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AIA Connecticut: NetZero School Projects

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Kohler Ronan is pleased to be participating in AIA Connecticut’s NetZero School Webinar on April 22nd. Our very own, Craig Razza, PE*, will be presenting alongside Ryszard Szczypek, AIA, and Randall Luther, AIA, both of TSKP Studio.  The complete panel is noted below. Speakers will discuss the first two NetZero schools being built in Mansfield and Manchester, CT. Among the learning objectives is how moving to NetZero allows schools to save money, while promoting health and comfort for students and educators. Additionally. Viewers will learn to access better funding and grant/incentive programs.

Panelist:

• Ryszard Szczypek, AIA NCARB, TSKP Studio 
• Randall Luther, AIA NCARB, TSKP Studio
• Jess Farber, PE, WELL AP, CMTA
• Craig Razza, P.E., Kohler Ronan 
• Angela Cahill, AIA, QA&M Architecture
• Jillian Winterkorn, Eversource

Craig F. Razza, PE, Kohler Ronan*Practicing since 1988, Mr. Razza is a partner at Kohler Ronan where he oversees mechanical engineering design, building commissioning, and project management for a portfolio of diverse building types including academic, cultural, and corporate. His practical knowledge of all engineering disciplines enables him to successfully lead his team from the conceptual phase of a project through to design and, ultimately, construction. At the secondary school level, Mr. Razza has completed over 50 public and independent schools across the state. Besides one of the first Net Zero public Schools to be constructed in Connecticut for the Town of Mansfield, he led the design on the first Net Zero School in Connecticut, The Kohler Environmental Center at Choate Rosemary Hall. He also led his team on the State of Connecticut’s first Net Zero building, the new Business School Instructional Facility at Southern Connecticut State University, scheduled to begin construction this summer. In his spare time, he is an adjunct professor at Yale University during the Spring semester. Mr. Razza holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Northeastern University He is a member of the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) and the Building Commissioning Association (BCA).

You can read more about the presentation and register here.

Kohler Ronan is Pleased to Announce our Promotions for 2021

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Dave is an experienced energy management professional with expertise in energy auditing, building commissioning, building energy modeling, LEED consulting, energy procurement consulting, and energy reduction plan development. He has contributed to countless firm projects by delivering cost-effective, high-performance building solutions that exceed client expectations. Further, he is credited with building and managing our in-house energy modeling department over the last several years. For all his contributions, Kohler Ronan is pleased to elevate Dave to Principal of the firm.

Ron is an extremely dedicated technology consulting professional with nearly 20 years of experience in his field. Having extensive knowledge of technology standards and best practices, Ron creates detailed system designs based on the established needs of each project. His primary functions include the design and coordination of technology and security infrastructure and systems, as well as project management. Large-scale corporate headquarter relocations and New York-area cultural renovations are among his portfolio of projects. All at Kohler Ronan wish Ron continued success and look forward to working with him in his new role as Sr. Associate.

Katherine Pitz Named Among Engineered Systems 2021 Top 20 to Watch: Women in HVAC

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Kohler Ronan is pleased to announce that Katherine Pitz has been named among Engineered Systems 2021 Top 20 to Watch: Women in HVAC. Kat is a mechanical engineer at the firm, a mentor for the Architecture Construction Engineering (ACE) Mentor program, and an active member of the New York chapter of Professional Women in Construction (PWC). We’re proud of both Kat’s personal and professional growth as an engineer, as well as her dedication to the field, and we look forward to her continued success in her career and in all her future endeavors. Congratulations Kat!

You can read the full article about Katherine Pitz here. Additionally, click here to watch Kat’s interview.