Antoine Skayem

Senior Energy Consultant

Beirut, Lebanon
English,
Arabic,
French
Fields of Expertise

MEP Building Services

Sustainable Design

CAREER SUMMARY
CEO and Senior Energy Consultant at FREE energy SAL (www.free-lb.me). With more than 6 years of experience in energy consulting and implementation of projects ranging from solar solutions, Lighting solutions and energy management and monitoring solutions in Lebanon, Africa and the Gulf. FREE energy SAL is officially recognized as an ESCO (energy service company by the ministry of energy and water), with a track record of 100% acceptance rate of NEEREA files with BDL and LCEC.
WORK EXPERIENCE
CEO
2012 - Present
FREE energy SAL
Beirut, Lebanon
Successfully built a thriving company through strategy development, advanced design and innovative sales strategy. Single-handedly expanded the company to include 6 employees catering to high profile clients including municipalities, Chateau Ksara, arcenciel, Liban Cables, Holcim, ATCL, Casino du Liban…
- Consulted high-profile companies on energy reduction solutions mainly through the use of high impact and
low cost approach like The Gol Club of Lebanon and As-Safir Newspaper.
- Designed, simulated, procured and executed lighting solutions with up to 90% cutback in energy consumption for both residential and commercial markets with payback periods of 2-4 months
- Designed, procured and executed photovoltaic on-grid/off-grid systems for electricity generation for residential and commercial projects all over Lebanon
- Designed, procured and executed a one-of-a-kind smart irrigation system at Domaine de Taanayel which reduced water and energy consumption and allowed archiving of tree growth and fertilizers uptake
CEO
2016 - Present
RIEGO – Innovative Irrigation Controller
Beirut, Lebanon
Developed the concept and proved it with arcenciel (NGO) at Deir Taanayel - optimized water consumption by 25% and energy consumption by 40%.
EDUCATION
M.S. Industrial Engineering and Management
2012
Lebanese American University
Beirut, Lebanon
Bachelor in Mechanical Engineering
2010
Lebanese American University
Beirut, Lebanon
CERTIFICATIONS AND PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES
Certified ReGrid Manager (Berlin Renewable Energy Academy)
2014
Seminar Infrastructure Planning for Arab Countries – Representing the Ministry of Energy
2014
PV Power Plant Design I,I,III – SMA Solar Technology AG
2014
World Energy Congress – Future Energy Leader representative from Lebanon
2013
FIELDS OF EXPERTISE
MEP Building Services
Sustainable Design
 
Area of focus
Electrical / Telecom Systems
Specializations
Renewable Energy Systems
Building Energy Management Systems
Interior Lighting
Services
Modelling, Calculations, Analysis
Detailed Design
Bill Of Quantities
Schematic Design
Specifications
Design Review
Report Writing
Skills
Sustainable Design
BIM Modelling
Software
AutoCAD
Solidworks
Revit
CATIA
Dialux
 
Area of focus
Energy Efficiency
Renewable Energy
Specializations
Energy Audits / Consulting
Energy Metering / Monitoring
Energy Performance Contracting
Solar Photovoltaic
Solar Thermal
Services
Compliance Review
Design Review
Modelling, Calculations, Analysis
Thermal Comfort Analysis
Specifications
Feasibility Analysis
Dynamic Thermal Simulation
Report Writing