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Kevin Rodgers

Kevin Rodgers

Commissioning Engineer

The University of Chicago

Greater Chicago Area, us

Highly motivated, creative, and versatile individual with a passion for sustainable design and energy reduction strategies. Excellent management, communication, and teamwork skills. Currently working at the University of Chicago as a commissioning engineer, which involves commissioning and energy efficiency work in new and ex...

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The University of Chicago

Commissioning Engineer

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