- Sustainability ConsultantApril 2017 to June 2017 Atlanta, GeorgiaI was contracted by Sustainable Investment Group (SIG) to perform the outdoor airflow measurements at the Georgia World Congress Center (GWCC) for their over 200+ air handling units to ensure they were bringing in enough outdoor air to meet the indoor air quality requirements set forth by ASHRAE 62.1, The Standards for Ventilation and Indoor Air Quality. This is the first step for the GWCC to get their LEED Silver recertification. During this process, I helped the GWCC engineers identify many issues throughout their facility such as stuck dampers, burnt out motors, snapped belts, and other control issues that they will fix to make their facilities more energy efficient. I finished this project on time and under budget. The Georgia World Congress Center is the largest building in Georgia with about 3.9 million square feet of building space and the largest LEED certified convention center in the world.
- Energy efficiency engineerApril 23, 2012 to November 13, 2015 Portland, OregonAs a full time contractor to the Bonneville Power Administration (BPA), I support the energy efficiency function of the company from their Idaho Falls location. We treat energy efficiency as a low cost and emission-free alternative to other energy generating resources. We work with industrial, commercial, residential, and agricultural clients to implement cost-effective, energy efficient technologies and strategies to save money and reduce energy consumption.
I work closely with BPA's customers to assess each case individually and provide recommendations specific to each situation. Some of the services we provide are: energy audits, energy monitoring and analysis, pump tests, flow tests, lighting audits, irrigation consulting, energy modeling and general customer service and troubleshooting.
In the commercial sector, I have gained experience performing energy audits and identifying potential energy efficiency measures relating to HVAC, lighting, and controls upgrades. In this position, I have had to develop evaluation, measurement, and verification (EM&V) plans for energy efficiency measures in many types of commercial buildings including hospitals, schools, Dr.’s offices, ice skating rinks, swimming pools, and hotels. I have also created analytical (statistical) models and utilized various software-based energy modeling and building simulation techniques using tools such as e-QUEST, EZ-Sim and ECAM to estimate and verify energy savings related to different energy efficiency projects.
My time working in rural southeastern Idaho has exposed me to a variety of agricultural projects as well. I have executed energy audits on farms, golf courses, and municipalities and have administered pump efficiency tests on numerous pumping plants and irrigation systems. This has given me practical knowledge about real world pumping plant and irrigation systems and how they can be improved through equipment upgrades, operational changes, and system redesign or system optimization.
- Mechanical engineeringBSME from CU
- I'm a mechanical engineering graduate of Clemson University pursuing a career as an energy engineer. I love music, technology, the outdoors, renewable energy, and energy efficiency.
Random interesting fact: One time I went on a 13 and 1/2 hour scavenger hunt in Olive Branch Mississippi telling people that I was a girlscout. What is crazier than that is that they believed me and gave me stuff!
- "The only person you can be better than is the person you were yesterday."
"And yet, it is our resilience as a species that has allowed us to grow, in many respects prosper and, in some unfortunate aspects, dominate our planet. I do, however, have the radical confidence to believe in a positive future, one in which our better instincts -- our Golden Rule instincts -- allow us to interpret the evidence in a way that allows all life on Earth to prosper. Indeed, it is the only way forward for us."
-Rob Watson (http://
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