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Chason Energy, LLC

Chason Energy, LLC

601 16th Street
Suite C 143

Golden, Colorado 80401

Phone(720) 908-1385

Website https://chasonenergy.com

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Chason Energy is an HVAC and plumbing engineering firm, specializing in HVAC system troubleshooting, energy analysis, conceptual energy design, utility cost allocation, forensic analysis, expert witness and construction claims consulting.

Services

Chason Energy, LLC provides conceptual energy and LEED design, expert witness services, troubleshooting of HVAC system problems, economic analysis and construction claims consulting.

· Feasibility Studies

Our experience in determining the feasibility of proposed projects is extensive, including such diverse project types as campus chilled water distribution, airports and ice based thermal storage.

Chason's approach to such studies is based upon the scientific method. We understand that both the technical and the financial aspects of the solution are important. Construction and operational costs are thoroughly analyzed at an early stage.

· Expert Services to Attorneys

Our experience in HVAC system troubleshooting has created an expertise in assisting attorneys involved in litigation or pre-litigation relating to heating and air conditioning matters. Over the past 25 years, we have provided attorney support. We are prepared to provide services in this area concerning heating and cooling load analysis, HVAC system malfunction, excessive energy use, economics relating to HVAC construction and interpretation of construction document intent and other construction claims.


Litigation Support Services

Chason Energy, LLC's experience in HVAC system troubleshooting has created an expertise in assisting attorneys involved in litigation or pre-litigation relating to heating and air conditioning matters. Over the past 15 years, we have provided attorney support. We are prepared to provide services in this area concerning heating and cooling load analysis, HVAC system malfunction, excessive energy use, economics relating to HVAC construction and interpretation of construction document intent and other construction claims.

Areas of Expertise

Profile

Chason provides up front consulting to owners and architects to help form the basis for energy efficient building design, both for the building envelope and for the comfort control system. We are LEED approved, and have over 35 years of experience in the design of HVAC systems. Several of our designs have won national design awards.

We have extensive experience in the evaluation of improper performance (high energy cost, poor comfort or excessive noise) HVAC systems. On the basis of our testing and evaluations, we propose solutions, taking into account the occupant schedule, space condition requirements and budgets.

Chason approaches forensic investigations in the same manner as other troubleshooting engagements. In the case of forensics, we not only identify the issue, but develop a scenario as to how the problem came to be. We also provide solutions and conceptual cost estimate. A major element of our expert witness activity is to educate the attorney on the technical issues involved.

Consulting Practice

All States

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Professional Experience

30years as a consulting mechanical engineer. Experience includes Director of Engineering in a Colorado architectural firm, manager of engineering in a Pennsylvania architectural firm and principal of 25 person mechanical/electrical/plumbing consulting firm. 15 Years specializing in troubleshooting and litigation support to attorneys for HVAC and Plumbing matters.


Licenses

California, Colorado, Michigan, Mississippi, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania


Legal Experience & Services

We have participated in over 50 legal matters concerning HVAC and plumbing during the last 15 years. Most cases settled, but have been in both court and arbitration.


Affiliations

ASHRAE


Qualifications

Resume can be submitted upon request.


Awards & Honors

Owens-Corning Energy Conservation Award, Industrial Category, 1980 for Smith Kline Bechman Animal Laboratory.
ASHRAE Region IX 1999 First Place Technology Award, Youthful Offender System, Pueblo, Colorado
Consulting Engineer's Council of Colorado 1999 Engineering Excellence Honor Award, Youthful Offender System, Pueblo, Colorado, Fellow/Life Member ASHRAE


Publications

The Impact of Katrina and East Asian Prosperity on Your Building”, Colorado Business Journal, January 2006
“Church Air Conditioning Primer”, NACBA LEDGER, Summer, 2005
“Air Conditioning System of the Future”, The Construction Specifier, January 2002
“Chilling in Style" Engineered Systems, May 2001
Moisture Control in Buildings, ASTM, 1994, 2005 (Author of chapter on HVAC systems)
Replace DX with Thermal Storage", Heating, Piping, Air Conditioning, August 1990
"Energy Conservation in Health Care Institutions", Philadelphia Blue Cross/FEA, July 1976


Education

BSME, California Polytechnic State University


Articles Published by Chason Energy, LLC

 How Projects Go Awry

HVAC Engineering - Over the years, we have observed many cases of building humidity gone wild, with the attendant formation of mold or other moisture damage. Condensation can be the result of actions by the various players in the construction process.

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