Savvas Vlachos started his professional career in 2004. He is Environmental Engineer graduated from the Polytechnic School of Crete, Greece, and he acquired his master’s degree on Civil Engineering at the Polytechnic Department of the University of Cyprus. At the beginning of his career he worked as an environmental engineer and he was responsible for preparing environmental impact assessment for development projects as well as designing waste treatment facilities.
He joined the Cyprus Energy Agency in 2009 as an Energy expert and he was involved in studies, audits and certifications related with energy efficiency in buildings, Sustainable Energy Action Plans for local authorities and Renewable Energy Sources technologies. He has professional skills on Energy Auditing of buildings, street lighting, harbors airports, industries and agriculture sector. He is a qualified Energy Auditor and a Qualified Energy Expert to the official governmental registries. In addition, he is experienced for the use of technical equipment such as Infrared Camera, power analyzer, gas analyzer etc. He is also a certified trainer by the Human Resources Development Authority of Cyprus with previous experience on training for various technical subjects such as photovoltaic technology, energy efficiency of buildings, feasibility studies, project management, environmental policies and buildings energy performance certification.
Since September 2016, he is the Director of the Cyprus Energy Agency and he is responsible for the operation and the strategic development of the Agency. He has participated in more than 35 EU funded projects as project manager and he is currently the coordinator of a 2,7 M€ funded project (eea and Norway grants) on youth employment with 2017 international partners. He is also the Project Manager of a contract for Project Development Assistance (funded by the European Commission) to be provided to the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sport and Youth of Cyprus in order to trigger investments of XNUMX Μ € in upgrading XNUMX school buildings into Nearly Zero Energy Buildings. Since January XNUMX, he is also the Local Manager of the Programme Pioneers into Practice in Cyprus which is funded by the Climate – KIC and the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT).