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David E. Claridge

Education

  • B.S. (cum laude), 1964, Engineering Physics, Walla Walla College
  • M.S., 1966, Physics, Stanford University
  • Ph.D., 1976, Physics, Stanford University
  • PROFESSIONAL REGISTRATION
  • 1991 - Professional Engineer (Mechanical), State of Texas #69305

Experience

  • 9/07 – Present Director, Energy Systems Laboratory, Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station, Texas A&M University System, College Station, Texas
  • 1/05 – Present Holder of Leland Jordan Endowed Professorship, Mechanical Engineering Department, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas.
  • 9/95 - Present Professor, Mechanical Engineering Department, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas.
  • 3/07 – 8/07 Deputy Director, Energy Systems Laboratory, Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station, Texas A&M University System, College Station, Texas
  • 9/90 – 3/07 Associate Director, Energy Systems Laboratory, Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station, Texas A&M University System, College Station, Texas
  • 9/86 - 8/95 Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering Department, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas.
  • 1/82 - 8/86 Associate Professor of Civil, Environmental & Architectural Engineering, University of Colorado, Boulder.
  • 1/80 - 1/82 Manager, Analysis Group (10/80-1/82) and Senior Program Planner/Senior Research Analyst (1/80-1/82), Solar Energy Research Institute, Golden, Colorado.
  • 1/76 - 1/80 Project Director (7/79-1/80), Professional Staff Member/Analyst (1/77- 7/79) and Congressional Science Fellow (1/76-1/77), Office of Technology Assessment (OTA), U. S. Congress.

Dr. Claridge is internationally known for his work over the last 15 years directing the development and participating in the implementation of the Continuous Commissioning® process for improving the comfort and energy efficiency of buildings. It has been applied in well over 300 large buildings that include higher education facilities, military facilities, medical facilities, and office buildings. He has made major contributions to the analysis of heat transfer between buildings and ground and to the analysis of air leakage in buildings. He is also a world leader in development and application of measurement and verification techniques to determine savings from efficiency projects.

He has taught numerous commissioning workshops and is the author of well over 300 journal and conference papers. He had 10 years of experience in the HVAC field, prior to coming to Texas A&M in 1986. He frequently gives presentations at national and international conferences and is a Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and of the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air Conditioning Engineers and is active nationally in both societies.

Significant Honors And Awards

  • Congressional Science Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, 1976.
  • Panel Member, Panel on Technology Changes and Impacts on the Building Industry, Office of Technology Assessment, U.S. Congress, 1984.
  • Best Paper on Conservation and Solar Buildings, ASME Solar Energy Division, 1988-89, 1991-92 and 1993-94.
  • Recipient on behalf of the Energy Systems Laboratory of a Special Recognition Award from the U.S. Department of Energy, October, 1995.
  • Dresser Industries Professorship, Dwight Look College of Engineering, Texas A&M University, September, 1996
  • Distinguished Service Award, American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers, June, 1997
  • TEES Fellow, Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station, September, 1997 and September, 1998
  • Graduate Teaching Award, Texas A&M Mechanical Engineering Department, October. 1997
  • E.K. Campbell Award of Merit from the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers for outstanding service and achievement in teaching, January, 1998
  • TEES Senior Fellow, Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station, September, 1999
  • Faculty Distinguished Achievement in Research Award, Texas A&M University Association of Former Students, 2003 (Six awarded among ~2500 faculty each year)

Publications

  • Over 300+, including technical journals, books, book chapters, and conference publications, including over 100 dealing with monitoring of buildings, analysis of monitored building data, or building diagnostics. He is also an author of well over 100 reports.

Research Projects

P.I. or Co-P.I. on over $30 million in projects.

Student Research Advising

Advisor for 70 completed M.S. degrees and 14 Ph.D. degrees

Professional Service

  • Member, Technical Committee, International Performance Measurement and Verification Protocol, U.S. Department of Energy
  • Member, ASHRAE Guideline 14 Committee
  • Chair, Subcommittee C2, Persistence of Commissioning Benefits, International Energy Agency Annex 47
  • Past activities include serving as Deputy Editor, International Journal of Energy Research, Director or Technical Program Chairman of six conferences and as a member or officer of numerous ASHRAE and ASME committees, including chair of ASHRAE Special Publications Committee, chair of ASHRAE TC 4.7 Energy Calculations Committee, and Chair of the ASME Solar Energy Division.