumar, who is a and CMVP and Certified Energy Auditor professional. Both are mechanical and electrical engineering conversant with the latest energy management audit strategies and policies. They will be responsible for detailed energy and walk through audits, monitoring, evaluation and critical analysis of building energy flows.
Established 35 years ago in the UAE, Farnek has offices in the Northern Emirates, Abu Dhabi and Dubai and is part of Zurich-based Priora Group, an international full service property management company.