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Base Energy Manager
Performance Contracting Development and Construction Activities
Project Development Manager
Manager of Energy Conservation
Senior Project Development Engineer
Energy User News
Member, Technical Advisory Board
Michigan Technological University
Bachelor of Science
Hall of Fame - Association of Energy Engineers
Larry R. Rowland, C.L.E.P., C.E.M., B.E.P., attended Michigan Technological University for two years before entering military service and ultimately spending nearly eight years in the U S Navy. Larry is a decorated Vietnam Veteran and served as a group supervisor of one of the two nuclear reactor power plants on the USS Nimitz aircraft carrier before his honorable discharge. After spending several years as a Nuclear Instrumentation Specialist with A Virginia public utility and as an automation systems specialist with a major controls manufacturer, Larry began a career with the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation in Williamsburg, Virginia. Larry's body of work at Williamsburg included creating an energy management program for 1,100-buildings occupying over 3 million square feet. His programs resulted in a reduction of energy costs to below 4% of the operating budget with annual savings approaching $1 million. After serving Colonial Williamsburg for 16 years, he spent the next few years developing and managing energy related projects for Savage Engineering and then as a Project Development Manager for the Johnson Controls Atlanta 4-state area. He then moved on to manage the performance contracting development and construction activities for Siemens Building Technologies in the State of Alabama for several years before joining the Midwest Regional Ameresco team in his current assignment as a Senior Project Development Engineer operating the Alabama office of Ameresco located in the greater Birmingham area. Larry holds a Bachelor of Science (EE) degree from Christopher Newport University (Newport News, Virginia) and holds AEE certifications as a Certified Energy Manager, Certified Lighting Efficiency Professional and a Certified Business Energy professional as well as various other professional certifications. Larry was inducted into the AEE Energy Manager's Hall of Fame in 2003. AEE, the Alabama Energy Services Coalition and ASHRAE are among his professional memberships. He has served on a number of technical advisory boards and produced a number of papers/publications.
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2003 Hall of Fame
Mr. Larry R. Rowland, CEM, CLEP, Group Operations Manager, Siemens Building TechnologiesMr. Rowland's involvement with energy management practices actually began as an enlisted Navy serviceman (1968-1976).Subsequent promotions led Rowland to becoming the Nuclear Plant Reactor Plant Group Supervisor, responsible for the operation and maintenance of one of two 550 mW nuclear reactor plants of the newly constructed aircraft carrier USS Nimitz.Throughout his long career, he has also been an important part of Virginia Power, Honeywell, Inc., Savage Engineering, Inc, Johnson Controls and the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation.During his sixteen years with the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation he reduced energy costs to less than 4% of the annual operating budget of approximately $130 million with energy savings amounted to approximately $1 million annually through application of energy efficient technologies and creative energy procurement programs.Larry Rowland directed ten national-level energy management conferences hosted by Colonial Williamsburg, which was awarded a State of Virginia Energy Award.Rowland was also part of the Williamsburg design team that received a Commonwealth of Virginia General Assembly resolution for energy efficiency.Larry Rowland's current job responsibilities with Siemens Technologies has included successful construction of several multi-million dollar energy-based performance contracts and has many millions more in contract value pending negotiations.Larry Rowland has served as one of the founding directors of the Virginia Association of Energy Professionals,an instructor for North Carolina State, the Commonwealth of Virginia and the Smithsonian Institute.Rowland also serves on the Technical Advisory Board of Energy User News and published numerous articles for engineering publications.He has been actively involved with AEE presenting and/or chairing sessions for the WEEC and has actively promoted certification to the point where the CEM and CLEP are written goals of his staff and his budget.
According to Larry Rowland, a senior project manager for Savage Engineering, "A building automation system is comprised of electronic equipment that automatically performs specific facility functions.