Savvas Vlachos

Savvas Vlachos

RIS Pioneers Local Manager, Cyprus Energy Agency

Mr Savvas Vlachos is an Environmental Engineer graduated from the Polytechnic School of Crete, Greece, and he acquired his master degree on Civil Engineering at the Polytechnic Department of the University of Cyprus. He was responsible of the Sustainable Energy Action Plans and Energy Efficiency Department of the Cyprus Energy Agency (CEA) from seven years, until September 2016 when he was assigned to be the Director of CEA. He is trained for the use of several softwares related to Energy Management, RES and energy efficiency. He participates in many European co-funded projects as senior expert and project manager. He is very familiar with the Covenant of Mayors methodology for Sustainable Energy Action Plans (SEAP). He has professional skills on Energy Auditing of buildings, street lighting, harbors, airports, industries, and the agriculture sector. He is registered as certified Energy Auditor class A and B and as an Energy Expert (for the energy certification of buildings) 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 photovoltaic, energy efficiency of buildings, feasibility studies, project management, environmental policies and buildings energy performance certification.

Maria Paphiti

Maria Paphiti

RIS Pioneers Local Manager, Cyprus Energy Agency

Ms Maria Paphiti has graduated from the University of Cyprus with a bachelor’s degree in Turkish and Middle Eastern studies. She is employed by the Cyprus Energy Agency, as an Education and Office Administrator. She is responsible for the office management, the organization of the office events/seminars and business style examinations, along with the GDPR compliance of the Agency and its activities and she is assists in the Agency's economic management. Also, she is responsible for managing the Pioneers into Practice programme.