Monday, October 22, 2012

2030 District Presentation

SEDR is hosting a presentation on Seattle's pioneering 2030 District by Brian Geller, Founder and Executive Director.
Monday, November 5, 2012 from Noon to 1pm
4th Floor Conference Room in City Centre, 1420 5th Ave, Downtown Seattle.
FREE, as always.

The Seattle 2030 District is an interdisciplinary public-private collaborative working to create a groundbreaking high-performance building district in downtown Seattle. With the Architecture 2030 Challenge for Planning providing our performance goals, we seek to develop realistic, measurable, and innovative strategies to assist district property owners, managers, and tenants in meeting aggressive goals that reduce environmental impacts of facility construction and operations. 
Brian Geller, Founder and Executive Director of the group, will be talking about its formation, goals, benefits, and general aspirations, and including some case studies of buildings within the District. He will also give an update on other cities copying this model nationwide – Cleveland and Pittsburgh have both launched 2030 Districts this year, with more to come shortly.
Achieving the 2030 Challenge targets at a district scale, and focusing on existing medium to large buildings that are privately owned, will provide a working model that other cities and regions can use to reduce emissions and impacts. While individual buildings will have specific opportunities for energy reductions, a district approach will provide the opportunity for district-wide heat recovery, distributed generation, and other district energy efficiencies that can reduce the demand for resources. The 2030 District will provide members a roadmap to own, manage, and develop high performance buildings by leveraging existing market resources and by creating new tools and partnerships to overcome current market barriers. This type of collaborative action is a strategic undertaking to help the City of Seattle meet its goal of carbon neutrality by 2030 and represents a major investment in Seattle's future.

SEDR is the Seattle Energy & Design Roundtable, which hosts speakers and work sessions each month. Our goals are to drive building simulation understanding forward toward the goals of the 2030 Challenge. We invite all architects, designers, and engineers to our free presentations to share ideas and experiences with sustainable design.

Monday, October 8, 2012

New Job Posting:

Hermanson Company LLP
tel        206-575-9700
fax       206-575-9800
1221 2nd Avenue North         
Kent, WA  98032

Job Title:          Energy Engineer
Department:     Sustainable Services
Reports To:       Sustainability Manager
FLSA Status:     Exempt

As Energy Engineer, your primary responsibility will be the identification and technical analysis of various energy savings opportunities for both private and public clients.  You will perform energy audits, determine improvement areas, perform measurements, provide documentation of the recommended energy conservation measures and verification of savings.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

Act as the engineering lead on energy and retrofit development projects from concept through design, permitting, and construction

Analysis of existing systems, focusing on optimization and energy efficiency, equipment replacement, system selection, and/or operation. 

Develop energy and operational savings, paybacks, life cycle analyses for various clients in healthcare, K-12, higher education, private buildings and industrial markets.

Complete ECM energy Calculations and savings projections, coordinate same with utility companies for savings plan.

Ability to grasp the current codes and functional implications of modifications to existing systems and communicate them to the energy team in a positive and helpful manner. 

Provide technical expertise related to Energy Services systems and designs.

Coordinate facility site visits and inform appropriate personnel of project activities.

Communicate and work with local utility company representatives to collect client use data, secure rebates and incentive grants

Development and prepare proposals for future Energy Services work.

Manage, train and promote company beginning level energy engineers, energy auditors, M&V technicians.

Bachelor's degree (B. A.) in Mechanical Engineering from a four-year college or university or three to five years of direct hands-on field experience in Mechanical Engineering and construction (HVAC, Piping, and Plumbing) or Energy Engineering; or equivalent combination of technical training and/or related experience. 

Have a reasonable background and knowledge of DDC controls and building management systems (BMS) including points lists, sequences of operation, set points, warm-ups and night set-backs and the physical components that perform those functions.

Hold and maintain an AEE CEM certificate.

New Job Posting:

Plumbing Designer - Our established Mechanical Engineering firm, HV Engineering, is looking for a motivated plumbing designer with AutoCAD experience.   The successful applicant should be able to show some familiarity with plumbing design for various sizes of mixed use projects. 

Qualified candidates for this position need to have 2 years minimum of AutoCAD 2008+ experience working in the building design industry.  Experience with REVIT MEP and HVAC system design is also a plus.

The applicant also must have basic computer skills in word processing and with Excel spreadsheets.   The applicant must also be a fast learner, be intuitive, have good communication skills, and be detail oriented.

We offer a smaller, family like, work environment where everyone plays an important part in the success of our firm.  We strongly believe in encouraging and providing an environment where everyone has the chance to grow professionally and their contributions are noted and financially rewarded.  We offer competitive wages, matching 401P and benefits including medical/dental, and an easily accessible location one block from Green Lake without the downtown commute.

If you have these skills/experience and are looking for a company where you can make an impact, please provide a resume showing your experience addressed to: