LEED® Fellow, LEED AP BD+C, CEA, CEM, CxA
Through his previous experience Chris has expertise in building HVAC systems, performance contracting, controls as well as knowledge of industrial controls. Chris has participated in various types of LEED projects including: LEED-Neighborhood Development, LEED-Commercial Interiors, LEED-New Construction, LEED for Existing Buildings, and LEED-Homes.
As a Senior Account Engineer with Trane, Chris assisted in the design and commissioning of the energy systems for the Clinton Presidential Library and the first LEED K-12 School in Arkansas, Bethel Middle School.
In 2008, Chris was a Commissioner on the Arkansas Governor’s Commission on Global Warming. Through this commission greenhouse gas reduction policies will be developed for the Governor and Arkansas Legislators. Additionally, Chris has served in many capacities for the U.S. Green Building Council and is a past consultant for the Clinton Climate Initiative (CCI).
Chris has presented on sustainable design and construction to various groups including Master Speaker at the USGBC Greenbuild Conference, American Planning Association, National Environmental Balancing Bureau (NEBB), the American Society of Heating Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE), graduate architecture programs, and various sustainability conferences.
Current responsibilities include managing all aspects of the operations including contract negotiations, project team coordination, financial oversight and business planning activities. Additional responsibilities include providing sustainable design and construction assistance to owners, architects, engineers, and contractors to enhance their ability to budget, plan, design, and finance a facility that respects occupant needs, financial responsibilities, and the environment. In addition, provide efficiency, systems, and controls expertise to commercial, industrial, and institutional building owners.