“To achieve greater resource stewardship amid demands for flexibility, lower cost, and shorter project timelines, expertise in the industry’s most sophisticated engineering technologies is needed more than ever. Meanwhile, as design solutions become more integrated, they grow more complex. AEI's Building Performance practice balances these needs through user engagement, control intelligence, and performance optimization.”
Holding degrees in environmental geosciences and building systems engineering, Paul Erickson came to AEI from the energy research field, providing a breadth of knowledge in geology, chemical engineering, and building systems engineering, which are essential to successful ideation, evaluation, and implementation of sustainable design concepts. Beginning with mechanical design roles on a federal biosafety level 3 and level 4 lab project and a LEED Gold food-production plant, Paul quickly became the leader of AEI's energy modeling and project sustainability efforts.
In 2012, Paul became AEI's Building Performance practice leader, serving as both a project consultant and the firm's internal coordinator of sustainable technology and strategy training. He draws on his knowledge of performance modeling tools and project experience in the science and technology, healthcare, and higher education markets to develop advanced system concepts and drive integrated design efforts on projects of ranging sizes, market sectors, and geographies. Under Paul’s guidance, the group employs a range of high-performance building design and consulting services, focusing on energy, water, resilience, user experience, and ongoing performance optimization.