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Elizabeth Tomlinson, senior mechanical engineer in TKDA’s Facilities Engineering Division, has been appointed by the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers to serve on the organization’s national Climate Change Position Document Committee.
The seven-member committee will prepare a valid public policy position document on climate change based on updated supporting documentation, analysis, and recommendations.
The climate change position document helps guide the society’s research and development, and serves as a foundation for updates and revisions to existing standards that are adopted into international building codes. Such codes regulate energy use, ventilation and indoor air quality, and thermal environmental conditions for building occupancy. ASHRAE requires that the position document, first created in 1992, be reviewed and revised every four to five years.
Tomlinson has 15 years of experience in project development and the design of education, government, commercial, and health care facilities. She has served as commissioning authority for more tha 2 million square feet of construction and is a qualified commissioning process provider. As a certified energy management professional, she is involved in B3 Benchmarking, a process that helps building owners manage and reduce their energy costs.