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 Expert  729830

Expert in Energy and Sustainability Project Managment


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Ontario
Canada
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Expert is an energy and sustainability project management specialist with a background in building science and energy engineering, acknowledged for well-defined understanding of the sustainability (green building) integration in design build projects and leading multi-disciplinary project teams for large infrastructure projects (up to $40 Million).

Expert's academic background spans over MSc. in building science-sustainable approach from Ryerson University, BSc. in electrical engineering with additional post graduate certifications in lighting/energy management and LEED Building Design and construction accreditation. She is expert in comprehending and synthesizing data from electrical, mechanical(HVAC) and architectural project parameters and preparing project planning reports and strategy plans for improving sustainability or proposing sustainable solutions for new construction.

In her most recent role as Green Building Researcher for City of Toronto's Tower Renewal project, she has developed a building sustainability assessment method (green building rating system similar to LEED) and guidelines for energy efficient strategies for reducing carbon foot print of existing buildings. She developed protocols and implementation processes for six sustainability performance categories: Water, Energy, Building Operations, Community Planning and Waste and a high level-excel based tool for sustainability assessment and interactive result generation.

Samine has worked as sustainability consultant for various Engineering and design firms during her professional career. She has provided technical and business consultation for sustainability of commercial, industrial and residential projects pertaining to sustainability and energy management objectives (for both new construction and existing buildings). She has worked on LEED NC and EBOM projects developing and coordinating LEED specific documentation.

As a sustainability and energy analyst she has researched products, technologies, and credit approaches and shared knowledge between sustainability project teams. She developed project specifications for adherence to sustainability objectives like Waste Management Plan, Material Management Plan and Measurement & Verification Plan.

She has expert software skills in energy analysis, engineering and project management software like: • Architecture Specific : AutoCAD, Revit (working knowledge) • Energy Analysis: EE4, EQuest, Energy Plus, Hot2000, Integrated Environmental System (IES) Suite (expert) • Daylighting Studies: Autodesk Ecotect; Lighting Design: AGI32; CFD Analysis: IES Microflo (expert) • Microsoft Office( Excel, Word, Access); Microsoft Project; Presentation: Microsoft Power point, Smart Draw (expert); General Design: Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator (expert).

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building energy management

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conservation of energy

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construction project management

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database

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design for environment

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documentation process

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energy

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energy auditing

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energy conservation

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energy consumption

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energy efficiency analysis

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energy efficiency evaluation, measurement & verification

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energy efficient building design

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energy engineering

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energy management

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energy-efficient building

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energy-efficient design

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energy-efficient incandescent lamp

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energy-efficient lighting device

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energy-efficient lighting system

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engineering project management

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environmental design

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lighting design

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lighting energy audit

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lighting system design

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lighting system technology

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Microsoft

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Microsoft Excel

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Microsoft Office software

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Microsoft Word

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natural lighting

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project management

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project scheduling

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residential building construction

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spreadsheet

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sustainability

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sustainable design

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sustainable development (urban planning)

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word processing software

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energy efficiency

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technical documentation process


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Education:
Year   Degree   Subject   Institution   Honors
2011   MSc.   Building Science   Ryerson University   Graduate Scholarship
2009   Graduate Certificate   Lighting Design and Energy Management   Ryerson University   Graduate Award
1992   B.Engg   Electrical Engineering   NED University of Engineering and Technology  
2008   Professional Certificate   Sustainable design   University of Illinois  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

2008 to

 

(Undisclosed University)

 

Research Collaboration- Toronto Tower Renewal Office

 

Sustainability Researcher

 

• Developed sustainability assessment methodology (green building rating system) that assess and benchmark sustainability improvements of high rise residential buildings. • Developed high level-excel based tool for sustainability assessment and interactive result generation. • Developed protocols and implementation processes for six sustainability performance categories: Water, Energy, Building Operations, Community Planning and Waste reduction • Liaised with city of Toronto‘s tower renewal office for technical discussions, sustainability consultations and policy planning. • Conducted in-depth energy analysis study for reporting renewal retrofit cost benefit scenarios and energy budget of high rise residential buildings. • Audited and Researched pilot site buildings' existing building systems for energy efficient retrofits for electrical, mechanical and lighting systems with integrated building automation controls • Participated in energy efficiency awareness events at various high rise residential building sites across Toronto for wide range of audiences.

2009 to 2010

 

Crossey Engineering Limited

 

Gruen (Green) Consulting

 

Sustainability Engineer

 

• LEED project coordination for various Industrial, Commercial, Institutional and residential (P3) projects at design-bid stage. • Provided technical and business consultation for sustainability evaluation of commercial, industrial and residential projects pertaining to sustainability and energy management objectives ( for both new construction and existing buildings). • Researched products, technologies, and credit approaches and shared knowledge between project teams • Developed project specifications for adherence to sustainability objectives like Waste Management Plan, Material Management Plan and Measurement & Verification Plan. • Competently used various technical analyses and modeling software like Carrier HAP, EE4, EQuest, Integrated Environmental System (IES), Energy Plus and Ecotect for sustainable design analysis. • Interpreted design/drawings for compiling extensive worksheets with complete list of systems and materials used in the project for energy modeling researched and resolved drawing interpretation problems, conflicts, interferences, and errors.

2004 to 2006

 

Kiran Interiors Pvt. Ltd

 

Interior design consulting

 

Project Manager

 

• Managed design-build residential, institutional and commercial spaces construction projects, within financial and energy budget and on time. • Developed proper project planning tools, value-added engineering means and methods, work packages • Prepared production indicators/benchmarks, and master schedule using project propriety software like Microsoft project. • Liaised with MEP engineers and constructions contractors to ensure swift resolution of project related problems and support for selection of building systems equipment with respect to applicable codes. • Communicated effectively with contractors on custom plans and permit requirements and ensured swift resolution of unforeseen and anticipated problems. • Prepared material estimates, purchase orders, budget controls, and vendor contracts. • Maintained ongoing client/contractors contact to communicate progression of work and resources effectively. • Identified, documented estimated costs of extra work activities in projects, which were not anticipated in original scope and provide proper notification and financial reporting of change orders. • Conducted the techno-commercial feasibility of the “Energy Conservation Measures” with cost benefit analysis.

1993 to 2004

 

Alstom T&D Group

 

Operations

 

Project Manager

 

• Managed city wide infrastructure Power T&D construction projects to upgrade and enhance existing power transmission and distribution network, while concurrently managing several small engineering energy management projects. • Managed business processes and projects valued up to the $40 million value to Alstom. • Prepared documentation for government and financial institution regulatory filings, monthly reporting and technical compliance reports for the utility company, consultants and corporate management. • Implemented tools and processes for project delivery in time and within budget as per Project Management Institute best practices guide by using project propriety software like Microsoft project. • Provided engineering and equipment selections support for engineering projects while managing the (RFP) contract documentation process to ensure delivery of projects on time and within budget. • Developed and managed specialized material shipment inventory management of ordered materials, reducing project completion risks by 80% • Designed and developed innovative planning methods that increased energy reliability and lowered energy losses by 30% saving $30 Million annually for Karachi Electric Supply Corporation. • Anticipated and managed inherent and unforeseen issues to reduce project risks by following project risk management strategies • Ensured that all contractors met or exceed ISO specification, conducting analysis and reviews of work and liaising with Quality Control Department over problems. • Conducting detailed study of utility billing and energy usage pattern, studying the scheduling and optimization opportunities for lighting and HVAC systems using EMS and SCADA systems. • Analyzed and presented energy saving opportunities to management to receive management buy in for energy management project using the ESCO (Energy Service Company) model.


Career Accomplishments:
Associations/Societies

Illumination Engineering Society (IESNA) US/Canada; Canadian Green Building Council (CaGBC); American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE).

Licenses/Certifications

LEED AP- BD+C Accreditation.

Awards/Recognition

Ryerson Graduate Scholarship – Dean's List; Ryerson Graduate Award (RGA); MITACS Accelerate, Internship in collaboration with City of Toronto (Toronto Tower Renewal Project).


Consulting Services:
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Expert Witness:
Expert Witness Experience Summary:
Crossey Engineering Limited, Toronto, ON Research Intern, Consullux Lighting Group • Researched to update lighting power density data update of currently available lighting fixtures for Model National Energy Code (MNECB) lighting Code revision • Coordinated and assisted lighting designers in lighting design projects

Canadian Green Building Council, Toronto, ON Lighting Expert- Energy Sub-Committee, LEED Neighborhood Development (ND) • Researched and compiled Green Construction and Technology (GCT) Credit for Lighting Pollution in LEED ND certification

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Language Skills:
Foreign Language  
English  

Market Research:
Alstom T&D Group, Pakistan Company Orientation Coordinator • Prepared conducted training sessions for intern engineers about ISO 9001 company policies and engineering protocols • Coordinated interdepartmental orientation sessions for intern engineer recruits

ISO 9001-Implementation committee member • Acted as representative of project management department for ISO 9001 process implementation and certification activities • Conducted orientation trainings and process flow plan for quality assurance measures

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Additional Skills and Services:
Training/Seminars

Ryerson University, Toronto, ON Graduate (Teaching) Assistant, Architectural Department • Provided academic assistance and acting counselor for the ‘Energy Efficient Building Services' course. • Delivered counseling on design of environmental control systems and heating, ventilation and air-conditioning systems conforming to current codes and standards.

Study Group Lead and Coordinator, Architectural Department • Collaborated and conducted 14 week study session for LEED NC exam preparation for Architecture and Mechanical Engineering Department students • Prepared and convened presentations on current energy simulation programs used in industry and a training session for EE4 program for Building Science Graduate students

Other Skills and Services

Specialized Software Expertise • Architecture Specific : AutoCAD, Revit (working knowledge) • Energy Analysis: EE4, EQuest, Energy Plus, Hot2000, Integrated Environmental System (IES) Suite (expert) • Daylighting Studies: Autodesk Ecotect; Lighting Design: AGI32; CFD Analysis: IES Microflo (expert) • Microsoft Office( Excel, Word, Access); Microsoft Project; Presentation: Microsoft Power point, Smart Draw (expert); General Design: Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator (expert)


 

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