Joe Minerd

Senior Project Engineer

CEM

EBE JoeM Square

What is your educational background?
I received my Bachelor's of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Cleveland State University. I have also had formal training in project management, Building Automation Systems and electrical monitoring software.


What strengths do you bring to the EBE team?
My diverse background from many industries allows for a different perspective to problem solving. My previous experience with renewable energy installations, energy auditing and facility improvement programs is the foundation I will use for commissioning and energy modeling projects.


What registrations and/or certifications do you have?
Certified Energy Manager 


What are your professional affiliations?
Association of Energy Engineers (AEE)


What is your proudest project moment, and why?
1.8 MW solar array installed at Progressive Insurance. This large array is visible from I-271 and will reduce 3,200,000 kW-h of electricity. That’s roughly the equivalent of planting 37,400 trees!


What is your sustainability goal for 2022?
Reduce energy consumption in the home via energy improvement projects, and use less air conditioning. My neighborhood is very walkable, so choosing to walk more and drive less is also a goal.