Ziad started his career in 1997 as a consulting engineer, then in 2005 worked abroad on developing concession & BOT projects in the water & wastewater industry.
Following his passion for green engineering, he co-founded OPUS consulting engineers in 2007, offering sustainable electro-mechanical consulting services to the building industry and 2 years later, co-founded OPUS energy, specialized in energy audits, energy efficiency & renewables.
In 2014, he joined the Lebanese American University where he is now serving as Senior Director of Physical Plant heading the Design & Commissioning, O&M, EHS and Sustainability units on Byblos campus.
Ziad served on the board of the Lebanon Green Building Council from 2010 till 2016, as board member and then as VP
In 2017, he co-established the Lebanese Chapter of the Association of Energy Engineers and is currently serving as its president, leading the chapter to perpetual achievements through the most challenging times.
Ziad contributed to numerous sustainability and energy efficiency projects in the MENA region under the LEED, BREEAM, EDGE, LBC and other schemes.
He consulted for major institutions and Clients including the World Bank, Aramco, the Lebanese Order of Engineers and Architects, the Directorate General of Urban Planning and others.
He presented several papers on environmentally responsive building services designs, and lectured on high performance green buildings, PPPs, energy and sustainability and is the co-writer of the “Criteria for Green Buildings in Lebanon.”