Thom Bohlen is chief technical officer for the Middle East Centre for Sustainable Development (MECSD). He and the staff of MECSD are leading more than 180 projects with over 35million ft2 through the sustainable development and certification process.
Through Thom’s leadership, MECSD has currently LEED certified 38 buildings, of which 37 are in the UAE. Projects include 2-Platinum rated facilities; 18-Gold rated; and 16-Silver, and 2 Certified rated facilities.
MECSD is one of the largest independent sustainable development organizations in the world with 12 USGBC Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Accredited Professionals as well as 8 ESTIDAMA PEARL Qualified Professionals (PQP). MECSD is headquartered in Dubai within the Pacific Controls Systems LEED platinum-rated green building, the 16th in the World and the first in the UAE.
Recent important projects concerning sustainability within the region include the LEED Platinum rating of 2- facilities, including ESAB and TLM, and participation on the Panasonic Avionics Project, which is also targeted for a LEED Platinum rating this coming spring 2014. Thom is also responsible for the targeted LEED Gold rating of the Tier III Data Centre for PCS in Techno Park.