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Umit Sirt, PE, CEM, BEMP, HBDP

Partner, Senior Energy Engineer

Umit is responsible for managing and overseeing the Energy Consulting Services department, which is performing benchmarking, energy studies, advanced energy models and investment-grade energy audits, technical reviews of energy studies, energy master planning, and outreach for energy efficiency. Umit brings over 15 years’ experience in thermo-fluid field with a specialty in energy and HVAC-R. He has gained a reputation for quality energy auditing and high-performance design consulting. He is especially interested in building science and energy system assessments with simulation and modeling. Umit was a member of the team that oversaw the Assisted Multi-family Building (AMP) program for NYSERDA and gave technical assistance to design teams in the New Construction Program (NCP) and managed high-performing projects in the Multi-family Program (MPP-NC) for NYSERDA. He has built compliant energy models and given assistance to design teams for LEED and ESTIDAMA projects. He is one of the first HBDPs (High-performance Building Design Professional) in NY State and is also one of the provisional assessors in ASHRAE’S Building Energy Quotient Pilot Program (called Building bEQ). Umit published an article in ASHRAE Journal in October 2011 that discusses HVAC selection for envelope-dominated buildings. He also had given presentations nationwide that includes net-zero building design, high performing HVAC system selections, elevator controls, and tax deduction in energy efficient commercial buildings. Umit holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from METU in Turkey and an M.E. in Mechanical Engineering from Stevens Institute of Technology in New Jersey.