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Tom Durkin, PE, LEED® AP, ASHRAE Fellow

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Senior Partner, Sims-Durkin Associates
Indianapolis, IN


Recognized as an innovative and creative engineer throughout the Midwest, Tom’s designs for buildings and systems are proven to be energy-efficient and cost-effective. A nationally sought-after speaker and frequent ASHRAE author who promotes energy-smart HVAC systems, Tom has been a contributor to the U.S. Department of Energy. He designed the first “Energy Star” school HVAC system in the Midwest. In 1998, Tom presented one of his innovative systems to the United States Congress. Tom has either invented or pioneered the implementation of twelve distinct HVAC innovations, all of which save energy and reduce pollution. His work has been featured on the ABC Evening News and USA Today, and won two ASHRAE Technology Awards.

Tom oversees all aspects of the SDA mechanical design to arrive at solutions that best meet the client’s needs. Tom’s highly qualified team of engineers is committed to providing innovative engineering systems that save on operating costs, meet the budget and match the architectural design.