Richard Pearson, P.E.
Richard Pearson is a regular presenter at professional development courses at the University of Wisconsin and elsewhere on subjects related to Energy Audits, HVAC design, energy management, system analysis, and renovation of buildings. He holds multiple ASHRAE Technology awards and the University of Wisconsin-Madison Department of Engineering Distinguished Service Citation. He has been awarded the membership grade of Fellow for his pioneering work with building automation systems, and has received the Distinguished Service Award from ASHRAE. He has been Chairman of the Energy Management Committee, and has served on the Board of Directors, as well as serving on the Finance, Professional Development, TC 7.6, and Environmental Health committees, and the Technology Council.
He has spent most of his career in hands-on analysis and the creative renovation of HVAC systems. His significant energy efficiency project work includes optimizing a 7,000-ton and a 3,000-ton facility, tracking a $3.6 million utility bill, renovating a 30-story art deco hotel, commissioning eight thermal storage projects, and conducting an energy analysis on 11 United States Marine Corps base buildings in Okinawa.