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George Owens is a past president of "Association of Energy Engineers", an "Energy Manager of the Year" and an "Energy Managers Hall of Fame" inductee.


 

GEORGE R. OWENS, P.E., C.E.M.
9449 Penfield Ct., Columbia, MD 21045
phone: (410) 964-3513 | fax: (410) 964-8275
gowens@EESIenergy.com

Introduction
A career in Energy Management and Engineering began in 1968 and includes over 27 years in Energy Management in the commercial sector with an additional nine years of Electrical Engineering in heavy industry.

Throughout my career, I have held progressively responsible positions utilizing an extensive background in engineering and energy management. Acting as an in-house ESCO (Energy Services Company), I have been responsible for multimillion-dollar energy programs for the complete project cycle: Identifying opportunities, Developing cost/benefit analysis, Designing the solutions, Installing equipment, Commissioning and Operations & Maintenance.

Additionally, my duties have included supervision of Engineering (M.E.P., Paving, Roofing, Drafting, CAD), Accounting, Clerical, Project Management and Secretarial Personnel. I was also responsible for selecting, hiring and supervising Architectural, Electrical, HVAC Plumbing, Fire Protection, Energy Management and Environmental Consulting Firms and Contractors. In 1997, Energy and Engineering Solutions, Inc. was founded to provide these consulting and energy services to other companies.

Professional Recognition
I am a registered Professional Engineer in five states, Certified Energy Manager, AEE's International Energy Manager of the Year and Energy Manager?s Hall of Fame, recipient of other Energy Awards, publisher and presenter of Energy Articles and Papers, author of Book Chapters, past instructor with universities' Energy Programs, quoted in the press on energy matter. I maintain membership in several professional organizations (AEE, ASHRAE, IEEE, IES, AESP) including committee and officer positions including being elected President of AEE in 2001. I also remain committed to assisting non-profit organizations in solving their energy problems and providing energy training to engineers, building owners, managers and technicians.

Areas of expertise and accomplishments
Electrical Engineering
Power Factor Studies
Coordination and Protection of Electrical Systems
Power Systems through 33kv
Adjustable Speed Drives
Controls
Electrical Testing
On Site Generation

Environmental
CFC Management
PCB's
Asbestos
Indoor Air Quality
Energy
Energy Studies
Building Modeling
HVAC Improvements
Interior and Exterior Lighting
Building Envelope
Energy Management Systems
Adjustable Speed Drives
Utility Rate Analysis and Negotiations
Direct Purchase of Natural Gas
Electric/Oil/Gas/Steam/Water
Commissioning
Operations and Maintenance
Programs
HVAC Systems
System Sizing Calculations
Centrifugal Chillers
Dx Chillers
Boiler and Heating Systems
Rooftop HVAC Units
Variable Air Volume
Dual Duct Systems
Multi-zone Systems
District Cooling and Steam
Pneumatic Controls
Electronic Controls
Primary/Secondary Pumping
Vfd's-Fans & Pumps
Professional Experience
Engineering and Energy Services, Columbia, Maryland

1997 - Present: PRESIDENT - Energy and Engineering Solutions, Inc. provides cost effective solutions to the Commercial, Real Estate, Industrial, Institutional, Utility, ESCO and Government sectors with a focus on Energy Management. Although specializing in providing independent consulting services, full project responsibility from design through installation and operation is available for one source responsibility.

These services include:
  • Electric and Gas Deregulation Studies and Consulting
  • Energy Management System Studies, Specifications, and Optimization
  • Operations and Maintenance Enhancements
  • Energy Systems Upgrades Including Lighting and HVAC Systems
  • CFC Programs
  • Mechanical and Electrical Infrastructure Upgrades
  • Performance Specifications and 3rd Party Review of New Construction
  • Acquisition Evaluations
  • Shopping Center Utility Programs

The Rouse Co., Columbia, Maryland
1981 - 1997: DIRECTOR OF ENGINEERING - The Rouse Company owns, develops and/or manages 72 shopping centers and 120 office buildings.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
Responsible for managing and reducing an energy budget of $85 million annually.
  • Utility rate analysis for 45+ electric and many gas, water and oil utilities
  • Energy Management Systems evaluation, operations and installation
  • Developed computer Programs for Energy Accounting, monitoring and control
  • Performed energy studies and audits for co-generation, energy source conversions, HVAC adequacy and primary electrical distribution.
  • Responsible for $5,000,000 to $10,000,000 annual Capital Improvement Program for HVAC, Lighting, and Energy Management Programs
  • Plan review for new buildings - HVAC, electric, energy, and lighting
  • $3.8 million HVAC and primary power conversion at one location reduced utility costs by $1,400,000 per year
  • Designed and retrofitted Parking Lot Lights for over 1,000 acres
  • Negotiations between landlord and tenant on utility lease disputes
  • Manager of Mechanical Engineer, Paving and Roofing Managers, Accountant, Project Manager, and C.A.D. Operator
  • Coauthored the Project Managers, Design Guidelines, Center Manager's Training, Preventive Maintenance, Operations and Environmental Manuals
  • Developed the Energy Task Force - Produced $2.5 million annual O&M savings
  • Implemented $6.5 million of Energy Reduction Projects in 1995 with energy savings of $1.5 million annual and utility rebates of over $3.5 million
  • Developed a program and negotiated with utility and other energy service providers for deregulated utility services, alternative financing and energy services contracts
  • Successfully designed and installed cfc chiller changeouts of over 4000 tons

Federated Department, Stores J. Shillito Co., Cincinnati, Ohio
1977 - 1981: ENERGY ENGINEER

RESPONSIBILITIES:
Responsible for the development and implementation of the Energy Conservation Program for 11 department stores and a large warehouse facility. Significant achievements included:
  • Development of Energy Reporting and Tracking Procedures to evaluate yearly, monthly, and weekly Energy Usage Trends
  • Justified, specified, purchased and had installed a Central Computerized Energy Management System for optimum energy usage for 1.5 million square feet
  • Routinely analyzed the energy bills for all locations using Computer Programs developed by myself to check for accuracy
  • Prepared and presented direct testimony before the Kentucky Energy Regulatory Commission on the merits of a required rate increase
  • Implemented control changes at several locations for energy efficiency; Included were Electronic Time Clocks, Duty Cyclers, Pneumatic and Electrical Controls
  • Engineered and installed Power Factor Correction

1968 - 1977: Proctor and Gamble Company
Paper Division; Engineering Division, Cincinnati, Ohio; Cellulose Division, Grand Prairie, Alberta Canada; and Charmin Paper Division, Mehoopany, Pennsylvania Electrical Engineer and Plant Electrical Engineer.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
Responsible for electrical systems in the production of pulp and paper products including:
  • The design and implementation of , DC drive engineering and installation
  • Engineering, specification for purchase and installation checkout of the following: Relay logic control; 15KV cables and substations; 5KV and 480 volt motors up to 2800 horsepower; DC drives; Programmable Logic Controllers; Building lighting and HVAC controls
  • Provided direction to the design staff in preparation of drawings
  • Responsible for the maintenance of electrical systems including a 32 MW turbo generator
Other responsibilities included:
  1. Adjustable frequency drives
  2. Maintenance and troubleshooting consultant
  3. Energy Conservation projects
  4. Electronics and Electrical Trainer
  5. Electrical Safety Advisor

1968 - Cincinnati Gas and Electric Company, Cincinnati, Ohio Co-op Program.
Test Department - experience in the testing and maintenance of protective relaying and associated hardware and wiring.

Some Examples of Papers and Presentations
Energy Management 2001 and 2005
Commissioning, O&M and Other Energy Services in a Deregulated Environment
The Care and Feeding of an Energy Management System
George Owens Top Ten Reasons for Switching Utilities
Customer Service in the Electrical Testing Industry
The Ten Step Program of Utility Deregulation for Building Owners and Managers
Commissioning Pays, O&M Helps


To view George Owen's Resume in its entirety, click here.


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