Lecturer - Energy Management and Design
B.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of Minnesota, 1989
Coursework in Energy Management and Design - Sonoma State University, 1992-93
Office: Rachel Carson 13
Background and Interests:
Born and raised in Minnesota, Patrick came to Sonoma County in the early 1990’s after teaching high school science courses as a Peace Corps volunteer in Botswana. He came to study and work in the emerging field of energy efficiency and never left. Patrick is a founding member of the Redwood Empire Section of the American Society of Heating Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE), Minnesotans for an Energy Efficient Economy (ME3) and serves on the board of his local neighborhood association. He co-founded Green Building Studio, Inc. which was an energy consulting and software firm before it was acquired by Autodesk. Since leaving Autodesk in 2010, Patrick has taught, co-taught or given guest lectures on courses related to Building Information Modeling (BIM), energy and resource efficiency and net zero building design at Sonoma State University, Princeton University and numerous other professional venues. When not working, Patrick enjoys travelling the world, designing and building a net-zero energy rural cabin, and trying to grow fruits and vegetables in a “too cool” coastal climate.
Pat’s goal in teaching is to help the next generation of students develop the skills and knowledge they will need to solve the difficult challenges related to energy use, energy production and climate change.
- ENSP 337 - Thermal Energy Management
- ENSP 338 - Electrical Energy Management
- ENSP 430 - Energy Forum
- ENSP 439L - Computer Applications in Energy Management
- ENSP 495 - Independent Study in EMD