Gary Nelson, PE, LEED AP, a mechanical engineer at DLR Group, has earned a High-Performance Building Design Professional (HPBD) certification from the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE). He is only the second to receive the certification in the State of Arizona. Less than 100 professionals have received this certification in the United States.
ASHRAE's certification program identifies individuals who have demonstrated they have the necessary training and tools for the design of high-performance buildings that live up to their performance capability.
"An ASHRAE certification benefits building owners, employers and individuals," says ASHRAE President Bill Harrison. "Firms who employ ASHRAE-certified engineers are better able to promote their services. ASHRAE certification helps designers demonstrate that they have mastered a certain body of knowledge in order to stand out from their competition."
The content of the exam includes sustainability concepts, HVAC and sustainable processes and environmental improvement programs and rating systems, energy analysis, indoor environment, controls and monitoring, benchmarking with performance metrics, water conservation, commissioning in sustainable construction, and operation and maintenance of high-performance buildings.
About DLR Group
DLR Group is a nationally recognized, integrated design firm with 15 offices nationwide. Design is the driving force behind our architecture, engineering, planning, and interiors practice. DLR Group's philosophy is to listen to clients, create exciting design that fulfills the client's goals, and deliver on the promise of quality, integrity and sustainability. For more information contact DLR Group at 1-866-DLR-8600 or www.dlrgroup.com.
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