Mario’s origins are rooted in Sri Lanka, where professionals strive for a
sustainable built environment as a way of life. Recognition as a LEED Fellow
complements this tradition to achieve sustainability excellence. A graduate,
Summa Cum Laude from the University of Alabama, Birmingham, USA, Mario is a
Professional Engineer with registration in Canada, Europe, the Middle East,
and has been a Fellow of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers UK, since
His experience in LEED dates way back to 1998. The USGBC’s Pilot Program
LEED Version 1 which merited the Sri Lanka’s Kandalama Hotel which is the
first building outside of continental USA to be certified as a LEED building
and the first hotel in the world to be LEED certified, falls to his credit.
This prompted him to further achieve a Gold Certification for the Wafi City
District Cooling Chiller Plant in 2006 which is also a first in the Middle
East. In 2012, Green Technologies achieved three platinum Certifications
within the course of a month, achieving as high as 98 LEED Points on the 110
Point Scale of which 36 points were achieved for Energy demonstrating 66%
Mario is actively involved in spreading awareness and capacity building in
the Middle East, on topics related to Sustainable Design and Engineering,
Green Buildings and LEED, Energy and Water Conservation and Low Carbon
Emission Buildings. As a USGBC Faculty member and a USGBC Education Partner,
Mario conducts LEED Education Programs in the Middle East and Asia
Regions, and has educated over 2000 professionals in LEED.
A father of two daughters and a grandfather of five, Mario lives with his
wife in Dubai, UAE, and heads Green Technologies, a company committed to sustainability and MEP engineering.