Brad L Weaver, PE, BEAP

 

EDUCATION AND REGISTRATION

B.S.,MechanicalEngineering,UniversityofNewMexico

ProfessionalMechanicalEngineer,StateofWashington

ProfessionalMechanicalEngineer,StateofCalifornia

ASHRAE Certified BEAP

 

PROFESSIONALPOSITIONS

 

2007-2014       Owner,NorthwestEnergyConsulting

2005-2007       SeniorMechanicalEngineer,SBWConsulting,Inc.

1999-2005       Principal,AEAssociates,Seattle,WA.

1996-1999       Seattle Office Lead,GlumacInternational,Seattle,WA.

1989-1996       ChiefME,TheAustinCompany,Seattle,WA.andAtlanta,GA.

1985-1989       Engineer,LeoADaly,Seattle,WA.andSanFrancisco,CA.

1980-1985       BSME, University of New Mexico, Thermal Storage Research

1975-1980       US Navy, Petty Officer 2nd Class - Machinists Mate

 

AREASOFEXPERTISE

 

My primary experience for the past 8+ years (SBW and NWEC) has been as a technical advisor for NEEA. In this role I have taught/developed several programs for NEEA:

·         Brown Bag Trainer, working with local architects and engineers on Integrated Design.

·         Integrated Design Seminars

·         BetterBricks Building Operations website – this included creating the Symptoms Diagnosis Tools to teach operators to solve their own issues.

·         The Kilowatt Crackdown Programs in Seattle (Puget Sound BOMA) (2008, 2010-11) Portland (2011, 2013), and Boise (2013). This work included creation of the YouTube video series, Nightwalks. Also included in these programs were utility personnel training on scoping audits. (I also participated as a panelist in the 2013 BOMA seminar on lessons learned.)

·         Market Partner Program – Working with property management firms on SEM and operator training. Seattle, Spokane, Boise, and Portland

·         Firm Focus Provider Program – Working with local Puget Sound mechanical contractors on scoping practices.

·         Existing Building Retrofit (EBR) – Providing scoping services in potential candidate buildings. Portland, Missoula, and Seattle.

·         Technical advisor to the 2030 Seattle District, providing scoping services and operator training in buildings under 100,000SF.

·         Energy Star Certifications for all program participants that qualified. (Currently in the top 30 EPA Service Partners for certification.)

·         M&V analysis at SBW 2005 to 2007

This position was as a senior mechanical engineer, working various programs on both building analysis and utility savings program analysis. The primary contract for this work was with CPUC, providing M&V services for a large number of completed projects in California. The work included installation and subsequent analysis of data loggers.

The above work has covered over 300 buildings, providing unbiased scoping and operator training. The buildings were in all sectors, including commercial office, industrial, hospitals and hospitality.

 

In addition to the above work, I have recently conducted scoping audits and operator training for

·         A large university campus in the SE with a total of 160+ buildings comprising over 15 million GSF. (11 bldgs scoped.)

·         Roughly 1.0 million GSF for a public storage company in New York City.

Peer Review Services

·         Peer review of several proposed energy efficiency renovations in downtown Seattle high-rises, working with SCL staff. These projects were cancelled by ownership based on my work, due to engineering deficiencies in the designs.

·         Peer review of an RCX project in a local high-rise, again working closely with SCL staff. The project was also canceled by ownership based on my findings.

Energy Consultant for Seattle Steam Company

·         Since the late 1990’s I have supported roughly 30 SSC client buildings (including Harborview) with energy scoping services, operator education, and steam system analysis. Often times it was found that both steam and electrical usage increases are due to common problems such as envelope leakage.

 

PRIOR DESIGN EXPERIENCE  1985 TO 2005

Myprimaryareasofinterestandexpertiseareenergyconservationasrelatedto envelope, HVAC,andDDCsystemsdesignandsystemscommissioning.Inaddition,I haveextensive experiencewithdesignandretrofitprojectsforcentralsteamplants,districtenergyinter-tiesand steamdistributionssystems.

 

At AE Associates, we were the engineer of record for the Pierce County Environmental Services Building in University Place, WA. This was an award winning facility, designed by Miller/Hull. We were also involved in the design of two large 1,000-ton+ central chilled water plants using primary variable flow technology incorporating pressure independent flow control valves. The chillers are provided with both modulating vane and variable speed controls to allow for steady system operation at 5% of a chiller’s capacity. 1700 7th Avenue for Clise Properties as the owners’ mechanical rep, and The Tulalip Tribal Casino as engineer of record.

 

While at The Austin Company (TAC), we designed the Seattle Times Northcreek Printing plant. I was the mechanical engineer of record, and TACs construction administration manager during the build-out. (Built by Baugh.) I was also lead design engineer for the Boeing (Everett) Tube Fabrication Facility.

 

REFERENCES

 

Available upon request

Brad Weaver, PE