News : Green Collar Jobs: Petersen Engineering, Mechanical Engineer James Petersen

Mar 27, 2013

From The New Hampshire

By Austin Sorette

James Petersen, 49, began his career in engineering in 1986. Six years later, he founded the Portsmouth-based Petersen Engineering, Inc. Passionate about energy and the environment, Petersen has expanded his expertise from his roots in HVAC and plumbing design to include building science, enclosure design and integrated design.

A broad view of buildings, energy and the environment has significantly changed Petersen’s practice, and the success of the sustainable design movement has created new opportunities and has elevated his role on projects as the mechanical engineer.

Petersen is a trailblazer in pushing the importance and viability of sustainable building design, having mastered the art of the kind of cross-collaboration required to get all of the players in a building team to prioritize efficient building techniques and materials. By constantly making the low-waste argument and professionally proving the superiority of mechanical systems that do this well, Petersen often can contribute to other sectors of a project that traditional engineers don’t have a part in.

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Petersen Engineering is a corporate partner of the Green Alliance. James Petersen began his career in engineering in 1986, and founded Petersen Engineering, Inc. six years later. Passionate about energy and the environment, James has expanded his expertise from his roots in HVAC and plumbing design to include building science, enclosure design and integrated design. A broad view of buildings, energy, and the environment has significantly changed James’ practice, and the success of the sustainable design movement has created new opportunities and has elevated his role on projects as the mechanical engineer.

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