Mr. Hancock has twenty three years’ experience in energy efficiency in institutional, commercial and residential buildings, with an emphasis on building automation, field diagnosis of HVAC systems and deployment of data logging systems for documentation of system performance.
Mr. Hancock has been the program director for the Public Buildings Enhanced Energy Efficiency Program for the last three years. The program has reached 30 million square feet of state owned buildings and has identified over $1.5 million in annual savings in these sites. Additionally, a local government offering has been piloted that resulted in significant savings for the sites will respectable paybacks.
Mr. Hancock has extensive experience in building system operation, optimization, and diagnosis. He has performed multiple retrocommissioning studies that have resulted in peak operation, reduced energy costs, greater occupant comfort, and improved ventilation. He has performed extensive hands-on measurements of HVAC systems that have included air flow, water flow, verification of accuracy of building automation points and sub-metering of individual systems. He has led the retrocommissioning activities in facilities that had extremely complex HVAC systems including dedicated outdoor air paths with energy recovery, desiccant dehumidification and engine driven chillers.
Mr. Hancock has been involved in a broad range of field research for gas and electric end uses including ice arena desiccant dehumidification, commercial gas and electric cooling, commercial and residential gas space heating, commercial and residential water heating, commercial cooking, and industrial process consumption. His projects have involved the use of dedicated data logging systems and/or building automation systems to collect and document the performance of the systems under consideration. He has experience with optimization of control systems for building systems and implementation of improved controls for upgrades of building ventilation systems per ASHRAE standards.
Mr. Hancock contributes a strong background and knowledge of automated data acquisition equipment and the ability to streamline the data received from the systems into a consistent and straightforward representation. He is responsible for the calibration and application of CEE’s indoor air quality and air flow monitoring equipment. This includes the operation of one of the few continuous, multi-gas tracer gas monitoring systems available in the world. Mr. Hancock holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Minnesota, is a registered professional engineer in the state of Minnesota, and has worked at CEE since 1987.
Certified Professional Engineer in the State of Minnesota
- American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE)
- Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA)
- Minnesota Educational Facilities Management Professionals (MASMS)
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