Wednesday, March 27, 2013

New Job Posting - ARUP


At Arup, our innovative spirit compels us to express our ingenuity in unique ways —developing many of the world’s most innovative and sustainable buildings, transport and civil engineering projects. Arup is a global engineering and consulting firm of 11,000 creative minds. Our integrated approach to engineering and design brings together the best professionals to meet our clients’ needs.

Arup's Seattle office is seeking a Mechanical Engineer to design building mechanical (HVAC) systems. The position will report to senior project engineers and the mechanical engineering department leader.

Your responsibilities will involve:
• Design of building HVAC systems, including airside and hydronic system components
• Writing of project reports and specifications
• Coordinating work with clients and other consultants as well as in-house staff from other disciplines
• Engaging with contractors for construction support activity
• Documentation of systems design in Revit MEP
• Engineering analysis work, including load calculations and equipment sizing
• Engineering analysis and energy modeling including whole building energy analysis, façade thermal analysis, and airflow modeling.
• Take responsibility for sections of work which may include some supervision of other staff.
Qualified professionals will have:
• Bachelors Degree in Mechanical/Architectural engineering with a sound knowledge of mechanical (HVAC) engineering fundamentals.
• Experience in commercial, education, laboratory and healthcare experience preferred
• 2-5 years relevant experience
• EIT/FE required, Washington PE desirable
• LEED Accreditation is preferred
• Revit MEP experience highly desired
• eQuest, Trane Trace, and IES-VE experience preferred, EnergyPlus knowledge a bonus
• Excellent communication skills essential for team-based working and working with non-engineering clients
• Excellent planning and organization skills required for our fast-paced environment
• Must be highly motivated, proactive and willing to take on new challenges.
Arup offers an outstanding benefits package including healthcare, 401k match, time off and profit share.
For more information, please contact Jennifer Stanley at

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Our April Chapter Meeting featured ASHRAE DL Lily Wang, who provided an excellent presentation on Classroom Acoustics: "Acoustics That Make the Grade: Improving Sound Performance in Classroom Environments"A copy of the presentation can be found here:

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Job Posting - Snohomish County PUD

Assistant Energy Management Engineer to Sr. Energy management Engineer*
Job #2013-1856
*Job Title & Salary Depending on Qualifications

Snohomish County PUD is seeking an Energy Efficiency Engineer to develop and implement energy efficiency projects at commercial and industrial customer facilities to achieve the PUD’s conservation goals.  Candidate must have demonstrated ability to identify energy efficiency potential, calculate energy savings, coordinate with contractor installations, post-verify energy savings and provide technical support to the implementation of energy conservation and renewable resource measures for large commercial and industrial customers.   Requires knowledge of energy management engineering principles, standards and methods used to assess the energy loads and savings potential for buildings, as well as field experience with end-use equipment, systems and applications involving HVAC, lighting, controls, and other energy-intensive processes.  Requires Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or related field, or equivalent work experience, at least 3 years related engineering experience, valid WSDL.  Preferred qualifications: Certified Energy Manager, industrial experience as an energy engineer or energy manager or project management experience.

Interested individuals should complete the online application and submit cover letter and resume at under Careers by 5:00 p.m., April 25, 2013.  We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Monday, March 11, 2013

TEGA Case Study Tour, Bullitt Center

Registration link:

Class Credits
2 CEHs / 2 HSWs

March 26, 4-6PM

1501 East Madison Street, Seattle
Meet in front of building's main entrance promptly at 4PM.

$5 AIA and ASHRAE Members
$40 non-members


COTE/What Makes It Green? Case Study Tour, Bullitt Center
Presented in collaboration with Puget Sound ASHRAE TEGA
Nearing completion in Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood, the Bullitt Center is a 50,000 SF commercial office building that will be the greenest urban office building in the world. A tight, well-insulated envelope with triple glazed operable windows helps keep the heat in and cold out in the winter. When it's too hot or cold outside to open the windows for fresh air, an energy efficient heat recovery ventilator takes over. Space and water heating is provided by a ground source heat pump that taps into the steady warmth of the earth using 26, 400-foot deep wells beneath the building. The building's 242 KW PV array harvests from the sun as much energy every year as the building uses for all purposes, an important feat for a 6-story building in cloudy Seattle. Rainwater that falls on its roof is collected and stored in a 56,000 gallon cistern in it basement, purified, and supplied to sinks and showers in the building. Composting toilets virtually eliminate water demand for flushing. Gray water from sinks and showers is treated through a constructed wetland on a third floor terrace before returning it to the groundwater, along with surplus rainwater in the winter. The building is largely constructed with regionally sourced materials and contains no toxic substances.
The Bullitt Center is a trail-blazing project to prove and showcase technology and processes for creating buildings fit for the challenges of the 21st Century. Its ultimate purpose is to catalyze the development of the next generation of ultra high-performance buildings in the Pacific Northwest and beyond.
“One building off by itself has zero impact on the world’s climate but a building that is influential and begins to change the way that architects, engineers, contractors, developers and financial institutions shape the built environment, that’s a building that was worth building.”
-----Denis Hayes, President of the Bullitt Foundation

Robert Pena
Rob Peña is an Associate Professor in the Department of Architecture at the University of Washington. He teaches architectural design and environmental control systems courses, with an emphasis on ecological design and high-performance buildings. Rob’s work with the IDL involves design consulting and analysis of high performance buildings, as well methods for measuring and analyzing building performance. Rob is the former director of Ecological Design Consulting for Van der Ryn Architects and the Ecological Design Institute in Sausalito, California.
Robert Willis
Robert Willis is Director of Sustainable Services at PSF Mechanical. He is a member of the USGBC and the Green Building Initiative and has driven the incorporation of sustainable design throughout his career. On the Bullitt Center project, Robert served as PSF’s Senior Project Manager, working closely with the team on design, value engineering, and constructability issues.
Brian Court
Brian attended the College of William and Mary in Virginia for his undergraduate degree and the University of Washington for his masters in architecture in 2002. Brian began working at Miller Hull as an intern while still enrolled at the UW. He continued on full time after graduation and has served as the project architect for numerous single and multi-family residential projects, urban infill projects, large institutional and higher education projects as well as waterfront projects. In 2005, he was named an Associate.

Registration link:

Seattle Emerging Professionals Programs Charrette




For one special night we partner with Makerhaus to gather our members and leaders to practice the art of charrette by developing our programming content for 2013.

We're asking for your help to plan amazing programs and events that you'll flip for!
Attend Event>> 


Tuesday, March 19th
Networking 6:00-6:30 pm
Charrette 6:30-8:30 pm



122 NW 36th Street
Seattle, WA 98107


FREE as Seattle EP member
$5 non-member

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

ASHRAE 2013 Annual Conference

2013 Annual Conference
June 22-26, 2013
Denver, Colorado