Career Profile 1980-2003+ <ul><li>Following are some moments in time over my career in industry. The pictures and video segments were taken as a photo journal… and were not staged. There were times I would liked to have recorded the events, but due to safety and operational reasons, I did not. </li></ul>
Energy Analysis Quest to have more accurate insulation information
As a seasoned weatherization installer, in 1978 I began researching the physical aspects of heat transfer and spent a lot of time in the OSU library. Despite difficulties with the University engineering level math courses, my encounter with elementary numerical analysis was enough to tackle some of the equations I found in A.S.H.R.A.E. and its research ASHVE “white papers” to predict BTU quantities in a controlled environment. I built my own “guarded hot box”, the official means for determining R-Values for all building materials and set about testing my methodology real world examples. One test was conducted at TERA One at OMSI** (near the Portland Zoo) where I did a “blind” comparison: my instantaneous calculations versus the values derived by the built In thermocouples in the building exterior walls and calculated by a Digital PDP11 computer. The walls contained different types of insulation and materials of which I had no previous knowledge. The comparison was favorable, so I launched a service as seen following. *Wahl Instruments used exclusively **Pacific Power and Light’s TERA One was demolished shortly after that test. Press any key to continue
Looking for real world examples to try out the heat loss methodology on, In 1980, I found the Fred Osborn Aquatic Center. I suspected the low R-Value building materials were to blame for the high energy loss, but my computer models didn’t support that notion. I returned to the building with a sling psychrometer and while doing that I gained some attention that lead to the following Energy Resource Journal article by David Adler. Just about everyone was blaming the contractor for installing a leaking pool drain valve but I could account for the thousands of gallons of missing water with the analysis of the ventilating exhaust air.
In a little more than a year from this article’s publication, I became the City of Ashland’s first energy analyst. I then worked for Dick Wanderscheid and John Fregonese which led to many innovations in energy efficiency on a city wide scale. John spearheaded the paperwork processing software development that led to two Copyrights and its purchase by seven other BPA Utilities. Fred Osborn Aquatic Center See next page
City of Ashland Energy Analysis Quest to reach as many citizens with energy conservation incentives as possible
<ul><li>The City of Ashland Electric Utility was one of 88 Bonneville Power Administration, BPA, member electric utilities, all with the same challenge to shed wasteful electricity usage so they could optimize the use of hydropower. The avoided cost was determined and BPA came up with a buy-back program that had grant monies tied to the amount of savings. The procedure was time consuming and cumbersome so John Fregonese, Community Development Director, and I developed a comprehensive PC based program written in basic that contained such novelties as a hand coded: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Mailmerge” features with tailored customer letter with Contractor Bidsheets with automatic energy savings data extraction, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Batch mode (unlimited customer audits) processing, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Data entry error trapping, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Error correction and reprocessing in a single pass (no re-entry needed). </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Bid Data spreadsheet with automatic summation and percentages to determine low bid and customer contribution. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>With the aid of this Slavedriver program, The City of Ashland earned the distinction of having the highest penetration rates, 8.8 out of 10 customers acted on Auditor recommendations. The net effect was several millions of dollars introduced into the community, tax free. </li></ul>
Following are some screen shots from the program running in DOS under XP Professional with full functionality! The data file is 8 bit. John designed the Windows and Pop Ups in 1986.
The Energy Bottom Line BPA’s $uper Good Cent$ program for new construction The challenge here was to develop a new type of data entry system for the IBM PC – hand coded with Borland’s Turbo Pascal to create a “Windows” environment in 1986. John and I settled on the following example of this “superfast” entry system and the energy modeling was certified for use by BPA customers.
Files TestA, TestB, TestC, TestD, and TestE contained BPA supplied test case building information and were used validate our software calculations. The Energy Bottom Line was Certified for use in the BPA $uper Good Cent$ Program May 1987. John’s display/entry work and my building energy simulation algorithms were deemed original work and the Copyright was issued as follows…
Using the arrow keys, the item is highlighted and then pressing the space bar opens all the possible selections for that item. Once one row data entry is finished, then an “F” key could be used to copy that data on to the next row for like items with different areas or azimuths, Surf AZM. There is also an “F” Key to delete the current row. On the following example, Row number 10 is selected and the current selection is highlighted. Pressing return returns what ever is highlighted to row 10 surface description.
Absolute Electric San Diego Area Military Base Energy Audits with comments from the Secretary of the Navy and V-P Al Gore
Change of guard takes place, the new base commander is more interested in landscaping, so proposal goes nowhere – a $939,053 investment for a dollar.
Absolute Electric La Jolla Area Executive Office Building Sorrento Valley California
ENERgy interFACE Auditing UCSD Campus La Jolla,California
Key to this project was a H-P 100LX Palm Top computer that ran my auditing database programs while I carried my ladder from room to room. The audit was campus-wide where I counted 25,456 fixtures the nine selected buildings. Included in the recommendations were newly introduced daylight dimming fluorescent electronic ballasts and high CRI (color rendition index) T-8 lamps that simultaneously reduced energy use and increased lumen levels with better see-ability. My recommendations were implemented and funded by a special SDG&E program where the debt service was paid for by the energy savings… capital cost were projected to be recovered in less than five years.
Summary page for the UCSD-SDG&E 153 page Energy Auditing Report I designed, completed and submitted to UCSD and SDG&E 3.2 Mil kWh/yr Proposed savings
Rosendin Electric Mission College Campus Santa Clara, California
Intel - IDS #1 Start-up Meeting Santa Clara Division 6
Bruce Welch Sr. Project Manager REI Dave Mar IOS Lead Engineer Intel Tom Sorley President REI James Brandenburg Division Manager REI Division 6 Open House December 16, 1999 Bullen ‘99 Photo by Jeff Bullen
Quiet Comfort Engineering Radiant Heating Palo Alto, California
QCE2 Franchise Restaurant Buildout Beaumont, California
The City of Beaumont sold Caltrans property to Citicom, subsequently gave land at the back of the property to make up the difference. I then approached the Denny’s owner for permission to encroach as seen in the MOU to the left.