Charalampos Giannikopoulos is the founder of DCarbon, a consultancy firm whose goal is to provide top-quality analysis and strengthen existing values in the real-estate sector through the seamless integration of sustainable development tools, optimum efficiency and innovative marketing.
Charalampos started his career in the UK as the Sustainability Coordinator of the R&D group at Aedas, a global leading architectural firm, jumping to the business consultancy sector focusing on environmental investments and PPP projects. In 2011 he was involved in the inaugural implementation of LEED in Greece at large–scale commercial projects, as the first LEED AP to be appointed in Greece.
Charalampos has extensive experience in participating in multi-disciplinary teams on major international projects including the “Masdar City” sustainable masterplan and the “Abu Dhabi Investment Council” development in Abu Dhabi. As of today Charalampos has been involved in prominent commercial, industrial and educational projects in the region where sustainable consultancy strengthens existing value through better efficiency, sustainable integration and marketing tools.
Implementation of LEED v4 at industrial buildings, LEED for Existing Buildings, the german rating system DGNB, dynamic energy modeling, LCA and green advocacy are among DCarbon’s endeavors. Charalampos through DCarbon has been involved in 100% of all completed LEED projects in Greece, having being involved up to date in 85% of all completed and under development LEED projects in the country.
In a personal capacity, Charalampos is a member of the Technical Advisory Group of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), a USGBC Pro Reviewer, a founding member of the Sustainable Building Council of Greece, a LEED Accredited Professional with the “Building Design + Construction”, “Interior Design + Construction” and “Operations + Maintenance” specialties accredited by the GBCI, an Estidama Pearl Qualified Professional accredited by the Abu Dhabi Urban Planning Council and a DGNB Consultant accredited by the German Sustainable Building Council.