Savvas Vlachos is an Environmental Engineer with a Master’s degree on Civil Engineering. He joined the Cyprus Energy Agency in 2009 as an Energy expert and he was involved in studies, audits, certifications and procurements related with energy efficiency in buildings, Sustainable Energy Action Plans for local authorities and Renewable Energy Sources technologies.
He is registered as a Qualified Expert for issuing Energy Performance Certificates for residential buildings in Cyprus. As of February 2020, he has been assigned as a member of the Energy Auditors’ Committee under the Ministry of Energy, Commerce and Industry.
He is also a certified trainer by the Human Resources Development Authority of Cyprus with previous experience on training for various technical subjects such as energy efficiency of buildings and certification, feasibility studies, project management, photovoltaic technology, environmental policies and sustainable energy planning.
Since September 2016, he is the Director of the Cyprus Energy Agency. He has participated in more than 35 EU funded projects as project manager, and he is currently the coordinator of a 2,7 M€ funded project (EEA and Norway grants) on youth employment – Yenesis.
From 2022, he is the coordinator on behalf of Cyprus Energy Agency for the implementation of four investments approved for funding under the Recovery and Resilience Facility in Cyprus, to promote energy transition and climate adaptation in local authorities, to tackle energy poverty for disabled people and to mainstream the installation of publicly accessible EV charging stations.
The 14th of June 2022, he was elected as Vice-President for Smart and Sustainable Islands of FEDARENE, the European network of regional/local authorities, energy agencies and organizations for energy and environment.