I am Mehdi Motakefpour, the new Energy Project Manager. It has been more than two months now that I’ve joined UHN Energy & Environment team. Our team is one of the behind the scene crew that strives to optimize energy use within UHN facilities and minimize the environmental footprint while providing a healthy, safe, comfortable and sustainable environment for the patients and staff.
A little bit about myself, I have got my bachelor degree in mechanical engineering in Iran. After a couple of years working there, I decided to develop my experience and explore new countries and in the meantime continue my education toward a Master degree. So I move to Sweden and I got my Master degree in Energy and Environmental Engineering and since then I have been working in the Energy sector. Once I finished my degree I moved to Norway for work and after a couple of years working in oil and gas industry I came to Canada.
UHN has been a pioneer in energy and environmental management and Energy and Environment Department has been recognized by several awards so far. In the last two years that I have been involved in healthcare energy management projects, I was hearing about the outstanding success stories of energy and sustainability team at UHN and I was thinking it would be wonderful if I could be part of the team. Now, it happened I am so glad that I could join the boat. I do my best to make a valuable contribution to the projects.
Regarding UHN facilities, I should say it looks like a huge maze to me. Still, after two months working here, I’m getting lost and I can’t find my way easily. I was thinking it would be good if I could leave a trail of bread crumbs behind myself, like what Hansel did, to mark the way back to the office.
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