Tijo is a Certified Energy Manager with more than 5 years of experience in energy management, carbon assessment, and facility management. Having completed his schooling in Dubai, Tijo is a mechanical engineer with a master’s degree in Energy Management from Heriot-Watt University. He previously served as an energy consultant in Dubai with the company that maintains the Burj Khalifa. He is experienced in conducting ASHRAE Levels 1 and 2 energy audits for commercial, residential, and industrial facilities with a focus on HVAC, lighting, and MEP systems. Tijo was actively involved in designing and operating a benchmarking tool which compared the energy and water consumption of office, residential, and hotel facilities among peers, as a precursor to conducting elaborate energy analyses. He has also worked as a qualified Sustainability Auditor for the hospitality sector through Green Globe certification. In addition, Tijo undertook several projects in calculating the carbon footprint of offices, businesses, events, and activities. He has also worked toward compensation of carbon emissions through carbon-offsetting mechanisms. Furthermore, Tijo has conducted sustainability
training sessions for various sectors and audiences ranging from students, teachers, and line employees to managers and stakeholders.