Mr. McGinn is a professional engineer and has degrees in both mechanical and electrical engineering. He is an American Society of Heating, Refrigeration, and Air-Conditioning Engineers Certified High Performance Building Design Professional with extensive experience in designing mechanical and electrical systems for complex projects.
Mr. McGinn is an experienced project manager and mechanical designer having been involved in major new building projects and significant renovations and planning projects for over 30 years. He is experienced in the analysis and design of HVAC&R for educational, institutional and commercial facilities including central heating and cooling plants, industrial refrigeration, process utilities and large piped distribution systems. Tim's real passion is a specialization in designing low impact/low energy systems for green buildings that maximize indoor environmental quality. As a result, Tim is a frequent lecturer on the design of green buildings throughout North America. He is an outspoken proponent of the Integrated Design Process and often leads project teams through the integrated design and LEED® Certification processes.
His green building design expertise includes low temperature heating and high temperature cooling systems, radiant heating and cooling, passive, direct and indirect evaporative cooling, displacement and underfloor air systems, mixed mode natural ventilation, grey water reuse and passive solar heating.
Tim is based in Calgary and is a principal with DIALOG, a 500-plus person architectural, engineering, interior design and urban design firm with offices in Vancouver, BC; Calgary & Edmonton, AB; and, Toronto, ON.