About the Author
Prof. Dr. Attia is an architectural and building engineer specialized in decision support for sustainable building design and construction. His area of expertise is zero energy buildings and regenerative design. In 2014, he joined Liege University and established the Sustainable Buildings Design (SBD) Laboratory. The lab is focused on integrative sustainable development and research in buildings' energy efficiency, thermal comfort, indoor environmental quality, energy simulation, rating systems, performance auditing and liability. The lab's focus is identifying and evaluating efficiency measures, performance-based building design and monitoring as a decision support methodology that uses tools and methods to set the whole building performance and life cycle. He was a member of the International Energy Agency Task 40 Team: Towards Net Zero Energy Buildings and Task 51 Solar Energy and Urban Planning. Also he is an active member in ASHRAE, IBPSA, SBSE and USGBC, serves as a reviewer for one international journal beside the PLEA conferences. He participated in two IEA Tasks and published more than 50 peer reviewed publications in books, journal papers and conferences.Dr. Attia works also as an independent consultant in the area of building energy efficiency and sustainability. As registered architect, and LEED accredited professional he worked with several governments for building efficiency programs as well as building design and energy consulting companies. He provided consultation and technical support for several LEED and High Performance Building Designs in Belgium, Egypt, Jordan, Morocco, Switzerland and Djibouti. His tailor made solutions, expertise in Building Energy Modelling and Monitoring and Environmental Impact Assessment helped his clients to provide green building services. He also trained, supervised and built up team capacity for engineers in companies and green building councils such as Morocco, Jordan, Lebanon and Qatar.