Michel FrancisChief Architect
Michel Francis is the Chief Architect since 1995 at DEC consultants, a multi-disciplinary firm based in Abu Dhabi. In addition to Architectural design and leading design operations for 25 years in the Gulf, Michel has completed Estidama and LEED certified buildings as a LEED Accredited Professional and a Pearl Qualified Professional. Michel Has recently obtained Estidama 3 Pearl Certification for 6 buildings and numerous 2 Pearl Certifications, including the first ever 3 Pearl rated mosque and the first ever 3 Pearl rated industrial building. In those projects, he has performed intensive indoor air quality and comfort studies. Michel has 2 Master Degrees, one in Architecture and one in Environmental Design of Buildings from Cardiff University, UK. He also conducts LEED, Estidama and Revit trainings. Michel has great interest in advocating the cause for green buildings.
4:00 PM Panel Discussion:
Analysis of upcoming green codes for AC, HVAC and other central cooling units and their positive contribution to improved indoor air quality: Economic benefits in energy cost savings and reducing public healthcare expenditure on respiratory diseases as key drivers.