Franc Sever, MS

Franc Sever, MS, received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in mechanical engineering from UD. He serves as the point person for all projects in Northeast Ohio. Before working for Go, he worked at an HVAC design firm where he focused on sustainable design of commercial buildings. He has extensive experience in the design and analysis of energy efficiency commercial and industrial systems.

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How The Culture Of Inefficiency Is Outfoxing LEED®, ASHRAE, And Efficiency Programs

November 9, 2012
How many energy-efficient or certified buildings are not living up to the label? Very, very many, if this Ohio commissioning/auditing firm’s experience is close to typical. They report on common weaknesses in efficiency strategies and on real-life patterns of upgrades gone wrong across an array of equipment types. While flaws in well-intentioned processes remain, a more careful investment of human energy can still yield the desired reduction in building energy.
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