Hassan was named as the recipient of the Young Energy Professional of the Year 2015 for the Middle East Region by the Association of Energy Engineers. With extensive experience in engineering systems design, analysis, and consulting and a passionate objective of raising the industry and sustainability standards in the region, Younes entered a partnership to establish Griffin Consultants where, as Technical Director, he is responsible for all technical and developmental aspects of the firm. He is a highly certified professional with extensive experience in the fields of Design, Sustainability, Energy Efficiency and Project Management. He led and completed multiple energy audits with private and governmental entities and identified savings of more than $12 million in 3 year programs. Throughout his career, he was involved in the design of multiple high-end developments including retail, residential, commercial, and hospitality projects some of which are iconic in the Emirate of Dubai like The Beach (JBR) and City Walk. Hassan holds all six professional certifications by ASHRAE covering high-performance buildings design, buildings energy assessment and modelling, and buildings commissioning and operations. He is also a Certified Energy Manager, a Certified Measurement and Verification Professional, a LEED Accredited Professional, and an Estidama Pearl Qualified Professional. He is a certified CEM trainer and lectures occasionally at the British University in Dubai. Hassan is on the Board of Governors of the ASHRAE Region-at-Large and the local Board of Directors of CIBSE as Vice Chairman. In those capacities, Hassan works to promote the advancement and improvement of the regional construction industry by collaborating with industry professionals, academia, and governmental entities. He currently is the Chair of the Industry Advisory Panel of the Herriot Watt Architectural and Engineering Program. He was awarded the Middle East Young Engineer of the Year 2010 and is part of the Griffin Consultant’s team awarded the Middle East Boutique Consultancy of the Year 2014.