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NORTECH Expands Sustainable Energy Services Program


NORTECH, Inc. - Environment, Energy, Health & Safety Consultants is pleased to announce their expansion of professional energy engineering services available throughout Alaska. The primary focus of the program is to provide expedient compliant solutions to building owners so they may focus on their primary line of work, whether education, manufacturing, retail, a commercial office, or other. NORTECH’s Sustainable Energy Services allow owners to cost effectively evaluate and manage facility needs while improving overall building health and reducing life cycle costs. Sustainable Energy Services will reduce utility and maintenance costs, improve building safety and comfort, and minimize a building’s environmental impact while providing the owner more insight and control related to the energy use of a building.

Under this program, the following services are offered:

  • Third-Party Energy and Sustainability Studies
  • Preliminary Energy-Use Analysis and ASHRAE Energy Assessments
  • Energy Modeling
  • ASHRAE Building Energy Quotient (bEQ) Labeling and LEED O+M Certification
  • Energy Metering Plans, Savings Verification, and Use Monitoring
  • New Construction Fundamental and Enhanced Building Commissioning.
  • Professional Engineering Design and Project Management
  • Renewable Energy Projects
  • Grant and Loan Program Assistance
  • Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) and Indoor Environmental Quality (IEQ) Monitoring and Consultation
  • Life Cycle Cost Economic Studies

Sustainable Energy Services Team of Professionals

David Scherer, PE, BEAP, joined NORTECH as a Senior Registered Professional Mechanical Engineer and the Program and Project Manager for the Energy Auditing and Sustainable Design Program in June 2012.  Mr. Scherer has a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, from California State University, obtained in 1992, and served in the United States Navy. 

Mr. Scherer has over 19 years HVAC and plumbing systems design, and facilities operations and maintenance and construction administration experience with over ten years in Alaska. He has extensive experience providing environmental inspections, energy assessments, energy conservation and cost reduction plans. He also has broad experience with contracting and oversight of design and construction projects, acting as an owner’s representative, performing third-party plan and code review, and troubleshooting and retro-commissioning of building HVAC systems for health care facilities, commercial, institutional, and residential projects. Mr. Scherer has environmental consulting experience and has provided engineering services across the state.

Douglas Dusek, CEA came to NORTECH as an Environmental Specialist in May 2010.  He has a B.S. in Earth Science, from the University of Wisconsin, with nine years of experience in the environmental field, including emergency spill response and remediation design implementation, and maintenance.  Mr. Dusek is involved extensively in NORTECH’s Sustainable Energy Services Program as an experienced Certified Energy Auditor.  He also works with renewable energy projects around Alaska.

Steven Billa, EIT, CEA-IT, is a staff engineer and has worked with NORTECH’s senior mechanical and environmental engineers on various projects since July 2011. He has a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Alaska Fairbanks. His research there involved the effects of a material’s natural frequency on lift in mechanical wing applications to produce better efficiencies. Mr. Billa is a registered Certified Energy Auditor – In Training and is involved extensively in NORTECH’s Sustainable Energy Services Program. He has experience in energy analysis, modeling and retrofitting through work done in rural areas and across the state of Alaska. 

Jeremy Spargur, EIT, CEA-IT, has worked in the Mechanical Engineering field through research during his engineering studies at the University of Alaska Fairbanks and joined NORTECH in July 2011. Currently, Mr. Spargur is one of NORTECH’s Fairbanks staff engineers. His research in mechanical engineering involved advances in the production of hydrogen energy, specifically exploring more efficient ways to produce hydrogen. He is working extensively in NORTECH’s Sustainable Energy Services Program. Mr. Spargur has completed training courses in heating, ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC) design, and is a Certified Energy Auditor - In Training.

Andrew Wiegers, EIT is a staff engineer for NORTECH. He began work in the Sustainable Energy Services Program as an intern in October 2011. Upon completion of his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering in 2012, from the University of Alaska Fairbanks, Mr. Wiegers decided to join the team full-time.  His experience includes research in the design/build of a prototype three phase separator, arctic engineering, energy audit practices, conducting field site visits, energy modeling and data analysis.

NORTECH, Inc. is a multi-disciplined consulting firm with offices in Fairbanks, Anchorage, and Juneau.  Beginning in 1979, the firm has been providing Environmental, Energy, Industrial Hygiene, and Health & Safety-related Engineering Services across Alaska.  For more information, visit the company website at www.nortechengr.com.

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