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Name: Ranjeet Bhalerao, Joint Chair
General: Mechanical Engineer at BuroHappold
Like: Buildings in which architecture and building services have spoken to each other before construction, spicy food, dogs, snakes
Dislike: Buildings

Name: Lucy Pemble, Joint Chair
General: Post
graduate Student MSc Sustainable Engineering Management for International Development with Swansea University and the Prince's Foundation
Like: Creative engineering solutions, innovation in energy efficiency and exciting opportunities

Dislike: Poor user-centred design and faff

Name: Eleni Pylo
di, Vice-Chair
General: Buildin
g Services Engineer at XCO2
Like: Measured energy consumption data, lifelong
learning and simplicity
Dislike: Oversized systems, unfriendly working environments and long commutes


Name: Roberto Coraci, Secretary
General: Building Physics Engineer, strongly passionate about advanced simulation-based calculations

Like: Team work & Optimism
Dislike: London weather & architects acting as engineers

Name: Saadia Ansari, Regional Officer, South-West

General: Sustainability Consultant at Verco
Like: Buildings designed for occupants, indoor plants, cats
Dislike: Bad metering, cauliflower

Name: Etienne Humphries, Regional North-West
General: Sustainable Energy Consultant at Blue Sky Design Services
Like: Accessible building energy management systems and intuitive controls
Dislike: Plug-in fan heaters!


Name: Maria Gkonou, Events Lead
General: Sustainability Manager at Redrow Homes
Like: Passive design, traditional architecture, sunshine, and chocolate
Dislike: Cities with limited green spaces, people who disrespect the environment and animals, earthquakes

Name: Alaa Alfakara, Technical Officer
General: Senior Sustainability and Physics consultants at BuroHappold
Like: Energy Simulation, Computational Engineering, Cats, Outdoors, Chocolate
Dislike: Environmental ignorance, plastic products, political correctness, British weather

Name: Konstantinos Tachtatzis, Technical Officer
General: Mechanical Engineer at GBE


Name: Rossella Perniola, Webmaster
General: Mechanical Engineer at Scotch Partners 
Like: R3 (Reduce, Reuse and Recycle) and E3 (Energy, Environment, Economy)
Dislike: Energy waste, pollution and horror movies

Name: Khasha Mohammadian, Liaison Officer
General: Sustainable Development & Energy Solutions Engineer at Willmott Dixon
Like: Buildings that perform, Vernacular Architecture and a good game of tennis
Dislike: Design solely for compliance, green wash and delayed trains

Name: Nathan Jones, Liaison Officer

General: Building Services Engineer at Kier Construction
Like: Passive design, collaboration, innovation, intellect and good food

Dislike: Wastefulness, Complacency, "Because That’s How We’ve Always Done It" and rush hour

Name: Richard Denteh, Social Media Lead
General: Building Services Engineer at Meinhardt UK
Like: Good engineering solutions
Dislike: Last minute rush and time wasting

Name: Konstantinos  Charalampidis, Committee Member
General: Electrical Engineer at Arup
Like: Daylighting, smart energy systems and renewable energy
Dislike: Energy inefficient buildings and feta cheese

Name: Maria-Anna Chatzopoulou, Committee Member
General: Mechanical Engineer, Cundall and PhD Student, Imperial College London, with research focus on CCHP Systems for buildings
Like: Innovation and "out-of-the-box" thinking for sustainability

Dislike: Pessimistic and untrustworthy people