Shawn Oram, PE

Principal, Director of Design and Engineering

Shawn Oram leads the design team. His work at Ecotope since 2002 focuses on energy efficiency and its relationship to building systems design. He has a deep knowledge of buildings, systems and energy use gained through field studies, research, energy audits, code compliance analysis, extensive energy modeling, commissioning, and design of HVAC and plumbing systems. He assisted in creation of the guidelines for the Design for Off ™ approach to creating low energy buildings. Shawn stays current in the latest emerging technologies, product and building trends and is active in local and national ASHRAE and ASPE chapters. He specializes in resource efficient HVAC and plumbing systems for a diverse array of commercial buildings constructed under California, Oregon, Washington and Alaska building codes. He has developed construction documents delivering over $1 million in utility incentives for his projects. Shawn leads a team of highly specialized engineers to deliver the most cost effective and energy efficient buildings while meeting clients’ budget, project and timeline goals. He has played key roles in the design of innovative mechanical and plumbing systems.

EDUCATION:
B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Michigan State University, 1997

AFFILIATIONS / CERTIFICATIONS:
Professional Engineer, WA
ASHRAE, Member
APSE, Member
IGSHPA Certified Installer and Designer for Ground Source Heat Pumps

HOBBIES:
Backpacking
Gardening
Snowboarding and Skiing
Edible Mushroom Hunting
My Kids