Jim Kelsey, LEED AP, PE, BEAP
Principal, kW Engineering
Mr. Kelsey is a Principal of kW Engineering, and has been in the energy efficiency field since 1989. He founded kW Engineering in 1998 in order to do the work that he loves - exploring the technical side of energy efficiency to develop innovative and reliable ways to save energy in commercial and industrial facilities.
Jim is a licensed mechanical engineer in California and Nevada and a LEED accredited professional. He is a past President of the San Francisco Bay Area Association of Energy Engineers, and was named its Energy Engineer of the Year in 2002. Jim is a voting member of ASHRAE’s Technical Committee 7.6 on Building Energy Performance, led the TC’s re-write of the ASHRAE publication Procedures for Commercial Building Energy Audits 2nd Edition and is a voting member of ASHRAE’s Standard 100 – Energy Efficiency in Existing Buildings. Jim teaches energy auditing methods for commercial buildings at PG&E’s Pacific Energy Center and currently oversees kW Engineering’s delivery of Integrated Energy Audits to PG&E. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for the California Energy Efficiency Industry Council where he works with industry, utilities, and state regulators to develop energy efficiency policies that meet environmental and business goals.
Jim has a bachelor's degree in physics from Rice University and a Masters in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin - Madison's Solar Energy Lab. Currently he is working on using technology to make energy audits and retro-commissioning faster, more cost effective and valuable to customers.