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  • CURRICULUM VITAE

    CONSTANTINOS A. BALARAS, Ph.D. Dr. Mechanical Engineer

    Research Director IERSD-ΝΟΑ

    Athens

    March 2016

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    CONSTANTINOS A. BALARAS, Ph.D. Mechanical Engineer, Research Director IERSD-ΝΟΑ Group Energy Conservation (GREC) www.energycon.org Institute for Environmental Research & Sustainable Development (IERSD) www.meteo.noa.gr National Observatory of Athens (NOA) www.noa.gr I. Metaxa & Vas. Pavlou, GR 152 36 P. Penteli, Athens, Hellas

    +30 210 8109152 … [email protected] …. …. … . …. .....GREC

    RESEARCH INTERESTS & ACCOMPLISHMENTS

    Research and Development in the areas of energy conservation, high performing buildings, thermal and solar building applications, building energy audits-diagnosis and retrofitting, national regulations - technical guidelines – software tools for EPBD transposition, environmental impact of buildings, indoor environmental quality, thermal energy systems and building thermal simulations, solar air-conditioning. Leader of Group Energy Conservation in IERSD at NOA, staffed by an associate research scientist and two research assistants. Project coordinator, scientist-in-charge, task leader

    and participant in 50 R&D and demonstration projects financed by the European Commission, national Ministries and organizations, and the private sector. Teaching on building energy management, renewable energy sources, rational use of energy, heat transfer.

    EDUCATION

    Doctor of Philosophy Mechanical Engineering June 1988 Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, USA Master of Science Mechanical Engineering September 1985 Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, USA Bachelor of Science Mechanical Engineering February 1984 with Honors Michigan Technological University, Houghton, MI, USA

    DISTINCTIONS

    Administrative Positions

    2017-today Director & Regional Chair, ASHRAE Board of Directors 2016-today IERSD Alternate Director, NOA 2016 Member of the Scientific Council of Institute (ESI) IERSD 2014-2015 Vice Chair of the Scientific Advisory Council (EGS) IERSD 2012-2013 IERSD Alternate Director, NOA 2011-2013 Vice President and Member of the ASHRAE Board of Directors 2012-2013 Chair Technology Council, ASHRAE 2011-2012 Vice Chair Technology Council, ASHRAE, American Society of Heating

    Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers, Inc 2007-2010 Director-At-Large, ASHRAE Board of Directors, American Society of Heating

    Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers Inc 2006-2007 Chair of the Scientific Advisory Council (EGS) IERSD 2002-2006 Chair, Subregion (B) Continental Europe, ASHRAE Region-At-Large 2002-2003 Member of the Scientific Advisory Council (EGS) IERSD 2000-2004 Vice President ASHRAE Hellenic Chapter, Non-profit private organization 1999-2000 President ASHRAE Hellenic Chapter, Non-profit private organization

    Scientific Positions

    2011-2012 Associate Editor, Int. Journal “Energy and Buildings”, Elsevier Ltd

    http://www.energycon.org/http://www.energycon.org/http://www.meteo.noa.gr/http://www.meteo.noa.gr/http://www.noa.gr/http://www.noa.gr/mailto:[email protected]:[email protected]://gr.linkedin.com/pub/costas-balaras/1b/761/143https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Constantinos_Balaras/https://scholar.google.co.za/citations?user=j8_72nkAAAAJ&hl=enhttp://orcid.org/0000-0002-4323-3651https://www.facebook.com/pages/Group-Energy-Conservation/470346983048626https://www.facebook.com/pages/Group-Energy-Conservation/470346983048626https://www.facebook.com/GRoupEnergyConservationhttps://www.linkedin.com/in/costasbalarashttps://www.researchgate.net/profile/Constantinos_Balaras/http://orcid.org/0000-0002-4323-3651mailto:[email protected]://scholar.google.co.za/citations?user=j8_72nkAAAAJ&hl=en

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    2010-2013 Expert on issues of energy audits, Member of the Consultative Committee of Energy Inspectors (GEPEE), Special Secretariat of Inspection of Environment and Energy of the Hellenic Ministry of Environment, Energy and Climatic Change (YPEKA)

    2005-present Editorial Boards of various International Journals 2004-2006 Expert in the National Programme Committee, 6th European Framework

    Programme, Sustainable Energy Systems, Sustainable Development, Global Change & Ecosystems

    1999-2005 National Representative Task 25 – Solar Assisted Air Conditioning of Buildings, International Energy Agency (IEA)

    HONORS & AWARDS

    2014 Excellence in Reviewing 2013 for the International Journal “Energy & Buildings”, Elsevier

    2013 ASCE Outstanding Reviewer 2012 for the International Journal “Energy Engineering”, American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)

    2012 Fellow ASHRAE 2011 ASHRAE Exceptional Service Award - ESA 2007 ASHRAE John F. James International Award 2007 ASHRAE RAL Regional Award of Merit 2006 ASHRAE Distinguished Service Award - DSA 2005 Fellow ASME 1985, 1988 Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society, Elected: '85 Associate / '88 Member 1986-1987 Award for Outstanding Service, Graduate Student Senate, Georgia Tech 1984-1988 Graduate Research Assistantship, Georgia Institute of Technology 1983 Pi – Tau - Sigma, Honorary Mechanical Engineering Fraternity 1980-1984 Foreign Student Scholarship, Michigan Technological University

    MEMBER OF EDITORIAL BOARDS IN SCIENTIFIC JOURNALS 2015-present Editorial Board, Int. Journal “Future Cities and Environment”, Springer 2014-present Editorial Board, Int. Journal “Global Journal of Energy Technology Research

    Updates”, Avanti Publishers 2011-2012 Associate Editor, Int. Journal “Energy and Buildings”, Elsevier Ltd 2011-present Editorial Board, “Open Engineering - Civil & Environmental Engineering” HVAC

    Systems, Energy & Environment, Environmental Engineering, Energy & Buildings, Sustainable Development, Walter de Gruyter GmbH

    2010-2013 Editorial Board, Int. Journal “Sustainable Cities and Society”, Elsevier Ltd 2007-present Editorial Advisory Board, Int. Journal “The Open Construction and Building

    Technology”, Bentham Science Publishers 2007-present Editorial Advisory Board, Int. Journal “The Open Civil Engineering”, Bentham

    Science Publishers 2005-present Editorial Board, Int. Journal “Energy & Buildings”, Elsevier Ltd 2002 Guest Editor Int. Journal “Energy & Buildings”, Vol. 34(2), Elsevier Ltd 2000 Guest Editor Int. Journal “Energy & Buildings”, Vol. 31(2), Elsevier Ltd 2000-present Editor of the ASHRAE Hellenic Chapter Newsletter

    PARTICIPATION IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF LEGISLATION, STANDARDS, TECHNICAL GUIDELINES

    & TECHNICAL COMMITTEES

    Legislation

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    2012 Member of the AdHoc Committee of the Hellenic Ministry of Environmental, Energy and Climatic Change (YPEKA) for the development of the draft National Law on the “Transposition to national legislation of the European Directive 2010/31/EC of 19th May 2010 on the energy performance of buildings, EPBD Recast of 2002/91/EC” N. 4122/2013 (FEK 42 Α/19.2.2013) “Energy performance of buildings – Transposition of the European Directive EPBD Recast 2010/31/EC of the European Parliament and the Council of the European Union and other provisions”

    2009-2010 Member of the Technical Committee for the development of the National Regulation on the Energy Performance of Buildings – ΚΕΝΑΚ (Ministerial Decision Δ6/Β/οικ. 5825 FEK 407 B/9.4.2010), Hellenic Ministry of Environment, Energy & Climatic Change (ΥΠΕΚΑ) and relevant Presidential Decrees: P.D. 72/2010 (FEK 132 A/5.8.2010) “Constitution, administrative - organizational structure and executive staff of the Hellenic Energy Inspectorate (Ε.Υ.ΕΠ.ΕΝ.)” and P.D. 100/2010 (FEK 177 Α/6.10.2010) “Building energy inspectors, boilers and heating installations and air-conditioning installations”

    Standards

    2016-present ANSI/ASHRAE/USGBC/IES Standard 189.1 Standing Standard Project Committee “Standard for the Design of High-Performance, Green Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings”

    2009-2010 KENAK Hellenic “Regulation on the Energy Performance of Buildings” (FEK 407 B/9.4.2010, Official Journal of the Hellenic Republic)

    2006-2010 ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 93-2010 “Method of Testing to Determine Thermal Performance of Solar Collectors”

    2005-2007 ANSI/ASHRAE/ACCA Standard 183-2007 “Methods and Procedures for Performing Cooling and Heating Load Calculations in Non-Residential Buildings”

    Technical Guidelines

    2017 Member of the Technical Committee of the Technical Chamber of Greece (ΤΕΕ) for proposals on the revision of the national Regulation on the Energy Efficiency of Buildings (ΚΕΝΑΚ), Technical Guidelines (ΤΟΤΕΕ 20701), Upgrade and debugging of the national software for building energy audits, inspections and certification (ΤΕΕ-ΚΕΝΑΚ)

    2013-present Member, ASHRAE Guideline Project Committee T-STD-GPC 34, ASHRAE Guideline 34 “Energy Guideline for Historic Buildings”

    2010, 12, 14 Member of the Technical Committee of the Technical Chamber of Greece (ΤΕΕ) for the development of the Technical Guideline (ΤΟΤΕΕ 20701-1/2010) “Analytic National Specifications of Parameters for the Calculation of the Energy Performance of Buildings and the Energy Performance Certificate”, First edition - July 2010, Second edition - March 2012, Third edition - November 2014 (FEK 2945B/3.11.2014, p. 35409 to 35410−153, Official Journal of the Hellenic Republic)

    2010, 12, 14 Member of the Technical Committee of the Technical Chamber of Greece (ΤΕΕ) for the development of the Technical Guideline (ΤΟΤΕΕ 20701-4/2010) “Guidelines and Forms for Building Energy Audits, Inspection of Boilers & Heating Installations, and Inspection of Air-Conditioning Installations”, First edition - July 2010, Second edition - March 2012, Third edition - November 2014 (FEK 2945B/3.11.2014, p. 35410−331 to 35410−478, Official Journal of the Hellenic Republic)

    Technical Committees – Working Groups

    2016-present Chair ASHRAE Technical Committee “TC 6.7 Solar Energy Utilization” 2016-2017 Chair ASHRAE Standing Committee “Planning” 2015-2017 Member of the National Steering Committee for updating the national legislation

    according to the Energy Performance of Buildings - EPBD Recast (ΑΠ 170914/109/22.01.2016 General Secretariat for Energy and Raw Materials), including Typical buildings, Energy efficiency measures, Cost optimal building performance requirements, NZEB, Standards & Codes, Technical Guidelines, Software, Hellenic Ministry of Environment & Energy (YPEN)

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    2015 Member of the Examination Committee for Certifying Energy Inspectors of Air-Conditioning Systems, Hellenic Ministry of Environment & Energy (YPEN) as a representative of the Technical Chamber of Greece (ΤΕΕ)

    2015-2017 Member of the ASHRAE Standing Committee “Residential Buildings Committee” 2015-2016 Chair Policy Subcommittee, ASHRAE Standing Committee “Environmental Health” 2014-present Member of the Scientific Committee on Energy Efficiency of the Institute of Energy

    of South East Europe (IENE) 2014-present Member of the Working Groups “WG 5: Site Sustainability”, “WG7.5: Energy

    Performance”, ASHRAE Standing Standard Project Committee - SSPC 189.1 ASHRAE Standard for the Design of High-Performance, Green Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings” and

    2014-2015 Member of the Examination Committee for Certifying Energy Inspectors of Heating Systems (ΑΠ 1997/29.4.2014 General Secretariat for Regional Planning and Urban Environment), Hellenic Ministry of Reconstruction of Production, Environment & Energy (YPAPE) as a representative of the Technical Chamber of Greece (ΤΕΕ)

    2014-2015 Member of the ASHRAE “Residential Construction” Presidential Ad Hoc Committee

    2013-2016 Member of the ASHRAE Standing Committee “Environmental Health Committee” 2013-2016 Member of the ASHRAE Standing Committee “Planning” 2013-2016 Member of the ASHRAE Technical Committee “TC 6.7 Solar Energy Utilization” 2013 Member of the Panel of Experts on “Energy Management in the Building Sector” for

    the Foundation for Economic & Industrial Research (IOBE) and the Laboratory of Industrial & Energy Economics of NTUA, in the framework of the project «Business Research for Forecasting Changes in Regional Production Systems and Local Labor Markets» of the Hellenic Federation of Enterprises

    2012-2013 Member of the Examination Committee to organize and coordinate the examinations for Certifying Energy Building Auditors & Inspectors of (a) Buildings, (b) Boilers and Heating Installations, (c) Air-Conditioning Installations, (οικ. 2203 FEK 369/31.7.2012), Hellenic Ministry of Environment, Energy & Climatic Change (YPEKA) as a representative of the Technical Chamber of Greece (ΤΕΕ)

    2012-2014 Chair and Member of the Standing Committee on “Environment and Energy Inspectors”, Technical Chamber of Greece (ΤΕΕ)

    2011-2013 Member of the ASHRAE Advanced Energy Design Guides - AEDG Steering Committee

    2011 Member of the Evaluation Committee for the program “Exoikonomo” (Energy Conservation), Hellenic Ministry of Environment, Energy and Climatic Change (YPEKA)

    2010-2011 Member of the Technical Committee of the Technical Chamber of Greece (ΤΕΕ) for the development of the “Educational Material for the Training of Energy Auditors”

    2010-2016 Chair Handbook Subcommittee, ASHRAE “TC 6.7 Solar Energy Utilization” 2010 Member of the Technical Committee of the Technical Chamber of Greece (ΤΕΕ) for

    the development of the procedures for the certification of Energy Auditors: «Professional Development Course Outline for Different Specialization Areas» (Common Ministerial Decision Β/οικ. 192 FEK 2406/31.10.2011)

    2009 Member of the Working Group of the Technical Chamber of Greece (ΤΕΕ) for the “Development of Educational Programs: Continuing Education of Engineers on Special Topics in Developing Dexterities on Information Technologies & Communications”

    2008 Member of the national Technical Committee for the “Implementation of the Directive 2002/91/EC for the energy performance of buildings”, CRES & Ministry of Development (YPAN)

    2007-2011 Member of ASHRAE Technical Committee 6.7 Solar Energy Utilization 2007-2010 Member of ASHRAE Building Energy Labeling 2007-2008 Member of ASHRAE “Carbon Emissions Feasibility Study and Tool Definition” 2007 Member of ASHRAE Vision 2020 2006-2007 Member of ASHRAE Environmental Health Committee 2001 Member of the Editorial Committee for the national Operational Competitiveness

    Program, General Secretariat Research & Technology, Ministry of Development

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    PARTICIPATION IN EVALUATION COMMITTEES OF PROPOSALS & COMPETITIONS

    Proposals

    2017 External expert for the evaluation of proposals under the European Commission framework programme H2020 - Secure, clean and efficient energy

    2016 External evaluator of proposals on “Environmental Challenges and Solutions for Vulnerable Communities in the Mediterranean Region” under the ERANETMED2, German Aerospace Center (DLR); remote evaluation

    2015 Member of the Technical Evaluation Committee of proposals “SFI Investigators Programme IvP2015”, by the Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) in collaboration with the Department for Employment and Learning Northern Ireland and the Irish Research Council

    2015 External expert for the evaluation of proposals under the European Commission framework programme H2020 - Secure, clean and efficient energy

    2015 External evaluator of proposals on “Renewable Energies, Water Resources and Energy-Water-Nexus” under the ERANETMED, German Aerospace Center (DLR)

    2015 External expert for the evaluation of proposals under the European Commission framework programme H2020 - Secure, clean and efficient energy

    2015 Member of the International Expert Reviewers of proposals under the Second Energy Innovation Research Programme (EIRP), Building and Construction Authority (BCA) of Singapore

    2014 Member of the Technical Evaluation Committee of proposals submitted for funding by the Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) in collaboration with the Department for Employment and Learning Northern Ireland

    2014 Member of the Technical Evaluation Committee of proposals, Technology Foundation STW, Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) and the Ministry for Economic Affairs, Agriculture and Innovation (EL&I) of The Netherlands; remote evaluation

    2014 Member of the International Expert Reviewers of full proposals under the First Energy Innovation Research Programme (EIRP), Building and Construction Authority (BCA) of Singapore

    2013 Member of the Evaluators Committee of proposals under the ERA-Net ERAfrica Joint Call of Programme Owners from EU Member States, countries associated to the 7th EU RTD framework programme and Africa on Interfacing Challenges

    2012 Member of the Technical Evaluation Committee of proposals, Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Sciences (KFAS)

    2010-2011 Member of the Technical Evaluation Committee of proposals under the “Competition of Applied Research & Innovation”, Hellenic Federation of Enterprises – SEV

    Competitions

    2016-17 Member of the international panels of experts selected by CINECA (Italy) to evaluate research products during the second evaluation of the Italian research system for the period 2011-2014 (VQR), Italian Research and University Evaluation Agency (ANVUR)

    2015 Member of the Poster Evaluation/Award Committee of the 6th Int. Conference “Solar Air-Conditioning”, 24-25 September 2015, Rome, Italy

    2013 Member of the Poster Evaluation/Award Committee of the 5th Int. Conference “Solar Air-Conditioning”, 25-27 September 2013, Bad Krozingen, Germany

    2011 Member of the Poster Evaluation/Award Committee of the 4th Int. Conference “Solar Air-Conditioning”, 12-14 October 2011, Larnaca, Cyprus

    2009 Member of the Poster Evaluation/Award Committee of the 3rd Int. Conference “Solar Air-Conditioning”, 30 September - 2 October 2009, Palermo, Italy

    2007 Member of the Poster Evaluation/Award Committee of the 2nd Int. Conference “Solar Air-Conditioning”, 18-19 October, 2007, Tarragona, Spain

    2006 Member of the Technical Evaluation Committee, 2006 ASHRAE International

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    Student Competition on HVAC System Design and Architectural Design 2005 Member of the Poster Evaluation/Award Committee of the 1st Int. Conference

    “Solar Air-Conditioning”, 6-7 October, 2005, Kloster Banz, Germany 2004-2005 Member of the 2005 ASHRAE Undergraduate Senior Project Grant 2004 Member of the Technical Evaluation Committee, 2004 ASHRAE International

    Student Competition on HVAC System Design and Architectural Design 2003 Member of the Technical Committee, Mediterranean Architectural Competition, Elval

    S.A. and the International Union of Architects (UIA), Athens 1995 Technical Assessor, European Architectural Competition Living in the City, Dublin 1994 Technical Assessor, European Architectural Competition Working in the City,

    Zephyr, Dublin

    MEMBER OF REVIEW BOARDS for CANDIDATE PROMOTIONS & NOMINATIONS

    IERSD-NOA

    2008 Evaluation of six candidates for the position of Research Scientist (C Level, equivalent of assistant professor) in the area of «Atmospheric Chemistry, with an emphasis on integrated programs for monitoring atmospheric quality, field measurements, laboratory analyses»

    2008 Evaluation of two candidates for the position of Research Scientist (C Level, equivalent of assistant professor) in the area of «Atmospheric Physics, with an emphasis on applications of solar radiation measurements for the study of climatic change»

    2007 Evaluation of one candidate for the position of Research Scientist (C Level, equivalent of assistant professor) in the area of «Atmospheric Pollution of the Urban Environment»

    2007 National List of Evaluators, Official Journal of the Hellenic Republic Β 165, Decision No 567(ΦΟΡ)50/7.2.2007

    2006-present Member of the evaluation and selection committee of research scientists in the Institute of Environmental Research & Sustainable Development (IERSD) at NOA.

    Other organizations

    2016 Peer reviewer for research assessment – Evaluation of Research Quality VQR 2011-2014 from Italian Universities and Research Institutes

    2015 Member of the Evaluation & Election Commiittee of a candidate for the rank of Associate Professor with special focus on "Science and Technology of Structures with focus on Environmental Design", Department of Environmental Engineering, Democritus University of Thrace

    2014-2016 Member ASHRAE Nominating Committee for Officers & Directors 2014 Member of an AdHoc Committee by the Technical Chamber of Greece for the

    evaluation of practical training, confirmation of theoretical and practical knowledge of a candidate, in the context of meeting the professional qualifications and eligibility requirements for national registration as a professional engineer in Greece

    2012 Chair of ASHRAE Board Subcommittee for Research Administration Committee nominations for chair & vice chair (2013-2014) and members for 2013-17 terms

    2011 Chair of ASHRAE Board Subcommittee for Research Administration Committee nominations for chair & vice chair (2012-2013) and members for 2012-16 terms

    2010-2012 Member of the Consultative Committee of Energy Inspectors, Special Secretariat of Inspection of Environment and Energy of the Hellenic Ministry of Environment, Energy and Climatic Change (YPEKA) for the evaluation during Phase A (2010-2011) of 7041 candidates for temporary energy inspectors with 10year professional experience as a recommendation of 5906 to the Minister of YPEKA and during Phase B (2012) of 5877 candidates for temporary energy inspectors with 5year professional experience as a recommendation of 3601 to the Minister of YPEKA

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    2010 Faculty promotion process to the rank of Senior Public Service Associate (equivalent of full professor), Department of Biological & Agricultural Engineering at the University of Georgia, GA, USA

    2008 Member of ASHRAE Board Subcommittee for Research Administration Committee nominations for chair and vice chair (2009-2010) and members for 2009-13 terms

    2007 Member of ASHRAE Board Subcommittee for Research Administration Committee nominations for chair and vice chair (2008-2009) and members for 2008-12 terms

    PARTICIPATION IN ORGANIZING & SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEES OF CONFERENCES, FORUMS & CLUSTERS

    2016 Member of the Int. Scientific Committee of the 47th Int. Congress KGH “Heating, Refrigeration & Air-Conditioning”, 30 November - 2 December 2016, Belgrade, Serbia

    2016 Member of the Organizing Committee, EinB2016 5th Int. Conference “Energy in Buildings 2016”, ASHRAE Hellenic Chapter and Technical Chamber of Greece (ΤΕΕ), and EinT2016 1st Int. Conference “Energy in Transportation 2016”, ASHRAE Hellenic Chapter, Technical Chamber of Greece (ΤΕΕ), Hellenic Navy, Attiko Metro SA, 12 November, 2016, Athens, Greece

    2015-2016 Member of the International Advisory Committee and Honorary General Chair of the Int. Conference RAAR 2016 “Recent Advancement in Air-conditioning and Refrigeration”, 10-12 November 2016, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India

    2015-2016 Member of the Scientific Committee, SBE16 Int. Conference “Sustainable Synergies from Buildings to the Urban Scale”, 17-19 October 2016, Thessaloniki, Greece

    2015-2016 Member of the Scientific Committee of the 5th Int. Conference “Renewable Energy Sources - New Challenges”, 5-6 May 2016, Nicosia, Cyprus

    2015 Organization of Hellenic EPISCOPE Workshop “Mapping, Modelling & Monitoring the Energy Performance of the Hellenic Building Stock”, during EinB2015 – 4th Int. Conference “Energy in Buildings 2015, ASHRAE Hellenic Chapter and Technical Chamber of Greece (ΤΕΕ), 31 October, 2015, Athens, Greece

    2015 Member of the Organizing Committee, EinB2015 4th Int. Conference “Energy in Buildings 2015”, ASHRAE Hellenic Chapter and Technical Chamber of Greece (ΤΕΕ), 31 October, 2015, Athens, Greece

    2014-2015 Member of the Int. Scientific Committee of the 3rd Int. Conference “Building Energy and Environment – COBEE 2015” and 9th International Symposium on Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (ISHVAC), 12-15 July, Tianjin, China

    2014-2015 Member of the Steering Committee for the ASHRAE & Hellenic Navy Int. Conference on “Energy and Environment in Ships - EEinShips”, 22-24 May 2015, Athens, Greece

    2014 Member of the Scientific Committee of the 10th National Conference “Soft Energy Sources”, 26 – 27 November, Thessaloniki, Greece

    2014 Member of the Organizing Committee, EinB2014 3rd Int. Conference “Energy in Buildings 2014”, ASHRAE Hellenic Chapter and Technical Chamber of Greece (ΤΕΕ), 15 November, 2014, Athens, Greece

    2014 Invited Expert on energy conservation in buildings, for the development of the new Operational Programme 'Competititveness-Enterpreneurship-Innovation’ (OPCEI) 2014-2020, General Secretariat for Investments and Development, Ministry of Development and Competitiveness, Greece

    2014 Member of the Regional Policy Network (RPN) for Low Carbon Policies and Climate Change in the South East Europe (SEE), Greece

    2013-2016 Chair of the Presidential Ad Hoc ASHRAE Advisory Committee CLIMA 2016, 12th REHVA World Congress, 22-25 May 2016, Aalborg, Denmark

    2013-2015 Member of the Organizing & Scientific Committee of the 6th Int. Conference “Solar Air-Conditioning”, 24-25 September 2015, Rome, Italy

    2013-2014 Member of the Working Committee - Cluster for the modulation of the R&D

    priorities in Energy of the new framework program 2014‐2020 organized by the General Secretariat for Research (GGET) with representatives of the private sector

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    – research organizations, Ministries and Stakeholders for policy making in the Energy sector, Greece

    2013-2014 Member of the International Scientific Committee of the 12th Int. Conference on Meteorology, Climatology and Atmospheric Physics - COMECAP 2014, 28-31 May 2014, Heraklion, Greece

    2013 Member of the Organizing Committee, EinB2013 2nd Int. Conference “Energy in Buildings 2013”, ASHRAE Hellenic Chapter and Technical Chamber of Greece (ΤΕΕ), 9 November, 2013, Athens, Greece

    2013 Member of the working committee for developing a Cluster SMARTinMED “Smart Interregional Cooperation Strategy for Innovation capacities in the Energy Sector on the MED area - SMARTinMED”, in the framework of the European project by CRES on transnational cooperation for supporting economical development of SMEs and strengthening collaboration with public authorities in the field of RES and energy efficiency, Greece

    2013 Member of the Organizing Committee for the TEE Symposium “Smog Air-Pollution”, Technical Chamber of Greece (TEE) in collaboration with the Citizens’ Inspectorate for Sustainable Development. 27 March 2013, Athens, Greece

    2012-2013 Μember of the Scientific Committee for the Building Simulation 2013 Conference “Building Simulation for a Sustainable World”, International Building Performance Simulation Association (IBPSA), 25-30 August 2013, Chambery, France

    2012-2013 Member of the Scientific Committee of the 4th Int. Conference “Renewable Energy Sources and Energy Efficiency”, 6-7 June 2013, Nicosia, Cyprus

    2012-2013 Member of the Organizing & Scientific Committee of the 5th Int. Conference “Solar Air-Conditioning”, 25-27 September 2013, Bad Krozingen, Germany

    2012 Member of the Organizing Committee for the TEE Conference “Environment & Development”, Technical Chamber of Greece (TEE), 12-14 December 2012, Athens, Greece

    2012 Member of the Organizing Committee, EinB2012 1st Int. Conference “Energy in Buildings 2013”, ASHRAE Hellenic Chapter and Technical Chamber of Greece (ΤΕΕ), 13 October, 2012, Athens, Greece

    2011 Member of the ICT 4 E2B Forum, European stakeholders’ forum crossing value and innovation chains to explore needs challenges and opportunities in further research and integration of Information Communication Technologies - ICT systems for Energy Efficiency in Buildings, European Commission, FP7 ICT programme, Greece

    2011-2012 Member of the International Scientific Committee of the 11th Int. Conference on Meteorology, Climatology and Atmospheric Physics - COMECAP 2012, 30 May – 1 June 2012, Athens, Greece

    2011-2012 Member of the International Scientific Committee of the 2nd International Conference “Building Energy and Environment – COBEE 2012”, 1-4 August 2012, Boulder, Colorado, USA

    2011-2012 Member of the Symposium Advisory Board, “10th Biannual Symposium on HVAC+R Technologies”, Turkish Society of HVAC and Sanitary Engineers – TTMD, 30 April – 2 May 2012, Istanbul, Turkey

    2010-2011 Μember of the Scientific Committee for the Building Simulation 2011 Conference “Driving Better Design Through Simulation”, International Building Performance Simulation Association (IBPSA), 14-16 November 2011, Sydney, Australia

    2010 Member of the Int. Scientific Committee of the 41st Int. Congress KGH “Heating, Refrigeration & Air-Conditioning”, 1 - 5 December 2010, Belgrade, Serbia

    2009-2011 Member of the Organizing & Scientific Committee of the 4th Int. Conference “Solar Air-Conditioning”, 12-14 October 2011, Larnaca, Cyprus

    2009 Member of the Int. Scientific Committee of the 40th Int. Congress KGH “Heating, Refrigeration & Air-Conditioning”, 2-4 December 2009, Belgrade

    2009-2010 Member of the Int. Scientific Committee of the “Eurosun 2010”, Int. Conference on Solar Heating, Cooling and Buildings, 28 September – 1 October 2010, Graz, Austria

    2008-2009 Member of the Int. Scientific Committee of the 11th Int. Conference IBPSA - International Building Performance Simulation Association “Building Simulation 2009”, 27-30 July 2009, Glasgow, Scotland

    2008-2009 Member of the Scientific Committee of the 9th National Conference “Soft Energy

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    Sources”, 26 – 28 March 2009 Geroskipou, Paphos, Cyprus 2008 Μember of the experts team to recommend the final 2008 educational program on

    Climate Change, Environmental Impacts, and Natural Resources Use and Conservation, of the Int. Conference “Greenbuild 2008”, US Green Building Council, 19-21 November, Boston, MA

    2007-2010 Member of the Int. Scientific Committee of the Clima 2010 “Sustainable Energy Use in Buildings”, May 9 – 12, 2010 Antalya, Turkey

    2007-2009 Member of the Organizing & Scientific Committee of the 3rd Int. Conference “Solar Air-Conditioning”, 30 September – 2 October, 2009, Palermo, Italy

    2007-2008 Member of the Int. Scientific Committee of the 1st Int. Conference on “Building Energy and Environment – COBEE 2008”, 14-16 July, Dalian, China

    2006-2007 Member of the Int. Scientific Committee of the 10th Int. Conference IBPSA (International Building Performance Simulation Association) “Building Simulation 2007”, 3-6 September 2007, Beijing, China

    2006 Member of the Int. Scientific Committee of the 37th Int. Congress KGH “Heating, Refrigeration & Air-Conditioning”, 6 - 8 December, Belgrade

    2005-2006 Member of the organizing committee, 2006 ASHRAE International Student Competition, HVAC System Design and Selection, and Architectural Design, USA

    2005-2007 Member of the Organizing & Scientific Committee of the 2nd Int. Conference “Solar Air-Conditioning”, 18-19 October, 2007, Tarragona, Spain

    2005 Member of the Int. Scientific Committee of the 36th Int. Congress KGH “Heating, Refrigeration & Air-Conditioning”, 30 November – 2 December, Belgrade, Serbia

    2004-2005 Vice Chair of the Annual Regional Conference & Chair Int. Technical Conference “Energy Efficient & Occupant Friendly Buildings”, ASHRAE Region-At-Large Annual Regional Conference, ASHRAE Hellenic Chapter, 25-27 September, Athens, Greece

    2004-2005 Member of the Scientific Committee, Int. Conference “Integration of the Renewable Energy Systems into the Building Structures”, 7-10 July 2005, Patras, Greece

    2004 Member of the organizing committee, 2005 ASHRAE International Student Competition, HVAC System Design and Selection, and Architectural Design, USA

    2003 Member of the Int. Scientific & Advisory Committee, 3rd Int. “Heat Powered Cycles HPC’04 Cooling, Heating & Power Generation Systems”, London South Bank University and University of Nottingham, 11-13 October 2004, Larnaca, Cyprus

    2000 Member of the Scientific Committee of the Conference «Technologies for Soft Energy Sources & Environment» RENES-net, Athens, Greece

    SESSION CHAIR AT CONFERENCES

    2017 Chair “Flex Ducts, Hard Ducts and No Ducts: Migration Patterns for Duct Hunters (or not) in the Land of Thermal Comfort” session at the 2017 ASHRAE Winter Conference, 28 January – 1 February, 2016, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

    2016 Chair “Efficient School Buildings” session at the SBE16 Int. Conference “Sustainable Synergies from Buildings to the Urban Scale”, 17-19 October 2016, Thessaloniki, Greece

    2016 Chair “Energy Guideline for Historical Buildings” session at the 2016 ASHRAE Annual Conference, June 26, 2016, St Louis, Missouri, USA

    2015 Chair “Solar PV 101 for Designers” session at the 2015 ASHRAE Annual Conference, July 1, 2015, Atlanta, Georgia, USA

    2014 Co-Chair of the session on “Energy Building Performance” at the 10th National Conference “Soft Energy Sources”, 26 – 27 November, Thessaloniki

    2013 Chair “Energy Conservation in Buildings” session at the 4th Int. Conference on Renewable Energy Sources & Energy Efficiency - New Challenges, 6-7 June, 2013, Nicosia, Cyprus

    2012 Chair “Technological sectors and development opportunities in the areas of environment and clean energy (potential in Greece, technologies, standards)” session at TEE Conference “Environment & Development”, Technical Chamber of Greece (TEE), 12-14 December 2012, Athens

    2010 Chair, Technical Session “District Cooling”, Int. Conference UNEP/ASHRAE “Road to Climate Friendly Chillers: Moving Beyond CFCs and HCFCs”, United Nations

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    Environmental Program (UNEP) and the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE), 30 September– 1 October 2010, Cairo, Egypt

    2009 Chair “Energy & Building” session at the 9th National Conference “Soft Energy Sources”, 26 – 28 March, 2009, Paphos, Cyprus

    2008 Chair “Advanced Testing Procedures and Standardization of Solar PV and Thermal Components and Their Buildings’ Integration: International Harmonization of Approaches” session at the 2008 ASHRAE Annual Conference, 21-25 June, Salt Lake City, Utah

    2006 Vice Chair “Photovoltaics” session at the 8th National Conference for “Soft Energy Sources”, 29-31 March, Thessaloniki

    2005 Chair “Solar Cooling Applications” session at the 1st Int. Conference “Solar Air-Conditioning”, 6-7 October, 2005, Kloster Banz, Germany

    2004 Chair, 3rd Int. “Heat Powered Cycles HPC’04”, 11-13 October 2004, Larnaca, Cyprus

    2004 Chair, Technical Seminar ASHRAE RAL ARC, “DISCONF 2004 - Innovative Trends in Heating Ventilation & Air Conditioning”, 25 September 2004, New Delhi, India

    1994 Chair “Design tools and energy performance of buildings” session at the European Conf. on Energy Performance and Indoor Climate in Buildings, 24-26 November 1994, Lyon, France

    1993 Co-Chair “Radiation - Data – Oral” session at the ISES Int. Solar Energy Congress, 23-27 August 1993, Budapest, Hungary

    REVIEWER OF PAPERS IN INTERNATIONAL JOURNALS - BOOKS

    ASHRAE Reviewer of half-day course material “High Performance Building Design: Applications and Future Trends”, ASHRAE Learning Institute

    Books Reviewer of book proposals for the publisher Springer Science

    Reviewer of ASHRAE Green Guide eLearning modules, ASHRAE Learning Institute and Elsevier (Fundamentals of Sustainable Buildings and High Performance Systems Design, Module 5: Indoor Environmental Quality, Module 6: Energy Conservation)

    IPCC Expert reviewer (2013), Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), 5th Assessment Report – AR5, Working Group II (Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability): Chapter 8 – Urban Areas, 113 p.; Chapter 10 – Key Economic Sectors and Services, 74 p.; Chapter 23 – Europe, 101 p.; Second Order Drafts (SOD). AR5 Summary for Policy Makers – SPM, 29 p.

    Expert reviewer (2010), Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Working Group III (WG III) for the Mitigation of Climate Change, Chapter 3 – Direct Solar Energy, 98 p., Second Order Draft (SOD) of the Special Report on Renewable Energy Sources and Climate Change Mitigation (SRREN)

    Journals American Journal of Infection Control (Elsevier) Applied Meteorology (American Meteorological Society) Applied Thermal Engineering (Elsevier) Applied Energy (Elsevier) ASCE Energy Engineering (American Society of Civil Engineers) ASCE Materials in Civil Engineering (American Society of Civil Engineers) ASHRAE Journal (ASHRAE) Automation in Construction (Elsevier) Buildings (MDPI AG) Building & Environment (Elsevier) Building Engineering (Elsevier) Building Research & Information (Taylor & Francis) Central European Journal of Engineering (Springer) Civil Engineering and Management (Taylor & Francis) Construction & Building Materials (Elsevier) Cultural Heritage (Elsevier) Energy (Aims Press) Energy (Elsevier) Energies (MDPI AG) Energy & Buildings (Elsevier) Energy Conversion and Management (Elsevier) Energy Efficiency (Springer) Energy Engineering-IJEE (World Academic Publishing) Energy Policy (Elsevier) Environment and Development (WSEAS Press) Environment Engineering (Taylor and Francis) Environmental Management (Elsevier) Environmental Engineering and Management (Gheorghe Asachi Technical University) Environmental Science &

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    Technology (American Chemical Society) Future Cities and Environment (Elsevier) Global Journal of Energy Technology Research Updates (Avanti) Green - Sustainable Energy Conversion and Storage (Walter de Gruyter) Housing and the Built Environment (Springer) Infrared Physics & Technology (Elsevier) Journal of Cleaner Production (Elsevier) Journal of Construction in Developing Countries (Universiti Sains Malaysia Press) Journal of Sustainable Building Technology & Urban Development (Taylor & Francis) Renewable and Sustainable Energy (AIP) Solar Energy (Elsevier) Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells (Elsevier) Structural Engineering and Mechanics (Techno-Press) Sustainability (MDPI AG) Sustainable Cities and Society (Springer) The Open Construction and Building Technology Journal-TOBCTJ (Bentham) The Open Civil Engineering Journal-TOCIEJ (Bentham)

    REVIEWER IN INTERNATIONAL & NATIONAL CONFERENCES

    2017 Reviewer of papers for the ASHRAE Conferences & “ASHRAE Transactions”, Summer Conference, June 24-28, 2017, Long Beach, USA

    2016-2017 Reviewer of abstracts & papers for the Int. Conferences of IBPSA (International Building Performance Simulation Association) Building Simulation 2017, 7-9 August, San Fransisco, California, USA

    2016 Reviewer of abstracts & papers for EinB2016 - 5th Int. Conference “Energy in Buildings 2016, ASHRAE Hellenic Chapter and Technical Chamber of Greece (ΤΕΕ), and EinT2016 – 1st Int. Conference “Energy in Buildings 2016, ASHRAE Hellenic Chapter, Hellenic Navy, Technical Chamber of Greece (TEE) and Attiko Metro, 12 November, 2016, Athens, Greece

    2016 Reviewer of papers for the ASHRAE Conferences & “ASHRAE Transactions”, Winter Conference, January 28-February 1, 2017, Las Vegas, USA; Summer Conference, June 24-28, 2017, Long Beach, USA

    2016 Reviewer of papers for the Int. Conference RAAR 2016 “Recent Advancement in Air-conditioning and Refrigeration”, 10-12 November 2016, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India

    2016 Reviewer of papers & Member of the Program Committee for the CLIMA 2016 12th REHVA World Congress, 22-25 May 2016, Aalborg, Denmark

    2016 Reviewer of papers for the ASHRAE Conferences & “ASHRAE Transactions”, St Louis Annual Conference, June 25-29, USA

    2015-2016 Reviewer of abstracts & papers for the SBE16 Int. Conference “Sustainable Synergies from Buildings to the Urban Scale”, 17-19 October 2016, Thessaloniki, Greece

    2015-2016 Reviewer of abstracts for the 5th Int. Conference “Renewable Energy Sources - New Challenges”, 5-6 May 2016, Nicosia, Cyprus

    2015 Reviewer of papers for the ASHRAE Conferences & “ASHRAE Transactions”, Orlando Winter Conference, January 23-27, 2016, USA

    2015 Reviewer of papers for the ASHRAE Conferences & “ASHRAE Transactions”, Atlanta Annual Conference, June 27-July 1, 2016, USA

    2014-2015 Reviewer of abstracts & papers for the ASHRAE Conference “Energy & Environment in Ships 2015”, Athens, May 22-24, USA

    2014-2015 Reviewer of abstracts & papers for the Int. Conferences of IBPSA (International Building Performance Simulation Association) Building Simulation 2015, 7-9 December, Hyderabad, India

    2014-2015 Reviewer of abstracts and papers for the 3rd International Conference “Building Energy and Environment – COBEE 2015” and 9th International Symposium on Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (ISHVAC), 12-15 July, Tianjin, China

    2014 Reviewer of papers for the ASHRAE Conferences & “ASHRAE Transactions”, Chicago Winter Conference, 24-28 January, USA

    2014 Reviewer of abstracts & papers for the 10th National Conference “Soft Energy Sources”, 26 – 27 November, Thessaloniki

    2014 Reviewer of papers for the ASHRAE Conferences & “ASHRAE Transactions”, Seattle Annual Conference, 28 June - 2 July, USA

    2014 Reviewer of papers for the 12th Int. Conference on Meteorology, Climatology and

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    Atmospheric Physics - COMECAP 2014, 28-31 May, Heraklion 2014 Reviewer of papers for the ASHRAE Int. Conference on Efficient, High

    Performance Buildings for Developing Economies, 24-25 April, Manila, Philippines

    2013 Reviewer of papers for the ASHRAE Conferences & “ASHRAE Transactions”, New York Winter Conference, 18-24 January, USA

    2013 Reviewer of abstracts for the 4th Int. Conference on Renewable Energy Sources & Energy Efficiency – New Challenges - RES&EE 2013, 6-7 June, Nicosia, Cyprus

    2013 Reviewer of abstracts for the 5th Int. Conference “Solar Air-Conditioning”, 25-27 September, Bad Krozingen, Germany

    2012-2013 Reviewer of abstracts & papers for the Int. Conferences of IBPSA (International Building Performance Simulation Association) Building Simulation 2013 “Building simulation for a sustainable world", 25-30 August, Chambery, France

    2012 Reviewer of papers for the ASHRAE Conferences & “ASHRAE Transactions” Dallas Winter Conference, 26-30 January, USA

    2011-2012 Reviewer of papers for the 11th Int. Conference on Meteorology, Climatology and Atmospheric Physics - COMECAP 2012, 30 May - 1 June, Athens

    2011-2012 Reviewer of abstracts and papers for the 2nd Int. Conference “Building Energy and Environment – COBEE 2012”, 1-4 August, Boulder, Colorado, USA

    2011 Reviewer of papers for the ASHRAE Conferences & “ASHRAE Transactions” Montreal Summer Conference, 25-29 June 2011, Canada & Chicago Winter Conference, 21-25 January 2012, USA

    2011 Reviewer of papers for the Worldwide Online Conference - CLIMATE 2011 “Climate Change and Disaster Risk Management”, 7-12 November

    2011 Reviewer of abstracts for the 4th Int. Conference “Solar Air-Conditioning”, 12 – 14 October, Larnaka, Cyprus

    2011 Reviewer of abstracts for the International Solar Energy Society ISES “Solar World Congress 2011”, 28 August – 2 September, Kassel, Germany

    2010-2011 Reviewer of abstracts & papers for the Int. Conferences of IBPSA (International Building Performance Simulation Association) “Building Simulation 2011”, 14-16 November, Sydney, Australia

    2010 Reviewer of papers for the ASHRAE Conferences & “ASHRAE Transactions” Las Vegas Winter Conference, 29 January – 2 February 2011, USA & Montreal Summer Conference, 25-29 June 2011, Canada

    2010 Reviewer of abstracts for the Int. Conference “Greenbuild 2010” International Conference and Expo, US Green Building Council, 17-19 November, Chicago, USA

    2010 Reviewer of abstracts and papers for “Eurosun 2010”, Int. Conference on Solar Heating, Cooling and Buildings, 28 September – 1 October, Graz, Austria

    2009 Reviewer of abstracts for the Int. Conference Clima 2010 “Sustainable Energy Use in Buildings”, 9 – 12 May, Antalya, Turkey

    2009 Reviewer of abstracts & papers for the Int. Energy Sustainability Conference ES2009, American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), 19-23 July, San Francisco, USA

    2009 Reviewer of abstracts for the 3rd Int. Conference “Solar Air-Conditioning”, 30 September – 2 October, Palermo, Italy

    2009 Reviewer of abstracts for the Int. Conference “Greenbuild 2009” International Conference and Expo, US Green Building Council, 11-13 November, Phoenix, USA

    2008-2009 Reviewer of abstracts & papers for the Int. Conferences of IBPSA (International Building Performance Simulation Association) “Building Simulation 2009”, 27-30 July, Glasgow

    2008-2009 Reviewer of abstracts & papers for the 9th National Conference “Soft Energy Sources”, 26 – 28 March, Geroskipou, Paphos, Cyprus

    2008 Reviewer of abstracts and papers for “Eurosun 2008”, Int. Conference on Solar Heating, Cooling and Buildings, 7-10 October, Lisbon, Portugal

    2008 Reviewer of abstracts for the Int. Conference “Greenbuild 2008”, US Green Building Council, 19-21 November, Boston, USA

    2007-2008 Reviewer of abstracts and papers for the 1st Int. Conference on “Building Energy and Environment – COBEE 2008”, 14-16 July, Dalian, China

    2007 Reviewer of abstracts for the 2nd Int. Conference “Solar Air-Conditioning”, 18-19

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    October, Tarragona, Spain 2006-2007 Reviewer of abstracts & papers for the Int. Conferences of IBPSA (International

    Building Performance Simulation Association) “Building Simulation 2007”, 3-6 September, Beijing, China

    2006 Reviewer of papers for the ASHRAE Conferences & “ASHRAE Transactions” Dallas Winter Conference, 27-31 January 2007, USA

    2006 Reviewer of papers for the Int. Conference of International Association of Science and Technology for Development – IASTED “Power, Energy, and Applications - PEA 2006, Low Energy Buildings”, 11-13 September 2006, Gaborone, Botswana

    2005 Reviewer of papers for the ASHRAE Conferences & “ASHRAE Transactions” Quebec City Summer Conference, 24-28 June 2006, Canada

    2005 Reviewer of papers for the Int. Conference of International Association of Science and Technology for Development – IASTED “5th International Conference on Modeling, Simulation, and Optimization, Building Energy Simulations”, 29-31 August, Oranjestad, Aruba

    2005 Reviewer of papers for the Int. Conference “Integration of the Renewable Energy Systems into the Building Structures”, 7-10 July, Patras

    2004-2005 Reviewer of abstracts & papers for the Int. Conferences of IBPSA (International Building Performance Simulation Association) “Building Simulation 2005”, 15-18 August, Montreal, Canada

    2002-2003 Reviewer of abstracts & papers for the Int. Conferences of IBPSA (International Building Performance Simulation Association) “Building Simulation 2003”, 11-14 August, Eindhoven, The Netherlands

    1998 Reviewer of extended abstracts for the International Solar Energy Society - ISES “1999 ISES World Congress”, 4-9 July, Jerusalem, Israel

    PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

    Technical Chamber of Greece (TEE); PEng in Greece / Chartered Mechanical Engineer A.M. 55540 since 1989 European Engineer (EUR ING, A.M. 12340GR since 1992) Society of Hellenic Researchers (EEE) Hellenic Society of Mechanical - Electrical Engineers (ΠΣΔΜΗ) Hellenic Association for the Combined Heat & Power (HACHP) Hellenic Forum for the Dissemination of Renewable Energy Sources (ELFORES) Institute of Energy of South East Europe (IENE) European Construction Technology Platform (ECTP) International Association for Life-Cycle Civil Engineering (IALCCE) Member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME, MBR: 55749); Fellow (2005), Member (2002), Associate Member (1984), Student Member (1982) Greek Section of ASME (2000) American Society of Heating Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE, MBR: 2017315); Fellow (2012), Member (2000), Associate Member (1985), Student Member (1984) ASHRAE Hellenic Chapter International Building Performance Simulation Association (IBPSA), Regional Affiliate (1996-2004) Citizens’ Inspectorate for Sustainable Development (CISD) World Society of Sustainable Energy Technologies (WSSET)

    OTHER ACTIVITIES NOA: Alternate Director IERSD (2016-today) Member (2016) of the Scientific Council of Institute (ESI) IERSD Alternate Director IERSD (2012-2013) Member (2002-2003), Chair (2006-2007) and Vice Chair (2014-2015) of the Scientific

    Advisory Council (EGS) IERSD Member of the Evaluation Committee for new candidates or the advancement of scientists at

    3rd

    and 4th Grade IERSD scientists (2007)

    Member of the Weather Station Scientific Committee for the oversight and coordination of the operation of the IERSD Meteorological and Actinometric Stations at Thissio and Penteli, (2011-2014), Chair (1-6/2012, 1-6/2014), Vice-Chair (5-12/2011, 7-12/2012), Secretary (7-12/2013), Member (1-6/2013).

    ASHRAE: Vice-President, Member of the Executive Committee & Member of the Board of Directors (2011-2013) Director-At-Large Member of the Board of Directors – DAL BOD (2007-2010) Chair (2012-2013) & Vice Chair (2011-2012) Technology Council Finance Committee (2009-2012)

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    Chair Planning Committee - PLC (2016-2017) Chair TC 6.7 Solar Energy Utilization (2016-present) Member Residential Buildings Committee (2015-present) Member SSPC 189.1 “Standard for the Design of High-Performance, Green Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings” (2016-2020) Member Presidential Ad Hoc Committee Residential Construction (2014-2015) Member GPC 34 “Energy Guideline for Historical Buildings and Structures - T-STD-GPC 34 (2013-present) Member Environmental Health Committee - EHC (2013-2016) Member Planning Committee - PLC (2013-2016) Member TC 6.7 Solar Energy Utilization (2013-2016) Member Nominating Committee (2014-2016) Vice Chair ASHRAE Associate Society Alliance – AASA (2011-2012) Publishing & Education Council - PEC DAL (2009-2010) & At Large Member (2010-2011) Technology Council DAL (2008-2009) Members Council DAL (2007-2008) President-Elect Advisory Committee - PEAC (2007-2010) BOD Ex Officio Professional Development (2009-2010) BOD Ex Officio Handbook Committee (2009-2010) BOD Ex Officio Refrigeration Committee – REF (2008-2009) BOD Ex Officio Technical Activities Committee – T-TAC (2008-2009) BOD Ex Officio Honors and Awards Committee – H&A (2007-2008) BOD Ex Officio Student Activities Committee – SAC (2007-2008) BOD Ex Officio Young Engineers in ASHRAE Committee - YEA (2007-2008) BOD Subcommittee for Research Administration Committee (RAC) Nominations (2007-2009), (2011-12) Publishing & Education Council Fiscal Subcommittee (2009-2010) Tech Council Functional Planning Subcommittee (2008-2009) Members Council Planning Committee (2007-2008) Members Council Ad Hoc Committee Chapter Constitution and Bylaws (2007-2008) Member Presidential Ad Hoc Committee Board Governance Transition Team (2009-2010) Member Presidential Ad Hoc Committee Board Governance Implementation (2008-2009) Consultant Building Energy Quotient Committee (2011-2012) Member Presidential Ad Hoc Committee Building Energy Labeling Implementation (2008-2010) Member Presidential Ad Hoc Committee Building Energy Labeling (2007-2008) Member Advanced Energy Design Guides - AEDG Steering Committee (2011-2012) Member Site-Source Presidential Ad Hoc Committee (2011-2012) International Member Technical Committee 6.7 Solar Energy Utilization (2007-2011) & Chair Handbook Committee (2010-2016) Member (consultant) of the Environmental Health Committee (2006-2007) Technical Advisory Ad Hoc Committee for the ASHRAE Headquarters building renovation project, Subcommittee Member of Subject Matter Lead for Energy, IEQ, and Living Laboratory (2006-2008), Technical Resource Group TRG – 4: Sustainable Building Guidance and Metrics (2007-2009) Standard Project Committee Voting Member: ASHRAE SPC 183 (2005-2007) ANSI/ASHRAE/ACCA Standard 183-2007 “Methods and Procedures for Performing Cooling and Heating Load Calculations in Non-Residential Buildings” ASHRAE SPC 93 (2006-2010) “Method of Testing to Determine Thermal Performance of Solar Collectors” Corresponding Member of Technical Resource Group TRG – 7: Sustainable Building Guidance and Metrics (2007-2009) Technical Committees – Corresponding Member: TC 2.8 – Building Environmental Impacts and Sustainability (2006-present), TC 4.2 – Climatic Information (2005-present), TC 4.7 Energy Calculations (2006-present), TC 6.7 Solar Energy Utilization (2006-2007), TC 7.6 Building Energy Performance (2010-present), TC 8.3 Absorption (2005-present), TC 9.6 Health Care Facilities (2004-present) Member of the European Subcommittee in ASHRAE Globalization Road Map Ad Hoc Committee (2006-2007) Member of the Members Council Ad Hoc Committee for the RAL - Region-At-Large (2007) Member of the ASHRAE Vision 20/20 Ad Hoc Committee (2007) Sub-region (B) / European Chair, RAL - Region-At-Large (2002-2006) Member of ASHRAE Student Activities Committee (2003-2006) Member of ASHRAE Chapter Programs Committee (2002-2003) Founding Member of a non-profit Hellenic organization “ASHRAE Hellenic Chapter” (2002) President (1999-2000) and V. President (2000-2004), ASHRAE Hellenic Chapter; Chair Student Activities Committee (2010-2011), Chair Honors & Awards Committee (2009-2011), Chair Publications-Newsletter (1999-present), Chair Historical Committee (2000-present), Chair CRC Action (1999-2002) ASHRAE Hellenic Chapter Initiating Representative & Chair of the Steering Committee (1998-1999) for establishing the ASHRAE Hellenic Chapter.

    ASME: Volunteer in the e-mentoring program for Students (2003-2010) and Early career (2008-2009) Elected member of the Governing Board ASME Greek Section (1999-2001) Member of the Executive Committee to establish the ASME Greek Section (ExCo 1999-2001).

    Georgia: Volunteer in the e-Mentor Jackets program for students (2012-2013) Tech Graduate Student Government, Vice-President (1986), Senator (1986-1987)

    Other: Member of the Governing Board HACHP (2002-2003) Regional Affiliate for Greece of IBPSA - International Building Performance Simulation Association (1997-2007) Alumni Association

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    Georgia Tech Member American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association (ΑHΕPΑ) Alumni Association Varvakios Model School.

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    SCIENTIFIC ACTIVITY INDICATORS

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    International Journals: 72 Books & Contributions in Books: 21

    Hellenic Journals & Technical Magazines:

    27 Editor – Books-Scientific Publications:

    9

    Scientific Publications: 47 Technical Reports: 202

    Conferences - Symposiums: 197 Educational Notes: 21

    Theses: 2 Citations: 3365

    Documents: 79 Citations: 2,160 (Excluding self citations of all authors)

    Balaras, Constantinos A

    C.A. Balaras

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    PROFESSIONAL CAREER

    2/06 to this date Research Director (1st Grade) Institute of Environmental Research & Sustainable Development National Observatory of Athens

    1/02 to 1/06 Senior Researcher (2nd Grade) Institute of Environmental Research & Sustainable Development National Observatory of Athens

    9/98 to 12/01 Associate Researcher (3rd

    Grade) Institute of Environmental Research & Sustainable Development (ex-IMPAE) National Observatory of Athens

    12/94 to 9/98 Assistant Researcher (4th Grade)

    Institute of Meteorology & Physics of the Atmospheric Environment (IMPAE) National Observatory of Athens

    7/93 to 1/97 Associate Central Institute for Energy Efficiency Education, Athens, Greece

    11/92 to 12/94 Research Associate Department of Applied Physics University of Athens, Greece

    3/92 to 12/94 Consulting Engineer C.A. Balaras Mech. Eng., Athens, Greece

    9/91 to 7/95 Associate Professor Mechanical Engineering Dept. Technological Educational Institute Piraeus, Greece

    9/91 to 6/95 Professor Mechanical Engineering Dept. British Hellenic College Athens, Greece

    9/91 to 6/92 Associate Professor Mechanical Engineering Dept. SELETE, Athens, Greece

    5/91 to 12/93 Senior Mechanical Engineer Protechna Ltd Athens, Greece

    12/90 to this date Seminar Lecturer - National Observatory of Athens - Technical Chamber of Greece - Institute for Technological Applications, Athens, Greece - Center for Energy Education

    10/90 to 5/91 Enlisted in the Hellenic Army Research Scientist

    Department of Applied Physics National University of Athens Athens, Greece

    Honorably Discharged from the Armed Forces on May 20, 1991.

    11/89 to 10/90 Enlisted in the Hellenic Army Research Scientist

    National Defense Research Centre Athens, Greece

    9/88 to 9/89 Senior Mechanical Engineer American Standards Testing Bureau Inc. Philadelphia, PA, USA

    12/87 to 6/88 Consulting Engineer American Combustion Inc. Norcross, GA, USA

    Summers 1982, 1983 Engineer Trainee Mechanical Engineering Dept. Hellenic Shipyards Co. Skaramaga, Greece

    4/84 to 6/88 Research Assistant School of Mechanical Engineering Georgia Institute of Technology Atlanta, GA, USA

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    RESEARCH EXPERIENCE

    Have worked as a project coordinator, scientist in charge, participant in the following research, demonstration and technical projects with the corresponding affiliations:

    National Observatory of Athens - European Projects (CESBA MED, EPISCOPE, ISES, TABULA, HIGH-COMBI,

    DATAMINE, EPA-NR, EPA-ED, SACE, XENIOS, INVESTIMMO, TOBUS, EPIQR, SOLHEATCOOL, CAMPUS, SOLAR CONTROL, MODERN CONTROL TECHNIQUES, OPERATING ROOMS, RETROFIT of OFFICE BUILDING, DAYLIGHTING, MaNaPi)

    - National Projects (Ministry for the Environment, Physical Planning and Public Works - Operational Programme for Energy, Hellenic Airports)

    - Projects with Industry (ELVAL) - Projects with other organisations & Consulting Companies (TEE-KENAK – Technical

    Chamber of Greece; Hellenic Aviation Authority, CRES, J.Ε. Papagrigorakis & Associates, Electrical – Mechanical Engineers – Consultants, I. Printatkos & Associates, Z. Samourka-Architects)

    University of Athens - European Projects (SPORTS CENTERS, PASCOOL) - National Projects (Scientific Cooperation Greece-Spain, TMR)

    CIENE, University of Athens - European Projects (RES N. AEGEAN ISLANDS, OLD OFFICE BUILDINGS, PASSIVE

    COOLING)

    Technical Educational Institute of Piraeus - SOLARIS

    Protechna Ltd - European Projects (GREENHOUSES, TEMPUS, TRAINING CENTRES, PASSYS II) - National Projects (General Secretariat for Research & Technology)

    Georgia Institute of Technology - Georgia Power Co., USA

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    COORDINATOR – SCIENTIST IN CHARGE Of RESEACH & OTHER PROJECTS

    Participation in the following work programmes and collaborations as project coordinator (CO), scientist in charge (SC) and main participant (MP) at the National Observatory of Athens since 1995.

    Project (Role) - Title / Funding Organization Contract No Period

    THERMIE (MP) – Retrofitting of an Office Building for Energy Conservation in Heating, Cooling and Lighting, and for Improved Indoor Conditions / E.C. D.G. Energy (DG XVII)

    BU 531/94 HE 1994-1997

    EPIQR (SC) - A Cost Predictive European Retrofitting Evaluation Method for Improving the Energy Performance and the Indoor Environment of Existing Apartment Buildings / Ε.C. D.G. Research (XII)

    JOR3-CT96-0044 1996 - 1998

    SOLAR CONTROL (MP) - Integrated Approach in Solar Control Techniques / Ε.C. D.G. Research (XII)

    JOR3-CT96-0113 1996-1999

    SOLHEATCOOL (MP) - Integrated Approach in Solar Control Techniques / Ε.C. D.G. Research (XII)

    JOR3-CT97-0181 1998-2000

    TOBUS (SC) - A Decision making tool for selecting office building upgrading solutions / Ε.C. D.G. Research (XII)

    JOR3-CT98-0235 1998 - 2000

    OPERATING ROOMS (SC) - Survey of Occupational Problems and Risks Related to Indoor Conditions in Hospitals Operating Rooms / Ε.C. D.G. Employment (V)

    SOC 97 202362 05F05 1998 - 1999

    ΙΕΑ Task 25 (SC) - Solar Assisted Air Conditioning of Buildings / International Energy Agency

    1999 - 2005

    MaNaPi (SC) - Managing Natural Pollutants Indoor / Ε.C. D.G. Employment (V)

    2000 - 2001

    HELLENIC AIRPORTS (SC) - Energy Conservation in Airports / Ministry of Development, Operational Energy Programme

    2000 - 2001

    INVESTIMMO (SC) - A Decision-making Tool for Long-term Efficient Investment Strategies in Housing Maintenance and Refurbishment / Ε.C. D.G. Research (XII)

    G1RD-CT-2000-00371 2001 - 2004

    ELVAL (CO) - Evaluation of aluminium wall cladding on building facades. Parametric investigation of Energy conservation as a result of aluminium wall cladding on building facades. Multimedia software & educational material / Hellenic Aluminium Industry S.A.

    2001 - 2002

    MEPPPW (MP) - Evaluation of supporting policies for the advancement of the Ministry’s policies in relation to the abatement of CO2 emissions in the residential and tertiary sectors / Ministry for the Environment, Physical Planning and Public Works

    2001 - 2002

    XENIOS (CO) - Development of an audit tool for Hotel buildings and the promotion of RUE and RES / Ε.C. D.G. Energy (XVII)

    AL 4.1030/Z/01-135/2001

    2002 - 2003

    SACE (SC) - Solar Air Conditioning in Europe / Ε.C. D.G. Research (XII)

    NNE5/2001/00025 2002 - 2003

    EPA-ED (SC) - Development of and preparations for the implementation of an Energy Performance

    AL 4.1030/Z/01- 2002 - 2004

    http://cordis.europa.eu/projects/rcn/45166_en.htmlhttp://cordis.europa.eu/projects/rcn/37140_en.htmlhttp://cordis.europa.eu/projects/rcn/46330_en.htmlhttp://cordis.europa.eu/projects/rcn/40333_en.htmlhttp://cordis.europa.eu/projects/rcn/46342_en.htmlhttp://task25.iea-shc.org/http://cordis.europa.eu/projects/rcn/54519_en.htmlhttp://cordis.europa.eu/projects/rcn/62787_en.htmlhttp://www.energycon.org/sace/sace.htmhttp://cordis.europa.eu/project/rcn/70233_en.html

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    Project (Role) - Title / Funding Organization Contract No Period

    Assessment Method for Existing Dwellings to stimulate RUE and the use of RES in the existing dwelling stock in Member States / Ε.C. D.G. Energy (XVII)

    142/2001

    LIFETIME (SC) - Engineering of Buildings & Civil Infrastructures / Ε.C. D.G. Research (XII)

    G1RT-CT-2002-05082 2002 - 2005

    JEPA (CO) - Thermal Simulations & Building Energy Audits / JEPA – J.Ε. Papagrigorakis & Associates, Electrical – Mechanical Engineers – Consultants

    2004 - 2010

    PRINTATKOS (CO) - Thermal & Cooling load calculations / Ι. Printatkos & Associates

    2004

    EPA-NR (SC) - Energy Performance Assessment for Existing Non Residential Buildings / Ε.C. D.G. TREN (XVII)

    EIE/04/125/S07.38651 2005 - 2007

    DATAMINE (SC) - Collecting Data from energy certification to Monitor performance Indicators for New and Existing Buildings / Ε.C. D.G. TREN (XVII)

    EIE-05-097 2006 - 2008

    SAMOURKA (CO) - Thermal simulations & Solar Protection of Building / Samourka Z. Architects

    2006

    ΙΕΑ Task 38 (SC) - Solar Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration / International Energy Agency

    2006 - 2010

    HIGH-COMBI (SC) - High Solar Fraction Heating and Cooling Systems with Combination of Innovative Components and Methods / Ε.C. D.G. TREN (XVII)

    TREN/07/FP6EN/S07.68923/038659

    2007 - 2011

    TABULA (MP) - Typology Approach for Building Stock Energy Assessment / Ε.C. Executive Agency for Competitiveness and Innovation (EACI)

    IEE-08-495 2009-2012

    IC-MED (SC) - Inter-Clusters Mediterranée / European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) & CRES

    2009 - 2012

    TEE-KENAK (MP) - Software development for the implementation of the national regulation on the energy performance of buildings / Technical Chamber of Greece

    2010 - 2012

    ISES (SC) - Intelligent Services for Energy-Efficient Design and Life Cycle Simulation / Ε.C. 7

    th

    Framework Programme, D.G. Information Society and Media

    FP7-ICT-2011-7 / 288819

    2011 - 2014

    TEE-KENAK II (MP) - Maintenance of the TEE-KENAK software for the implementation of the national regulation on the energy performance of buildings / Technical Chamber of Greece

    2012-2016

    EPISCOPE (MP) - Energy Performance Indicator Tracking Schemes for the Continuous Optimisation of Refurbishment Processes in European Housing Stocks / Ε.C. Executive Agency for Small and Medium Size Enterprises (EASME)

    IEE/12/695/SI2.644739 2013-2016

    ENER/C3 (MP) – Technical assessment of national - regional calculation methodologies for the energy performance of buildings / CSTB-France & BEELAS Group s.r.o.-Slovakia for D.G. Energy, European Commission

    ENER/C3/2013-425 2014

    PHAROS - An Integrated Planning Tool for Meeting the Energy and Water Needs of Small and Medium Size Aegean Sea Islands Using Optimum Renewable Energy Sources Hybrid

    2014-2015

    http://ec.europa.eu/energy/intelligent/projects/sites/iee-projects/files/projects/documents/epa-nr_epa_nr_overview_of_results_en.pdfhttp://www.meteo.noa.gr/datamine/http://archive.iea-shc.org/task38/http://www.highcombi.eu/http://www.episcope.eu/building-typology/http://portal.tee.gr/portal/page/portal/SCIENTIFIC_WORK/GR_ENERGEIAS/kenakhttp://ises.eu-project.info/http://portal.tee.gr/portal/page/portal/SCIENTIFIC_WORK/GR_ENERGEIAS/kenakhttp://www.episcope.eu/

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    Project (Role) - Title / Funding Organization Contract No Period

    Systems (ΑΤΕΙ of Pireaus) / EXCELLENCE II, Operational Programme “Education and Lifelong Learning”, General Secreteriat for Research, Ministry of Education

    CESBA MED - Sustainable MED Cities / E.C. Interreg MED Programme, European Regional Development Fund

    CESBA MED (990) 2016-2019

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    OVERVIEW OF MAIN ACTIVITIES EXPLOITATION - DISSEMINATION - SERVICES

    In the frame of exploitation & dissemination of R&D results and distribution of products, efforts for the promotion of activities and services, have undertaken the following activities:

    Commercial development & distribution of EPIQR software - Hellenic version for residential building audits, energy & refurbishment assessment

    EPIQR Educational version

    Aristotelio University of Thessaloniki (AUTH), Dimokritus University of Thrace (DUTH), National Technical University of Athens (NTUA), CRES, ΤΕΙ Kozani, ΤΕΙ Crete, Greek Postal Savings Bank – Technical Services Dept, Municipality of Nikea, Various engineers and technical firms.

    Course “Building energy audits”, Department Environmental Engineers, Dimokritus University of Thrace

    EPA-NR software Technical Chamber of Greece (TEE) Piraeus Bank Series of educational & training seminars for engineers

    Dissemination of scientific publications – products – services

    Public sector & NGOs Hellenic Ministry of Environment & Energy (YPEN) Exergeia S.A. Hellenic Ministry of Environment, Energy & Climatic Change

    (YPEKA) Technical Chamber of Greece (TEE) Hellenic Ministry of Environment (YPEXODE) AUTH DUTH NTUA CRES INIER - Interdisciplinary Institute for Environmental Research World Wide Fund of Nature (WWF Hellas)

    Industry & Private sector ELVAL – Hellenic Aluminium Industry S.A. JEPA – J.Ε. Papagrigorakis & Associates Ι. Printatkos & Associates Z. Samourka - Architects D. Rizos Architect LDK Ltd Giakas Th. – Petropoulou V. & Associates Architects SONAE – Xaragionis Ltd EMD Constructions Piraeus Bank HVAC: Interklima, Fyrogenis, Trane

    Expos (Exhibitor and/or Forum organizer) Participation in Int. Expo Climatherm 2004(E), 2006(E), 2008(E) EnergyReS 2007(E&F), 2008(E&F), 2009(E&F) Building Green 2008(E&F), 2012(F), 2013(F)

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    TEACHING EXPERIENCE

    Have taught undergraduate, distance learning and post-graduate courses and seminars at various Institutions on the following subjects:

    Technological Education Institute - TEI of Piraeus: "Energy Studies” (2007-2009) / “Building Energy Management” (2010-present)” in the post-graduate programme "MSc in Energy" of the Mechanical Engineering Dept. - TEI of Piraeus in collaboration with Heriot-Watt University, UK. Co-teaching “Energy Saving and Rational Energy Use” (2015-present)” in the post-graduate programme “Energy & Environmental Investments”, Mechanical Engineering Dept. – Piraeus University of Applied Sciences, Technological Education Institute - TEI of Piraeus.

    National Technical University of Athens – NTUA: Environmental Impact on Buildings, during the post-graduate level program on "Protection of Monuments", B Major "Materials & Renovation Actions" (2005-2008, 2015)

    Technological Education Institute - TEI of Piraeus: 5th Semester course on Renewable Energy Sources, Theory & Lab (1991-1995); Development of educational material and participation in the Distance Learning programme on “Conventional & Renewable Energy Sources”, “Energy Systems Analysis” for a post-graduate level program on “Energy Management Systems” in collaboration with Open University, UK (1999-2006).

    TEI of Herkalion (Buildings & Energy Consumption, Elective Program Studies “Energy & Environmental Technologies”).

    SELETE (Courses 8th semester: Renewable Energy Sources, 5th semester: Fluid Mechanics, 6th semester: Heat Transfer).

    British Hellenic College: 1st & 2nd year courses: Manufacturing, Thermodynamics - Fluid Mechanics, Experimental Methods (1991-1995).

    University of Athens (Laboratory on Atmospheric Physics, Laboratory on Electromagnetics).

    Technical Chamber of Greece (Energy Consumption in Buildings, Energy Design of Buildings, Passive Solar Systems).

    Center for Energy Education (Cooling Load of Buildings, Thermal Comfort, Energy Consumption in Hellenic Buildings, Energy Conservation for Heating of Buildings).

    National Observatory of Athens (Solar energy, Solar collectors, Photovoltaics, Geothermal energy, Biomass, Energy conservation, Electrical energy consumption for lighting).

    Institute for Technological Applications (Bioclimatic Architecture, Heating and Cooling Systems, Indoor Air Quality).

    Hellenic Productivity Center (Thermophysical Properties of CFCs, Solar Radiation, Solar Greenhouses, How to Prepare and Submit Research Proposals).

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    PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

    Engineer Trainee Mechanical Engineering Dept.

    Hellenic Shipyards Co., Skaramaga, Hellas

    PERIOD: Summer 82/83

    Worked in the Department of New Constructions and the Department of Repairs with appropriate responsibilities. Worked closely with senior mechanical engineers in the design of ship engine rooms and ship air-conditioning systems.

    Graduate Research Assistant Mechanical Engineering Dept.

    Georgia Institute of Technology, USA

    PERIOD: 4/84 - 6/88

    Employed as a research assistant at the Solar Energy Laboratory, School of Mechanical Engineering. Developed numerical models in FORTRAN for a CYBER mainframe to predict solar radiation components. The project was sponsored by Georgia Power Co., as part of the Solar Total Energy Project. The work provided a better under standing of the phenomena involved and may be implemented for improving the design and application of solar energy systems. Experienced with IBM mainframes, CYBER 990, several programming languages, and personal computer applications. Completed a Ph.D. Dissertation and a Master's Thesis with numerous publications in the area of solar radiation. Majored in Thermal Sciences with a minor in Mathematics and Geophysical Sciences. Graduate level courses included:

    Heat Transfer Thermodynamics

    Fluids Direct Energy Conversion

    Internal Combustion Engines Turbines

    Thermal Environmental Control Energy in Architecture

    Energy Conversion Systems Heat Exchangers

    Advanced Solar Energy Systems Solar Utilisation Systems

    Advanced Refrigeration Experimental Statistics

    Meteorology for Solar & Wind Atmospheric Physics

    Numerical Methods for Mech. Eng. Numerical Linear Algebra

    Numerical Solution Non-Linear Eqs Calculus of Variations Passed the Doctorate Program Qualifiers in the areas of Heat Transfer, Thermodynamics and Fluids.

    Consulting Engineer American Combustion Inc.,

    Norcross, GA, USA

    PERIOD: 12/87 - 6/88

    Part time employment. Developed analytical models and a software for the study of heat transfer phenomena for steel billets in reheat furnaces. Evaluated emerging technologies of pollution control equipment and combustion processes for hazardous waste incineration.

    Senior Mechanical Engineer American Standards Testing Bureau, Inc.,

    Philadelphia, PA, USA

    PERIOD: 9/88 - 9/89

    Responsible for Research and Development in thermal and energy efficient systems. Involved in lab consulting and forensic expert services for industrial and public sector clients. Among other research activities acted as the principal investigator and head of a research group in the areas of enhanced surface heat exchangers and thermodynamic properties of advanced refrigerants. Initiated the development of a thermal measurements laboratory.

    Research Scientist National Defence Research Centre

    Athens, Hellas

    PERIOD: 11/89 - 10/90

    Served in the Hellenic Army as a Specialised Scientist. After a 6 month basic training transferred to the National Defence Research Centre, Department of Scientific Research and Education. Continued research in the area of thermal sciences (calculations of computational domains), and contributed in projects undertaken by the Research Centre for the Armed Forces. Worked on engineering programming and applications on a PRIME mini-computer and personal computers. Honourably discharged from the Armed Forces on May 20, 1991.

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    PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE (continue)

    Research Scientist University of Athens

    Athens, Hellas

    PERIOD: 10/90 - 5/91

    Transferred from the National Defence Research Centre to the Department of Applied Physics at the University of Athens. Responsibilities included teaching laboratories in the areas of solar radiation measurements (fall semester, Physics of the Atmosphere), and electromagnetism (spring semester, Physics III). Participated in the PASSYS Programme (A Common European Outdoor Test Facility for Thermal and Solar Building Research), co-financed by the Commission of the European Communities, D.G. for Science, Research and Development; involved in the installation of the test structures, the instrumentation for measuring outdoor environment and climatic conditions and thermophysical properties of building components. Collaborated with the faculty of the Department in research areas of mutual interest. Prepared publications for scientific journals and one presented at an international conference.

    Senior Mechanical Engineer PROTECHNA Ltd

    Athens, Hellas

    PERIOD: 5/91 - 12/93

    Employed at Protechna, a firm for appropriate technologies involved in research, technical support and consulting services in the areas of alternative energy sources, energy conservation and policy. Participated in European projects (Passys – Thermal and solar building research, Tempus - Integration of available knowledge and teaching material into existing university curricula and development of postgraduate programs, Survey of innovative training centres in EEC, world-wide documentation of passive solar agricultural greenhouses) and national projects (exchange of Hellenic-German scientists).

    Associate Professor Mechanical Engineering Dpt.

    SELETE, Athens, Hellas

    PERIOD: 9/91 - 6/92

    Instructor of three courses: “Fluid Mechanics” (5th semester, 4 hours per week), “Heat Transfer” (6th semester, 4 hours per week) and “Alternative Energy Sources” (8th semester, 2 hours per week).

    Professor Mechanical Engineering Dept.

    Hellenic-British College, Athens

    PERIOD: 9/91 - 6/95

    Instructor of three courses on "Thermofluids" (1st and 2

    nd year, theory and laboratory, 3 hours per week), “Manufacturing"

    (2nd

    year, 2 hours per week) and "Experimentation" (1st year, 2 hours per week) at the Mechanical Engineering Dept., in

    collaboration with the University of Whales, UK. All courses were taught in English.

    Associate Professor Mechanical Engineering Dpt.

    T.E.I. Piraeus, Hellas

    PERIOD: 9/91 - 6/06

    Instructor of a course on “Renewable Energy Sources” (5th semester, 8 hours per week, theory and laboratory, during the

    period 1991-1995). Organized a laboratory for the training of students on relevant topics. During a follow-up collaboration as an external collaborator, participated in the development of a distance learning programme for post-graduate studies on Energy, in collaboration with the Open University, UK (1999-2006). This was the first distance learning programme of TEI Piraeus composed of four courses; responsible for the preparation of text material for two courses; editor and author of several chapters on “Conventional & Renewable Energy Sources” and “Energy Systems Analysis”.

    Consulting Engineer C.A. Balaras M.E.

    PERIOD: 3/92 - 12/94

    Established a personal consulting firm as a chartered engineer. Performed electromechanical design and construction projects for new and renovated houses (total floor area 1214 m

    2), apartment buildings (total floor area 1788 m

    2), office

    buildings (total floor area 2800 m2), and HVAC installations of a new industrial building for manufacturing of chocolate and

    sugar-candy products (MABEL S.A.), including office space, production line and storage facilities (total floor area 3212 m2).

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    PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE (continue)

    Research Associate Department of Applied Physics

    University of Athens

    PERIOD: 11/92 - 12/94

    Participated in various national and European research programmes (National Ministry for Industry, Research and Technology, SAVE, THERMIE, PASCOOL). Responsible for the development of a computer tool (PASSPORT PLUS) for the thermal simulation of buildings during the summer months, in the framework of the European research programme PASCOOL (Passive Cooling of Buildings) and participated in the work subgroups of thermal mass, thermal comfort and model development. Organized and participated in the international summer school for training and Mobility of Researchers, on Passive and Natural Cooling Techniques and Systems for Energy Conservation.

    Associate Central Institute for Energy Efficiency Education

    (CIENE), Athens

    PERIOD: 7/93 - 1/97

    Participated in the educational activities (postgraduate seminars, training and conferences on renewable energy and energy conservation related subjects) and European projects undertaken by CIENE. Authored various books and technical publications prepared under the auspices of CIENE, on energy conservation. Responsible for an Altener European project on “Setting Up of a Development Plan for Renewable Energies in the North Aegean Islands”; to develop an energy plan for the municipalities of Lesvos, Samos and Xios by assessing the potential of passive and active solar, geothermal and biomass applications.

    Seminar Lecturer PERIOD: 12/90 -this date

    CΙENE, HNDC, ELKEPA, ΙΤΕ, NOA, NTUA, TEE, TEI, YPEKA,

    Teaching various courses and supervising during practical training periods at graduate level seminars organised by the: Hellenic Productivity Centre (ELKEPA), Institute for Technological Appl