The University of Chicago
October 2014 — Present
Responsible for carrying out existing building commissioning to improve energy efficiency and perform building diagnostics to resolve system issues. Work with university project managers to self-perform commissioning process for small capital projects. Work with commissioning consultants on large capital projects to ensure that requirements are met.
• Managing the commissioning process on 7 projects including a new 277,000 SF research laboratory
• Achieved $75,000 in energy savings by implementing building building controls and hardware modifications.
• Developing a campus energy management plan that includes existing building and monitoring based commissioning
• Reduced steam consumption and saved $100,000 for the first year by developing a steam trap maintenance program that utilized utility incentives to provide free surveys and covered 80% of the replacement trap costs.
• Oversaw the work of an engineering intern to successfully manage compliance with the Chicago‘s benchmarking ordinance, which included entering 75 buildings into EnergyStar Portfolio Manager
• Achieved $65,000 in utility incentives by coordinating projects with local utility companies
• Extensive experience with troubleshooting building system issues including freezestat nuisance trips, building pressurization problems, and hot/cold call issues in buildings with Johnson Controls and Siemens BAS systems
• Participant as an Owner representative in the Accelerate Performance program, a $2 million DOE funded program to develop energy performance based procurement through utility incentives for new construction