Vice President, Grumman/Butkus Associates
John Villani is vice president of the Grumman Butkus Evanston office, where he is responsible for leading the firm’s commissioning and retro-commissioning business. He spent 14 years as an engineering consultant in New York City, providing design, energy, commissioning, and retro-commissioning services. John is a licensed professional engineer in several states, a LEED Accredited Professional, a Certified Commissioning Provider, a Certified Energy Manager, and a Certified Green Building Engineer. He has been active with ASHRAE, the Association of Energy Engineers, and the Building Commissioning Association, and is currently the president of the group’s International Board of Directors.
With their stringent environmental, heating, ventilation, and air cooling (HVAC) requirements and 24/7 occupancy patterns, the OR represents a significant percentage of a health care facility’s energy budget. Reducing HVAC demands in ORs when they are unoccupied can save an average of more than $3,200 per OR per year, and yet many hospitals do not […]