As a Technical Advisor, trainer, and consultant for residential, multifamily, and small business programs, Dan has become completely immersed in the discussion of what is required to create High-Performance Buildings and the technologies that operate within them. After completing his bachelor’s degree at the Evergreen State College, with a focus on Energy Studies, Dan has developed over 29 years of experience, 15 of them working directly for a contractor, performing energy audits and Ratings, weatherization and HVAC repairs, consulting, and analysis for private clients in both New Construction and the existing buildings market. Almost 15 years ago, Dan transitioned to the consulting side of the business, working with program implementation companies and finding a home at the Center for Energy and Environment. Dan currently provides Decarbonization and HVAC consultation, technical management, market channel development, and training and presentation services for a variety of programs across the country.
Company name: Center for Energy and Environment
Position: Senior Technical Manager
Should I Pump Down or Recover?
During my second year in HVAC, the company I worked for was hired to fix some poor work that was done on a multi-head inverter system. The system used flare connections, and many of them were leaking. The system also had a branch box, which meant there were even MORE flares. So we pumped all […]Read more
Soft Lockout vs. Hard Lockout
If a furnace runs for years and years while tripping the limit switch but satisfies the thermostat, will it ever be noticed? The answer is most likely “no,” but it will depend on whether the furnace utilizes soft or hard lockouts when the limit switch trips. So, what is a soft lockout vs. a hard […]Read more
Size Matters — Industrial “Shortcomings”
This article was written by Jennifer Manzo, an HVAC technician and the founder of HVA-Chicks Coalition. You can find her on social media as @HVAChicksjennifer. Thanks, Jennifer! It’s no secret that the HVAC industry is in the throes of an oversizing epidemic. Instead of stating the obvious, I wanted to take a deep dive into […]Read more