Kostas_D
Global rank:
2,725 / 32,886
Skill pts: 10
Autodesk Revit Building Physics CAD Design DesignBuilder EDSL TAS Energy Efficiency Engineering Energy Simulation Heat Pumps IES-VE Software Overheating PV SOL Software PVsyst Renewable Energy SketchUp (Google & Trimble) Solar PV System Design Sustainability Sustainable Building Design Thermal Comfort Thermal Modeling Simulations Thermal Modelling

About

An experienced Engineer with MEng in Mechanical Engineering and MSc in Low Carbon Building Design and Modelling. Passionate and committed to contribute towards a greener and sustainable future.

Areas of expertise

• Building physics (natural ventilation & CFD application, daylighting, thermal comfort, heat transfer)
• Energy assessments
• Net Zero Carbon Studies
• Energy Performance Certifications
• Predicted operational energy use at design stage
• Heating & Cooling Loads
• Produce evidence requirements for BREEAM credits requiring thermal modelling outputs
• Thermal comfort & Overheating Analysis
• Low Zero Carbon Technologies Studies
• Daylighting & Overshadow Analysis
• Renewable Energy/Low Carbon Technologies: Photovoltaics, Solar Thermal, Biomass, Heat Pumps,
Combined Heat and Power
• HVAC systems knowledge

Projects

• Commercial buildings: schools, offices, healthcare, leisure & sports centers, hotels, retails, university facilities,
museum, airport facilities
• Residential buildings
• Mixed-use developments
• Solar PV design (size & select the equipment, energy simulation, electrical drawings & pv panels layout in CAD)
• Solar thermal system design & simulation for a house

Softwares: IES VE, EDSL TAS, DesignBulder, CAD, Revit, PVsyst, SketchUp, TSOL, STROMA,
MS Office

Experience

  • Building Physicist BDP · Full-time Mar 2019 – Present 1 yrs 6 mos Manchester, England, United Kingdom Part L & Building Regulations Assessments (hidden) & (hidden) and Energy Performance Certificates
    for domestic & non-domestic buildings, new construction & refurbishment
    • Develop solutions and ensure that the local planning targets and requirements are met (including London Plan)
    • Non-domestic buildings: school, offices, healthcare, leisure center, hotel, retail, university facilities, National Squash Center, Stadium for a football academy
    • Overheating Calculations using BB101, TM52 and TM59 - Solar gains check and façade optimization
    • Heating and Cooling Loads
    • Net Zero Carbon Studies using the relevant UKGBC and LETI methodologies
    • Daylight Modelling, Sunlight and overshadow assessment
    • Standard Assessment Procedure for domestic buildings
    • TM54: Evaluating Operational Energy Performance
    • Reports: Thermal Comfort, Part L,NET Zero Carbon Study, Predicted Operational Energy (TM54), Passive Design Analysis
    • Working through RIBA Stages 1, 2, 3 & 4
    • Produce evidence requirements for BREEAM credits requiring thermal modelling outputs (HEA 01&04, ENE 01&04)
    • Liaise with the design engineers, clients and consultants so that the requirements or requests are met. Attend meetings
    • Follow instructions from the Team Leader whilst work independently
    • Follow the QA process when receiving information or a model from another consultant.QA the assistant’s work and assisting him
    • Support on design competition/bid for a school
    • Modelling software: IES VE
  • Thermal Modelling Engineer McCann and Partners · Full-time Oct 2015 – Feb 2019 3 yrs 4 mos Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom Part L & Building Regulations Assessments (hidden) & (hidden) and Energy Performance Certificates
    for domestic & non-domestic buildings, new construction & refurbishment
    • Non-domestic buildings: schools, offices, care homes, mixed use developments, hotels, sports and university facilities, retails, Bristol Airport, National Museum of Wales
    • Overheating Calculations using BB101, TM52 and TM59 - Solar gains check and façade optimization
    • Heating and Cooling Loads
    • Low Zero Carbon Technologies Studies
    • Daylight Modelling, Sunlight and overshadow assessment
    • Standard Assessment Procedure for domestic buildings
    • Reports: Thermal Comfort, Part L, Low Zero Carbon Technologies, Passive Design Analysis, Sun path analysis
    • Working through RIBA Stages 2, 3 ,4 & 5
    • Produce evidence requirements for BREEAM credits requiring thermal modelling outputs (HEA 01&04, ENE 01&04)
    • Liaise with the engineers so that the client’s requirements or requests are met. Supervise trainees and manage workload. Attend meetings
    • Modelling software: EDSL TAS
  • Freelancer Engineer Elance-Odesk · Freelance Apr 2014 – Sep 2014 5 mos Thessaloniki, Greece *Survey for installing solar panels on a boat
    *Make an energy simulation in PVsyst for a 25 KW solar PV system
    *Make renovation drawings (concept design) for the entrance of a health center using Revit
    *Make 5 different conceptual design options for a solar shed using SketchUp
    *Build a 3D model and perform a whole building energy analysis of a 2500 sqm residential building in a resort using Revit and Green Building Studio.Investigate possible energy efficiency measures and make suggestions.
    *Draw electrical drawings used as templates for solar PV residential installations using AutoCAD
    *Solar panels layout in AutoCAD
  • Solar PV Engineer Cansol · Internship Mar 2013 – Aug 2013 5 mos Saint-Estève, Occitanie, France *Knowledge of Frenchs-Europeans norms for PV systems

    *Participate and watch with the PV installation team

    *Calculate the necessary equipment (pv modules,batteries,charger,inverter,cables,electrical protection, electrical diagram) and make the offer for a small off-grid PV system up to 260 W for 3 sub-stations of gaz in France

    *Search for telemetry systems for energy and water consumption in the buildings via wireless sensor network

    *Calculate the necessary equipement (pv modules,batteries,charger,inverter,cables,electrical protection,electrical diagram) for a off-grid PV system 1.5 KW for a small house.Make a document for the project.

    *Design a photovoltaic system 23 KW grid-connected in a public building.(make the plan of solar panels using AUTOCAD, sizing cables and electrical protections, make the electrical diagram using Lise PV, make the configuration of the solar panels with the inverter, make the cost of the project)

    *Design a photovoltaic system grid-connected for a house 6 KW (evaluate the roof space, select the pv modules, inverter, integration system and sizing the cables and electrical protections)

Education

  • Loughborough University MSc, Low Carbon Building Design and Modelling 2014 – 2015 Research Methods in Building Performance
    Building Energy Consumption
    Renewable Energy and Low Carbon Technologies
    Building Control and Commissioning
    Low Carbon Building Design
    Advanced Thermal Modelling
    Advanced Airflow Modelling
    Advanced Lighting Modelling

    Research Project\Dissertation: Natural Ventilation in Hot Island Climates
  • University of Western Macedonia M.Eng, Mechanical Engineering 2005 – 2011 3 years Mechanical Engineering,
    2 years Renewable Energy Resources and Environment
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Languages

English Full professional proficiency

Greek Native or bilingual proficiency

French Professional working proficiency

Location

Manchester, England, United Kingdom