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Tom Lawrence, Ph.D., P.E., Fellow ASHRAE, LEED® AP

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ASHRAE Course Instructor

TomLawrence, Ph.D., P.E., Fellow ASHRAE, LEED® AP


    Dr. Tom Lawrence is a Professor of Practice and coordinator for the mechanical engineering degree program at the University of Georgia, and he has 35+ years of professional engineering experience. Before going back for his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering, he spent approximately 20 of those years in industry and consulting. Among his many roles of service to ASHRAE, Dr. Lawrence is a Director-at-Large on the ASHRAE Board of Directors; past chair of ASHRAE Technical Committee 2.8 Building Environmental Impact and Sustainability; and a member of the committee that wrote ASHRAE Standard 189.1 on high-performance green buildings. As an ASHRAE Distinguished Lecturer, he gives presentations and workshops on high-performance and smart buildings around the world. He is the chair of the editorial committee that produced the 5th edition of the ASHRAE Green Guide, which was published in late 2017. Dr. Lawrence has a B.S. with Highest Distinction honors in Environmental Science from Purdue University, M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Oregon State University and a second M.S. degree in Engineering Management from Washington University. He received his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from Purdue University, with a research topic focused on demand control ventilation.

    Courses Taught

    3 Hour

    Basics of High-Performance Building Design

    Building Demand Response and the Coming Smart Grid

    High-Performance Building Design: Applications & Future Trends