Principal and the Director of Quality Assurance, Guttmann and Blaevoet Consulting Engineers
Steve is responsible for the design leadership of HVAC, plumbing and fire protection systems. Steve has over 30 years of experience in design, energy analysis, and construction of complex projects, including for higher education facilities, libraries, hospitals and medical centers, laboratories, museums and aquariums, and performing arts/media facilities. In addition, he has deep knowledge in control systems and building commissioning. Steve brings a strong commitment to sustainability, energy conservation, and healthy building design. He served on national committees that developed guidelines and best practices for sustainability in our nation’s healthcare facilities: Steve served as Chair of the LEED for Healthcare Core Committee, which developed the LEED for Healthcare Rating System, and on the Steering Committee of the Green Guide for Health Care (GGHC), for which he wrote the Energy Optimization credit; Steve also led the GGHC Carbon/Energy Task Group as the Co-Chair. He has presented at numerous regional and national conferences on sustainable design in health care facilities, including Greenbuild and the American Society for Healthcare Engineering’s annual conference.
The health care industry has always been a large energy user and relied heavily on natural gas and other fossil fuels for heating, domestic hot water, and other end uses like kitchen food service. The last year has brought many stories of natural gas system explosions, deaths from carbon monoxide poisoning, and a host of […]