COMPANY

Smart4Power is an independent provider of energy efficiency solutions. In 2014 alone, we completed over 20 energy efficiency projects and saved clients AED 6.5 million per year. Our success stems from a solid track record in delivering turnkey solutions firsthand throughout the region and an enduring commitment to our clients’ interests.

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Mission & Vision

Our mission is to analyze, design, and implement energy efficiency solutions that will create value for building owners and operators across all sectors in the UAE and beyond.

Our vision is to utilize the power of energy efficiency to achieve prosperity throughout the region, generating benefits for Economy, Environment, and Society according to the triple bottom line of sustainable development.

Background

Smart4Power was founded in 2012 by Co-Managing Directors Jesús Gutiérrez and Andreas Kolb in response to a growing need and demand for energy saving services in the UAE.

Our headquarters is located in Dubai, UAE. The company is licensed as Smart4Power DMCC and Smart4Power LLC. Through a strategic framework arrangement, Smart4Power operates as a member of the ALEC family of companies.

Milestones

Smart4Power has implemented over 40+ energy saving projects in 2014, bringing total savings of 14.5 million AED / year to our clients, which entails average savings of 24%).

We have conducted energy audits in 110+ buildings for the public and private sectors.

We have been appointed by the Dubai government agency Etihad ESCO to conduct energy audits for DEWA, DIFC, and JAFZA buildings.

Much of our business comes from return customers, indicating a high level of satisfaction.

Value Proposition

Strategic Approach: We provide holistic and sustainable energy saving solutions to maximize the impact on clients’ P&L.

Turnkey Solutions: We offer complete solutions packages, from analysis through implementation.

Guaranteed Savings: We guarantee a minimum level of energy savings and attractive payback periods for our solutions.

Industry Expertise: We have a highly qualified team of experts in the areas of HVAC, lighting, controls and automation, and solar PV.

Long-Term Collaboration: We demonstrate our commitment to clients’ goals through Energy Savings Performance Contracting (ESPCs) as well as measurement and verification (M&V) of savings.

Independent Service Provider: We do not represent any technology manufacturer, so our recommendations are driven solely by client needs.

TEAM

Smart4Power has formed a team of highly capable individuals from a variety of interdisciplinary backgrounds with deep experience in energy management. This enables us to offer turnkey energy management services, including energy audits and engineering services in HVAC, controls and lighting.

Jesús Gutiérrez, Co-Founder & Co-Managing Director

As Co-managing Director at S4P, Jesus is responsible for S4P business development and has directly participated in projects with companies such as Dubai Investments, Dubai Properties, First Group, Rostamani and Etihad ESCO.

Jesus believes that smart technologies provide a great opportunity for companies to be more resource efficient, reducing their energy expenditures and minimizing their impact on the environment and, as a result, becoming more competitive.

He brings to Smart4Power over 20 years of international experience in the field of energy efficiency and renewables. Previously he worked at UNDP, PwC, Gas Natural-Fenosa and Indra in Spain, UK, Brazil, Mexico, the Philippines, Saudi Arabia and the UAE.
Jesus holds a BA in Business Administration and an MPhil in Technology & Innovation from the Science Policy Research Unit (SPRU) at the University of Sussex, where he was a Chevening Scholar.

Andreas Kolb, Co-Founder & Co-Managing Director

Andreas, who hails from Bavaria, Germany, brings to Smart4Power 19 years of experience in project management, operations, and finance, the last 16 of which were in the Middle East. In the last 7 years, he has been fully engaged in new construction and retrofit projects, working closely with MEP companies in the implementation of customized smart solutions.
Andreas has profound experience in managing complex projects and has developed an extensive network of partnerships with leading German technology suppliers in the area of energy efficiency. Recognizing the government’s recent policies to catalyze fast growth in the area of energy efficiency and renewable energies, Andreas is convinced that the UAE is currently at a crossroads and that Smart4Power has the opportunity to help position the country as a key player in the market for sustainable products and solutions.
At S4P, Andreas focuses on projects implementation, finance, operations and AIRCOSAVER, a specific energy savings solution for existing air conditioning systems.

Prakash Janakiraman, Energy Conservation Chief Engineer

Prakash is a Mechanical Engineer with a postgraduate degree (M. Tech) in Energy Technology. He is a Certified Energy Auditor and a Certified Measurement & Verification Professional by EVO. Prakash has 9 years working experience in the field of energy auditing, HVAC/R design and implementation, and commissioning of district cooling plants.
Currently, Prakash assesses complex HVAC/R systems designs for large residential and commercial facilities in order to evaluate and propose various cost effective energy conservation measures targeting systems optimization.
He has conducted over 60 energy audits for commercial and residential buildings across the region and has also been involved in every stage of executing ESCO projects in India and the UAE. Prakash previously consulted on BMS projects for SECO Controls & Johnson Controls.

Tharun Thomas, Energy Efficiency Consultant

Tharun Thomas is an electrical and electronics engineer with and advanced degree in Business Management. He has 10 years of business development and account management experience, providing technical consultancy to make recommendations for competitive turnkey solution architectures.
He has consulted on projects for industrial automation, remote monitoring, building management, energy management, lighting control, and low-voltage panel solutions.
Before joining S4P, Tharun was the Applications Manager – Industrial & Building Automation with a German automation manufacturer where he was involved in the design, consultancy, proposals management, and customer support for projects across the Middle East.

Dileep Kumar D, Sr.Controls Specialist

Dileep is an Electronics and Communication Engineering graduate with 6+ years of experience in BMS, Control Room Management for remote monitoring of Critical Equipment in real time using the M2M solutions and ICT Technology.

He brings to Smart4Power technical expertise in Controls System, Energy Analysis, Energy Bench Marking, Green House Gas accounting, Fault Detection and Diagnosis, Testing and Commissioning of BMS, RMS, EMS, Lighting Control System, FMS and finalization of Technical / Functional specifications for technical submissions.

He has strong knowledge in Tridium Niagara AX Control System, Trend Control systems, EIB/KNX System and DALI Systems.

PARTNERSHIPS

Strategic Partners

ALEC Group

ALEC Group is one of the largest and most respected contractors for the execution of major construction projects across the GCC. S4P and ALEC have set up the first privately managed fund in the UAE to finance ESCO projects contracted with the private sector.

ALEMCO

ALEMCO is an MEP company based in the Middle East that provides fully engineered electromechanical and building service solutions for construction and refurbishing projects. S4P teams up with ALEMCO for large-scale ESCO projects.

ALEC ENERGY

ALEC ENERGY is a provider of financially sound turnkey solar solution for commercial & industrial rooftops. ALEC Energy offers fully inclusive turn-key solar lease package consisting of project finance, design, permits approval, EPC and operation and maintenance over the lifespan of the system. ALEC ENERGY and Smart4Power provides to their customers a unique offering: Energy Efficiency + Renewable Energy Sources (Solar)

Sodexo Hestia

Sodexo Hestia is a UAE-based FM company with a proven track record of providing the highest level of tailor-made FM services to Educational Institutions, Healthcare Establishments, and Offices & Industries. Proper building maintenance is essential to ensure building runs at its most efficient levels.

Industry Association Partners

EGBC

The Emirates Green Building Councils (EGBC) was formed to advance green building principles for protecting the environment and ensuring sustainability in the United Arab Emirates. Smart4Power is a registered Corporate Member of EGBC.

CEBC

The Clean Energy Business Council (CEBC) is the preeminent organization representing the private sector involved in the clean energy sector across the MENA region. Smart4Power is a registered Member of CEBC.

Accreditations

RSB

Smart4Power is an RSB-accredited energy auditing company and has also  submitted application to RSB for ESCO accreditation….

The RSB works under the auspices of the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy, developing regulatory frameworks to support Dubai’s economic growth through secure energy supply & efficient energy use while meeting environmental and sustainability objectives.
The RSB supports the implementation of Dubai Integrated Energy Strategy 2030 (DIES) and Demand Side Management Strategy (DSM). The RSB licenses and regulates Independent Water and Power Producers (IWPP) , ensuring new entrants to the sector delivers safe, reliable and efficient services to the benefit of all in Dubai. The RSB develops and administers frameworks to encourage greater energy efficiency in buildings. RSB’sEnergy Service Companies (ESCOs) and Energy Auditors accreditation schemes are designed to build trust and make the process smoother for accredited entities and their clients

CAREERS

Smart4Power is growing. We are determined to meet the ever-increasing need to sustainably manage energy use in Dubai, the UAE, and the wider GCC. To achieve our vision, we are constantly looking for the right talent to join our team. If you believe you would be a good fit for Smart4Power, get in touch with us. Below appear the open positions we are currently seeking to fill. If your position isn’t on the list, don’t let that stop you. Send your CV and qualifications to info@smart4power.com and we’ll get in touch if we think there might be a good match.

Smart4Power has an immediate opening for a qualified “HVAC Engineer – Installation & Commissioning”. The position holder will be in charge of the implementation, testing and commissioning of HVAC-related energy conservation measures. Interested applicants should submit their CVs to info@smart4power.com. We will then contact qualified candidates for interviews. The position is open until filled

Job Responsibilities

  • Measure the operations of existing HVAC system and controls equipment (e.g. BMS) and analyze opportunities to improve its energy efficiency
  • Provide technical support during the sourcing and installation of proposed energy conservation measures (chiller optimizer, VFDs, AHU controllers, etc)
  • Test and commission the operation of the HVAC system after implementation of solutions
  • Prepare energy efficient operating procedures to run HVAC system
  • Flexibility to work outside normal work hours/weekends, as required
  • Some travel with occasional overnight stays.

Qualifications and experience:

The ideal candidate should possess at least 5+ years experience in the implementation and commissioning of HVAC equipment with major exposure to chiller-based systems and hold a Bachelor degree in Mechanical Engineer

  • Certified Energy Manager (CEM)
  • Excellent communication and analytical skills
  • Proficiency in English. Arab speaking will be an advantage.

Smart4Power has an immediate opening for a qualified “Energy Auditor”. The position holder will be in charge of conducting energy audits and as well as the measurement and verification of energy savings.

Job Responsibilities

  • Conduct energy audits and technical studies aiming at profiling the energy consumption and efficiency of buildings, with special focus on HVAC systems (chillers, pumps, FAHU, DX AC…):
    • Conduct measurements at customers facilities using specialized equipment such as power analyzers, flow meters, thermal cameras, etc.
    • Collect the data, creating tables and graphs to support the analysis.
    • Analyse and identify potential improvements to reduce building’s energy demand, describing working principles of the proposed retrofit and control solutions.
    • Prepare and present energy audit report and other technical studies to customer
  • Conduct the measurement and verification of savings after the implementation of energy conservation initiatives
  • Provide LEED certification consultancy services for existing buildings (LEED EBOM…)
  • Flexibility to work outside normal work hours/weekends, as required
  • Some travel with occasional overnight stays.

Qualifications and experience:

The ideal candidate should possess at least 3+ years experience in energy audits and implementation of HVAC-related energy efficiency projects and hold a Bachelor degree in Mechanical Engineer

  • Certified Energy Manager (CEM) / Certified Measurement & Verification Professional
  • LEED EBOM / Estidama certification will be an advantage
  • Excellent communication and analytical skills
  • Proficiency in English. Arab speaking will be an advantage.