Jeffrey Seewald P.E.

Mr. Seewald has more than 20 years of experience in commercial buildings systems engineering, having served in a variety of roles in the HVAC, building automation and controls, and energy efficiency and management arenas. Mr. Seewald’s overall work experience spans a spectrum: from planning, technical analysis, engineering design and energy management for building owners, to industry and market research, to education and advocacy for energy efficiency and high performance buildings. In his new role at Trane, Mr. Seewald’s focus is on project development around energy efficiency and building performance. Areas of expertise include energy management, building automation and controls, HVAC, central plants, commissioning and re/retro-commissioning.

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Tablet As Building Engineering Tool, Part 5: The Business Of Engineering

From ideas to expense report, the last installment in this series looks at some needs in the course of standing engineering business, and what the still relatively new world of apps is offering up to meet them.
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On my recent travels, I noted the seas of tablets that are now installed at several prominent airports. Several of the terminal areas at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport are graced with hundreds of iPads tethered to counters and tables in gates and concessions.
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"This Is The Greenest Building We Have, Right?"

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What do you say when this question is asked by the client’s chief financial officer? Unfortunately, the answer often needs to be, “I don’t know, but here is how we would find out.” The details in the discovery are found through benchmarking - the process of comparing energy usage of a building against its peers and then accounting for any differences. See how Cisco Systems got answers for its new corporate campus.
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