We are excited to announce Jim Crockett, PE, ETC Group’s Sr. Project Engineer, has been named 2021 AEE Region V Energy Engineer of the Year.
The Association of Energy Engineers (AEE) recognizes individuals and organizations around the world annually for their dedication and performance in the energy industry. AEE Region V comprises the following states: AK, AZ, CA, HA, ID, NV, OR, UT and WA.
Jim holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the Brigham Young University and MBA with Finance Concentration from the Southern Methodist University. He is a registered Professional Engineer in AZ, CA, FL, ID, KS, MT, NM, TX, UT, and WA. At ETC Group, Jim is a senior engineer with experience leading industrial and healthcare retro-commissioning (ReCx) projects around the world including 19 international major medical device manufacturering sites. Jim helped these facilities to identify and to design actional recommissioning and capital measures, with the potential to save $6,330,000/year. Other healthcare ReCx experience includes numerous hospitals in Utah, Arizona, California, and Indonesia. In addition, Jim has provided technical guidance in support of ETC’s Monitoring-Based Commissioning programs. He is experienced in sustainable design, including writing specifications for both new construction and retrofit projects, submittal reviews, and commissioning management.
An expert in HVAC System, Jim has been invited to speak at several webinars and conferences. Recently he was in a panel discussion of a webinar, titled “Managing Facilities Through the Pandemic: Energy Saving Tips for Facility Operations,” sharing his insights on practical ideas for saving energy in un-occupied or near empty buildings during the pandemic. Jim also spoke at Energy Management Association (EMA) Webinar and AZAPPA Virtual Conference on a topic, titled “First Steps for Improving Air- and Water-Cooled Chiller Performance & Energy.”
There is no doubt that Jim is a talented engineer, but he is unanimously recognized by his colleagues for his genuine character, helpfulness, creative ideas, and passion for what he truly believes in. He mentors many junior engineers and has an ability to explain things to others the most understandable way possible. He genuinely has a good heart to help others whether they are his colleagues, mentees, or clients.
Read more about the AEE Regional awards and winners here.