Neil Maldeis, Professional Engineer and Association of Energy Engineers Certified Energy Manager, is energy solutions engineering leader for Trane, a brand of Ingersoll Rand. He is responsible for the technical development, support, and review of performance-based contracting solutions and activities on a national basis. He has more than 30 years of experience as a mechanical/project engineer in the building construction and energy conservation fields. For more information, visit www.trane.com/commercial.
The energy efficiency of commercial buildings has improved over the last several decades, but the HVAC industry has only scratched the surface when it comes to squeezing the energy waste out of underperforming buildings.