Certification Team Lead: Energy/HVAC
Jonathan Curtin is a Certification Team Lead of the Energy/HVAC Certification
team of GBCI, and works remotely from Houston, TX. He began his career with
nearly 5 years as a facility engineer in a semiconductor facility in upstate
NY, and later focused two years graduate school research in the field of
energy consumption in buildings (M.S. in Mechanical Engineering at Texas A&M
University). Prior to joining GBCI in October 2010, Jonathan worked for 3-1/2
years at a Houston MEP engineering firm involved extensively in energy
analysis and energy modeling, compliance with ASHRAE Standards, mechanical
system design, energy auditing, and commissioning of commercial office and
Jonathan's LEED expertise applies primarily to both the Building Design and
Construction (BD+C) and Existing Buildings: Operations and Maintenance (EBOM)
rating systems. He is GBCI's subject matter expert for the LEED EQ credit category, liaising with the USGBC LEED team and EQ Technical Advisory Group, assisting in the development, review, and refinement of LEED programs, policies and plans, as well as proposing and commenting on specific LEED credit language and reference materials.
Jonathan has also been the lead reviewer for the pilot PEER (Performance Excellence in Electricity Renewal) certifications, providing feedback to support the technical development of the rating system and the formation of the Certification process for the program.
Jonathan is a licensed professional mechanical engineer in the state of Texas and a Certified Energy Manager (CEM).
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