Patrick Burns, PE, CEM, LEED AP

Patrick Burns, PE, CEM, LEED AP

Principal in Planning and Evaluation at Nexant

Location
Boulder, Colorado (Greater Denver Area)
Industry
Renewables & Environment

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Patrick Burns, PE, CEM, LEED AP's Overview

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  • Principal in Planning and Evaluation at Nexant
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Patrick Burns, PE, CEM, LEED AP's Summary

I am a licensed engineer with a focus on energy efficiency and electrical systems to develop a more sustainable planet. I use my passion to provide a positive leadership role on my projects, identify creative yet practical solutions and teach my craft to others around me. I excel in challenging and difficult projects, using communication and problem-solving skills to facilitate coordination between technical teams and clients.

 Corporate and technical leader managing and developing staff and services.
 Professional Engineer licensed in 6 states, including Colorado and California.
 Certified Energy Manager (CEM) highlighting top-down energy efficiency opportunities
 Leadership in Environmental and Energy Design Accreditited Professional, since 2004
 Client and in-house trainer on technical issues, such as IPMVP, ASHRAE 90.1 and LEED NC

Specialties

Program Evaluation, Energy Efficiency Potential Studies and Market Research, Measurement and Verification (M&V), Energy and Electrical Engineering, Team Leadership, Project Management

Patrick Burns, PE, CEM, LEED AP's Experience

Principal in Planning and Evaluation

Nexant

Privately Held; 501-1000 employees; Oil & Energy industry

April 2009Present (5 years 6 months)

Patrick Burns is a Principal in the Planning and Evaluation Practice area of Demand Management and has over 15 years of engineering experience with a focus on energy efficiency programs and lighting/electrical systems design. I currently lead evaluation and planning studies for energy efficiency and demand side management (DSM) programs for utilities, government agencies, and private sector firms. My current activities include:
- Program Evaluation Measurement & Verification
- Market Potential Assessments
- Litigation Support for M&V and construction activities
- DSM Program Design and Managment
- Building Energy Audits
- Authorship of technical white papers

Privately Held; 11-50 employees; Mechanical or Industrial Engineering industry

May 2000April 2009 (9 years)

Architectural Engineering firm with five offices in the western United States offering services in mechanical, electrical, energy design and LEED consultation.

Board of Directors elected position (2007-2008)
Executive Operating Group representative (2007-2008)

Energy Services Leader (2008-2009):
Existing building energy assessments
Sustainable benchmarking; i.e. LEED-EB, Energy Star
Renewable system designs, i.e. PV, solar thermal, energy recovery

Electrical Services Leader (2001-2008):
Corporate leader cultivating growth from 4 engineers to 17 engineers
Managed staff work loads, team roles and career development
Primary quality control review, including responsible engineer in charge

Project Manager
Oversight of mechanical, electrical and plumbing design teams
Coordination with architects, owner and construction teams
Integral part of establishing project fee structure and sales team

Engineer

Flack + Kurtz

19962000 (4 years)

As a budding design electrical engineer, I had the great fortune to work with many great engineers and great projects in the four years here.
I was able to develop many of design skills in power system design, lighting design, lighting controls and fire alarm systems
My project types included higher education, aviation, commercial, commercial interiors and data centers.
At the end of my tenure, I was able to dable as a project manager.

Intern

Lighting Technologies

January 1993May 1996 (3 years 5 months)

As an intern, I held a wide variety of interesting positions including technical support for Lumen Micro, production expert for Lumen Specifier and general go-fer.

Patrick Burns, PE, CEM, LEED AP's Skills & Expertise

  1. Program Evaluation
  2. Project Management
  3. Energy Efficiency
  4. Electrical Engineering
  5. Energy Audits
  6. Energy Management
  7. Sustainable Energy
  8. Construction
  9. Sustainability
  10. AutoCAD
  11. Project Planning
  12. LEED AP
  13. Revit
  14. Certified Energy Manager
  15. LEED
  16. Renewable Energy
  17. Energy Conservation
  18. Program Management
  19. eQuest
  20. Demand-side Management
  21. Engineering
  22. Energy

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Patrick Burns, PE, CEM, LEED AP's Certifications

  • Professional Electrical Engineer

  • Certified Energy Manager

    • Association of Energy Engineers
  • LEED AP

    • GBCI
  • Certified Demand Side Management Professional

    • Association of Energy Engineers

Patrick Burns, PE, CEM, LEED AP's Education

University of Colorado Boulder

BS, Architectural Engineering

19901996

Emphasis in Illumination Engineering

Activities and Societies: Rainforest Action Network (yes, really!)

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