TRACK 3: HVACR / Mechanical Systems
Senior Program Manager
Matt Huffman has been working in HVAC engineering and energy services since 1996. He currently works as a Senior Program Manager for Resource Innovations, an environmental and energy efficiency consultancy. From 2012-2019 he led an energy services group within a large commercial HVAC contractor. This work specialized in HVAC efficiency projects including utility incentives, energy modeling and benchmarking. He has been an educational speaker for USGBC-Illinois, Chicago Center for Green Technology, and multiple tradeshow events. From 2013-2016, he was the President of the Chicago Chapter of IBPSA-USA (International Building Performance Simulation Association). In 2016 he earned the ASHRAE Building Energy Assessment Professional (BEAP) certification. He holds a mechanical engineering degree from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
There is a gap in the HVAC controls market between simple programmable thermostats ("Yugos", the infamous low-cost cars from the former Yugoslavia) and high-cost building automation systems (Lamborghinis or "Lambos"). While there are good use cases for both of these types of controls, there is a need for something in-between. This can include "advanced RTU controls" and "light commercial building controls". Through multiple project examples, Matt will show the uses, benefits, and challenges of installing such systems. There will be a focus on energy savings opportunities with these systems.
This session has been approved for the following CEU's
1 AIA LU/Elective