Ian Nelson

Ian Nelson, PhD, PE, CxA

Energy Engineer


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

Ken Meline Principal
Julian Rachman Principal
John Kimla Associate Principal
Don Barnwell Director of Operations
Michael Geraci Director of Business Development
Sean Green Regional Manager
(Gulf Coast)
Fernando Perez Regional Manager
(Central Texas)
Ian Nelson Energy Engineer
Mitchell Paulus Energy Engineer