Hassan Youness second engineer in the UAE and third in the Middle East to receive HBDP certification
According to a recent announcement by DC Pro, Hassan Youness, an engineer with the organisation, has earned a High-Performance Building Design Professional certification from ASHRAE. He is the second person in the UAE to receive HBDP Certification, the third in the Middle East and the 155th worldwide, the announcement added. DC Pro further noted that the certification programme identifies individuals who demonstrate that they have the necessary training and tools for the design of high-performance buildings that live up to their performance capability.
In this context, ASHRAE President Gordon Holness said: “An ASHRAE certification benefits building owners, employers and individuals. Firms who employ ASHRAE-certified engineers are better able to promote their services, and individuals who are certified, approach their design responsibilities with greater confidence. ASHRAE certification helps professionals demonstrate that they have mastered a certain body of knowledge and can provide outstanding services in their area of expertise.”
According to DC Pro, the content of the exam includes sustainability concepts, HVAC and sustainable processes and environmental improvement programmes and rating systems, as also, energy analysis; indoor environment; controls and monitoring; benchmarking with performance metrics; water conservation, commissioning in sustainable construction; and operation and maintenance of high-performance buildings.