Mechanical Designer, Energy Modeler
Began working at L&S Engineering in 2012
BS in Engineering Physics and Physics, Northwest Nazarene University, 2012
I enjoy seeing energy savings when comparing different envelopes, mechanical systems, and electrical systems of a building project through energy modeling. I specifically like to find energy incentives by working with the utility provider and determining the incentives the client may receive for their energy upgrades.
One memorable project was Cashmere High School in the Chelan County PUD territory. Working with the PUD, I was able to show savings through energy modeling to receive a significant incentive (minimum of $172,614 with a potential for up to $287,690) for the school district.
Another project that I was involved with was the South Wing Renovation of Spokane Community College. The design was a highly efficient envelope, LED lighting plus photovoltaics, and a mechanical system of chilled beams utilizing the Spokane-Rathdrum Prairie Aquifer for hydronic cooling and heating, plus Energy Recovery DOAS units. With energy modeling, I was able to help show a 43% energy savings from a baseline to achieve Silver Certification through LEED.
Working as part of a team has always been important to me. I get to do that every day in my work at L&S. I also enjoy the value of learning and at L&S, I am always learning something new.
When I am not working on energy models or load calculations, I spend most of my time playing with and watching my young daughter grow. Other activities I enjoy are hunting, fishing, camping, watching football and basketball, and working on vehicles.