Full name:Rato, Ricardo
Master Degree in Mechanical Engineering (Energy field) by Instituto Superior Técnico. In 2013, completed the Executive Master in Project Management (INDEG-IUL ISCTE Executive Education). Ricardo was awarded the Top Executive Master IBS (INDEG Business School), a recognition awarded to students who excelled in each course (top 10% academic performances in each class. Since 2011 he is responsible for the Sustainable Innovation Center area and is an Energy consultant at ISQ, developing R&D project applications for National and European funding. Ricardo represents the ISQ in the Energy Materials Industrial Research Initiative (EMIRI) in the Energy Efficiency Working Group. He is the Coordinator of R&D projects in the area of Energy Efficiency and also designs proposals for Energy Performance Contracts (ESCO projects) and monitors its implementation and operations. He coordinates and participates in Energy Audits and Rationalization Plans, in Intensive Energy Consumption Facilities and in large service buildings. He coordinates and also participates in projects of inspection and functional evaluation of HVAC systems. Recognized by the Portuguese General Directorate of Energy and Geology (DGEG) as a qualified technician for the elaboration of energy audits and rationalization plans and to control their execution and progress, with the reference TR-590. Recognized by the Association of Energy Engineers (AEE) and Efficiency Valuation Organization (EVO) as "Certified Measurement & Verification Professional". Certificate of Pedagogical Aptitude of Trainer ("Formador") by The Institute for Employment and Vocational Training (IEFP). lecturing training in the field of energy audits and performance measurement of thermal energy production equipment.