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Our People


 

David Long

Chairman
 

 

David is a Chartered Engineer with an honours degree in Building Services Engineering. He is a leading member of his profession, promoting innovative, energy-efficient designs through lectures and papers to Clients and fellow professionals. David has developed many pioneering techniques within the industry, including chilled ceilings, ice thermal storage, low temperature air conditioning, desiccant cooling and fan assisted VAV systems, receiving awards for energy efficient designs.

David takes a very hands-on approach to our engineering commissions, and is responsible for developing strategic design concepts to achieve our Client’s requirements. His experience over many years enables him to provide the best and most appropriate solutions to the most challenging of projects, and has on many occasions made the crucial difference, making borderline buildings economically viable.

 

Yasmina
Mikhael

Sustainability ASSOCIATE

Yasmina joined  RES Design in January 2011 and heads the certification strategies for a large portfolio of projects, including university laboratories, offices, residential, multi-residential, mixed-use.

Yasmina is keen on defining strategies whilst considering the triple bottom line and the tangible benefits for certain routemaps. She provides cross-sectional support to Clients, Investors, PM, QS, Architects, MEPH & Contractors ranging from macro-matters to specific technical calculations. This includes undertaking feasibility and cost plans for ratings and respective strategies.

With her colleagues, Yasmina developed 'Carbon Impact Reports' to compare the carbon generation of different building options over 60 and 100 years. Through her emphasis on early integration - with a holistic view-  Yasmina has lead the design of water management systems, such as greywater recycling to supply water for washing machines in a high-end residential development.

Yasmina moved to London from Montreal in 2007, where she began her career as a Sustainable Design Consultant at EcoConsulting (UK) Ltd. Her responsibilities included consulting design teams in the UK, Luxembourg and the Middle East to achieve their respective sustainability credentials. Her work included certifications for schools (BREEAM 2005), Bespoke buildings, and Offices (European Court of Auditors, K3 building). She also coordinated the presentation strategy and represented the company at EcoBuild, and organised CPDs and seminars in England and the Middle East on numerous themes (Green Building in the Middle East, Energy Efficiency, LEED).

Prior to moving to London, Yasmina worked at Mango Profit Management Systems (Montreal) where she participated in the acquisition and implementation of an industrial copper production facility (Mango Copper Industries.) Yasmina is fluent in English, French and Arabic.