HPAC Engineering's Editorial Advisory Board is comprised of distinguished professionals serving the HVACR industry. Possessing expertise in various engineering and scientific fields, they provide valuable assistance to the magazine's efforts.
Members of HPAC Engineering’s Editorial Advisory Board include:
William G. Acker
The president of Acker & Associates in Green Bay, Wis., William G. Acker is an expert on energy analysis, air emissions, and water-vapor transmission and condensation. For HPAC Engineering he wrote the first article to illustrate the total costs of producing and transmitting electricity. He joined the Board in 1999.
William P. Bahnfleth, PhD, PE
William P. Bahnfleth, PhD, PE, is an associate professor in the Department of Architectural Engineering at Penn State University. He has specialized in the design and operation of chilled-water thermal-storage systems for more than a decade and has consulted on numerous projects. He joing the Board in 1997.
Edward H. Brzezowski, PE
With more than 22 years of experience in facility management, design, and operation, Edward H. Brzezowski, PE, has received numerous state and national awards for his work for New Jersey schools. Brzezowski, who is president of Facility Energy Services Inc. in Chester, N.J., joined the Board in 2001.
William J. Coad, PE
A senior principal of McClure Engineering Associates in St. Louis, William J. Coad, PE, was installed as president of ASHRAE in 2001. A distinguished author and lecturer, he has more than 40 years of experience in the design and analysis of mechanical and electrical building systems. He joined the Board in 1991.
Peter C. D'Antonio, PE, CEM, LEED AP
Peter C. D'Antonio, PE, CEM, LEED AP, is president of PCD Engineering Services Inc., an award-winning provider of building-energy-analysis, mechanical/electrical-design, and commissioning services. His work has been recognized with design and service awards from organizations such as the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), the Colorado Governor’s Energy Office, and the Colorado Renewable Energy Society. His industry and community involvement includes service as a member of the boards of the USGBC and the Association of Energy Engineers. He is a member of American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers Technical Committee 7.6, Systems Energy Utilization.
Kenneth M. Elovitz, PE, Esq.
Kenneth M. Elovitz is an engineer and in-house counsel for Energy Economics Inc. in Foxboro, Mass. His knowledge and experience with HVAC, electrical, and life-safety systems allow him to understand system function and performance, including interactions among disciplines. He joined the Board in 2000.
Kenneth E. Gill, PE
Kenneth E. Gill, PE, has nearly three decades of experience in technical-facilities design, specializing in energy conservation and the design of mechanical and HVAC systems, including building-management systems. He has been a member of the Board since 1997.
Alfred E. Guntermann, PE
The principal of New Haven, Conn.-based Guntermann Engineering, a provider of mechanical and electrical consulting-engineering services for commercial, industrial, and residential buildings, with special expertise in energy-conservation analysis and construction support, Guntermann has 40 years of industry experience, and is perhaps best known for his prescient look at energy supplies — the 1976 conference paper "The Mystery of Future Energy Prices."
Thomas Hartman, PE
An internationally recognized expert on the use of advanced building controls and control networks, Thomas Hartman, PE, is the principal of The Hartman Co. in Marysville, Wash. He holds several patents for efficiency and comfort-enhancing technologies and has been a member of the Board since 1991.
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Asif Kadiani, PE, CEM
Asif Kadiani, PE, CEM, is a senior mechanical engineer for Hanson Professional Services Inc. in Springfield, Ill. A Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) Accredited Professional, Kadiani is responsible for project management and construction administration; the design and analysis of HVAC, building-automation, fire-protection, and plumbing systems; energy-conservation studies and financial analysis; and the commissioning and troubleshooting of building mechanical systems.
John H. Klote, DSc, PE
John H. Klote, DSc, PE, is a fire- and smoke-control consultant from McLean, Va. Previously, he conducted research on fire and smoke control for NIST. He is the author of two books on smoke control, chapters of numerous other books, and more than 85 technical papers and articles. He joined the Board in 1997.
Valentine A. Lehr, PE
With more than 35 years of industry experience, Valentine A. Lehr, PE, is an internationally known lecturer and participant in technical sessions. In 1969, he founded Lehr Associates, a consulting engineering firm in New York providing mechanical, electrical, and fire-protection services. He joined the Board in 1991.
Joel N. Orr, PhD
Joel N. Orr, PhD, is a consultant, speaker, and writer specializing in engineering and computer technologies. He heads Orr Associates International, a consulting firm, and is a partner in Cyon Research. A former Autodesk Distinguished Fellow and Bentley Engineering Laureate, he has been a member of the Board since 2001.
J. Jay Santos, PE
The principal of Facility Dynamics Engineering Corp., J. Jay Santos, PE, teaches courses on building automation, direct digital control, and commissioning at the University of Wisconsin, North Carolina State University, and the Iowa Energy Center's Energy Resource Station. He joined the Board in 2001.
Glenn M. Showers, PE
The president of Cincinnati-based Boiler and Burner Systems, Glenn M. Showers, PE, specializes in industrial utility systems, with an emphasis on combustion safety and efficiency. His work includes the preparation of combustion-safety manuals for internal use by Procter & Gamble. He joined the Board in 2002.
Andrew J. Streifel, MPH
As a hospital environmental-health specialist, Andrew J. Streifel, MPH, has assisted more than 150 hospitals worldwide with matters pertaining to indoor-air quality and safe patient-care environments. A member of the Board since 2000, he works for the University of Minnesota Department of Environmental Health and Safety.
Robert W. Tinsley, PE, CFPS, CIAQP
The chief engineer for P2RS Group in Colorado Springs, Colo., Robert W. Tinsley, PE, CFPS, CIAQP, is primarily responsible for HVAC and plumbing design. His projects include the El Paso County Administration Building in Texas and Sun Microsystems in Broomfield, Colo. He joined the Board in 2001.
James P. Waltz, ME, MBA, PE
Mr. Waltz is president of Energy Resource Associates Inc., specializing in turnkey engineering of infrastructure renewal of existing-building mechanical, electrical, control, and structural systems. A noted speaker, author, and forensics engineer and 1993 AEE International Energy Engineer of the Year, he joined the Board in 2000.
Dennis J. Wessel, PE
The vice president and director of mechanical engineering for Bacik, Karpinski Associates Inc., Dennis J. Wessel, PE, specializes in large central heating and cooling plants and distribution systems, hospital facilities, and large- and tall-building HVAC and plumbing systems. He joined the Board in 2001.
Michael West, PhD, PE
Michael West, PhD, PE, principal building-systems scientist with Advantek Consulting Inc. in Melbourne, Fla., is a specialist in dehumidification and building-moisture control in hot and humid climates, He joined the board in 2005.
Ronald J. Wilkinson, PE
VP of Operations for Dome-Tech Commissioning, Ron Wilkinson, PE, LEED AP, is a nationally published author and speaker on building quality assurance. He is on the Editorial Advisory Board of HPAC Engineering magazine, is an ASHRAE Distinguished Lecturer, and an AIA Continuing Education Lecturer. He wrote the U. S. Green Building Council's first training program for LEED commissioning, and was co-editor of the 2003 National Association of State Facilities Administrators' "Building Commissioning Recommended Guidelines,"and author of Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance's "Best Practices in Commissioning in Montana."
Gerald J. Williams, PE
Gerald J. Williams, PE, president of McClure Engineering Associates in St. Louis, has more than 30 years of experience in the design, analysis, and commissioning of HVAC systems, having served as principal and project manager for major building designs, energy studies, system retrofits, and building-commissioning projects involving the Washington University School of Medicine, the Monsanto world-headquarters campus, and Nestle Purina, all in St. Louis; University of Missouri Hospital and Clinics in Columbia; the Columbia campus of the University of Missouri; the University of Missouri-Rolla campus; St. Mary's Hospital in Rochester, Minn.; Hospital General in Catalunya, Spain; and the Missouri State Capitol in Jefferson City.
James A. Wise, PhD
With more than 30 years of professional experience, including work as a professor, research scientist, and consultant, James A. Wise, PhD, is CEO of Eco-Integrations Inc., a firm that helps "integrate the people, technology, information, and environment of tomorrow's living and work places." He joined the Board in 1999.
James A. Wise, PhD