The Case for Energy Efficiency
We all know that energy efficiency is the most affordable and least controversial way of saving energy and reducing your building’s carbon footprint, right? But the fact is, that even with utility company incentives and tax breaks, energy efficiency is still an upfront cost in construction projects. And the pressure to minimize these costs can be enormous.
So why should we, the program and construction managers be the champion of energy efficiency when it is our job to save the owner money on design and construction? That is what we’d like to know and that is what Mark Lenssen, Supervising Energy Management Engineer, from Puget Sound Energy will be here to tell us. Mark will make the case for energy efficiency measures in construction projects, and tell us how they add value to finished buildings.
Mark Lenssen, a licensed professional engineer and certified energy manager, works with commercial and industrial facilities to analyze energy efficiency opportunities as well as determine the level of incentives these businesses are eligible to receive. He manages the Puget Sound Energy Commercial New Construction Program which offers several paths for new construction projects to qualify for energy efficiency incentives. Mark was named the “New Face in Engineering 2009” for the American Society of Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Engineers (ASHRAE). He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Washington.
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