WRL names Roger Chang mechanical engineering director
Roger Chang, a specialist in sustainability and integrated design, has been named as Westlake Reed Leskosky's (WRL's) mechanical engineering director.
Roger Chang, PE, Assoc. AIA, ASHRAE BEMP, LEED AP, has been named Westlake Reed Leskosky's Director of Mechanical Engineering. He was the Principal and Director of Sustainability for WRL before this.
Mr. Chang is an associate member of AIA and an ASHRAE Building Energy Modeling Professional. He is a frequent speaker on integrated design and building simulation and published author in various building related publications and blogs, including ASHRAE Journal and Eco-Structure magazine. He is currently an adjunct professor in the Catholic University of America Master’s Degree Program in Sustainable Design, and serves as president of the International Building Performance Simulation Association National Capital Chapter, and sustainability co-chair for the ASHRAE National Capitol chapter. Mr. Chang formerly was co-chair of the committee on sustainability for the architecture program at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York, where he also served as a curriculum coordinator and visiting lecturer in building systems design.
Mr. Chang recently initiated and launched www.recool.com, a public web site for sustainability, designed as a platform for the discussion of high-performance engineering solutions for the built environment. recool was named among the “10 Architecture Firm Blogs to Watch in 2013” by Architectural Record magazine.
Mr. Chang received his Master and Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he first became interested in building energy use and indoor air quality, including research work at the National Institute of Standards and Technology and study in low-energy buildings under the Kann-Rasmussen Foundation.
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