RON WILKINSON, PE, LEED AP, CPMP

RON
WILKINSON, PE, LEED AP, CPMP
Principal,
Wilkinson Commissioning Management
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The founding principal of Seattle-based Wilkinson Commissioning Management, Ron Wilkinson, PE, LEED AP, CPMP, is the author of the first commissioning training program for the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) for New Construction and Major Renovations Green Building Rating System and the founding recording secretary for ASHRAE Guideline Project Committee 0.2/1.2, The Commissioning Process for Existing Building Systems and Assemblies/The Commissioning Process for Existing HVAC&R Systems. An ASHRAE Distinguished Lecturer and an American Institute of Architects Continuing Education Lecturer, he has spoken on commissioning practices internationally. He is a longtime member of HPAC Engineering’s Editorial Advisory Board.

Articles
LEED and O&M Budgets
Across the United States, owners are looking to have their existing buildings certified under the U.S. Green Building Council's Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System without bankrupting their operation-and-maintenance budgets. The only way for them to reach that goal is to meet the requirements of LEED for Existing Buildings: Operations & Maintenance (O&M) 2009.
Sustainable Ventilation in High-Rise Office Buildings 
When it comes to energy, the tendency is for owners of high-rise office buildings to charge tenants for all consumption and make no improvements. This is unfortunate, as opportunities for energy conservation—and, thus, carbon-dioxide (CO2) reduction—through the regulation of ventilation air abound, bringing with them money-saving and public-relations benefits for both owners and tenants.
LEED Commissioning for New and Existing Buildings
The U.S. Green Building Council operates 10 Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating Systems. Eight of those systems require commissioning. The other two do not. This article compares and contrasts the eight that do.
Finer Points of Specifying Cooling Towers 
This article discusses open-tower vs. closed-tower design, water treatment, location, and other considerations that play a part in cooling-tower selection.
Plan Early for LEED Commissioning 
Part and parcel of winning a U.S. Green Building Council LEED certification is the auditing of submittal materials to ensure compliance with certification requirements. Unlike an IRS audit, this doesn’t have to be a heartache.
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