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Richard Pearson, P.E., Fellow/Life Member ASHRAE

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Richard Pearson, P.E., Fellow/Life Member ASHRAE


    Richard Pearson, P.E., Fellow/Life Member ASHRAE, 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, Building Energy Performance; and Environmental Health committees, and the Technology Council.

    Pearson 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 7000 ton and a 3000 ton facility, tracking a $3.6 million utility bill, renovating a 30-story art deco hotel, commissioning eight thermal storage projects, and conducting Level 3 energy audits of 11 United States Marine Corps base buildings in Okinawa, as well as campus energy management at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois.

    Courses Taught

    6 Hour

    Effective Energy Management in New & Existing Buildings

    3 Hour

    Energy Management Best Practices