Dave Birr, President, Synchronous Energy Solutions
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Local Address: Lake Barrington, Illinois, United States
Synchronous Energy Solutions

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  • Graduate Studies in I. E. , Industrial Engineering
    Northwestern University
  • B. S. , Industrial Engineering
    Northwestern University
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Dave Birr, President, ...
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Dave Birr, President, Synchronous Energy Solutions
AIAG AUTO-TECH Materials Management Sessions
www.aiag.org, 16 June 2001 [cached]
David Birr; Johnson Controls, Inc.
Enlightened Energy Consultants About Us
www.enlightenedenergyonline.com, 15 Feb 2014 [cached]
David Birr, Senior Associate, is a private member of the National Association of Energy Services Companies (NAESCO) Accreditation Committee and is the head of his own firm, Synchronous Energy Solutions. Dave has been a consultant to HUD and numerous PHAs on energy performance contracting. He has reviewed over 90 energy performance contracts and is recognized as one of the most knowledgeable experts in energy performance contracting in the United States. Dave has been involved in the majority of our projects and specifically in those projects that we have used as project references. Dave is also the Past President of Association of Energy Engineers (Chicago) and is known as one of the top energy practitioners in the Industry.
Energy Management
admin.fortschools.org, 12 Mar 2006 [cached]
We can learn about the advantages of an energy management strategy from David Birr of Synchronous Energy Solutions.Dave began his career as the energy planner for the city of Evanston, Ill., and became the primary technical consultant for Illinois' Energy Performance Contracting Program.He also represented Chicago in electric and gas energy efficiency program proceedings as the city's primary witness on energy efficiency technologies.Dave currently provides consulting services for energy performance projects in Colorado, Florida, New York, and Pennsylvania.He also serves on the accreditation committee of the National Association of Energy Service Companies.He is the author of School Solutions, How to Save Money and Improve Indoor Air Quality Using Energy Performance Contracts.
Birr: Many design engineers work with tight budgets, using inexpensive, packaged HVAC equipment that is not designed to handle the outdoor air requirements of classrooms.
Birr: Research conducted at Georgetown University showed that average achievement scores on standardized tests were 11 percent higher for students in schools in excellent condition compared to those whose schools were in poor condition.
Birr: Insufficient outdoor air ventilation and poor humidity control are major challenges in many schools.
Birr: Desiccant-based recovery systems can be easily and cost-effectively integrated with conventional, packaged equipment to provide improved ventilation and good humidity control.
Birr: Some recommended approaches are:
Birr: Research shows that a healthy school environment can improve teacher and staff productivity by 5 percent, which, based on an annual employee cost of $50,000 (salary and fringe benefits), would be worth $2,500 per employee per year.
Birr: More than 4,000 schools nationwide have used energy performance contracting.
You can contact Dave by phone at 847-842-9106.To read past Facilities Management articles, visit the Fort Atkinson School District's Web site at www.fortschools.org.Reference SDFA Administration and on to Buildings and Grounds.Watch for Part 2 of our discussion with David Birr.
NAESCO - Annual Conference - Press Release
ww.naesco.org, 5 Sept 2007 [cached]
David Birr, President, Synchronous Energy Solutions
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