Ian Nelson, PhD, PE, CxA
Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering, Texas A&M University
M.S. Mechanical Engineering, Texas A&M University
B.S. Mechanical Engineering, University of Texas at Austin
Ian has extensive knowledge of mechanical and electrical systems and energy optimization of both systems. He began his career as a graduate student with the Energy System’s Laboratory of Texas A&M University. As a graduate research assistant, he conducted performance testing of passive chilled beams and resultant airflow characteristics in a state-of-the-art climate-controlled test room. He also developed Continuous Commissioning® plans and implemented system changes for projects at the Alamo Colleges in San Antonio.
Beginning in 2012 Ian served as a Research Engineering Associate for the Energy Systems Laboratory. In this role, he leads the planning and implementation of Continuous Commissioning® at multiple facilities including Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, Houston Hobby Airport, and George Bush Intercontinental Airport. He was part of a team that developed energy baseline methodology for North American airports, researching and developing innovative methods for improving existing building energy assessments, retro-commissioning implementation, continuous monitoring of building energy consumption and much more.
Registered Professional Engineer #128055
AABC Certified Commissioning Authority (CxA) #1216-1489