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Rod Bergen & Associates (Solar Energy)
Rod W. Bergen, PE
Principal Engineer
23939 Ventura Blvd.
Calabasas CA 91302
USA
phone: 818-591-7896
fax: 818-222-6911
Rod Bergen has over 37 years of experience in the Solar Energy Industry. A pioneer in Solar Energy Systems Design, Installation and Monitoring, he is knowledgeable in all Solar Engineering & related construction trades.

Teaching Experience: Instructor of Solar Electric systems theory & design, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Adjunct Professor of Solar Electric systems theory & design, Santa Monica College, California.

Areas of Expertise:
  • Evaluation of Solar Energy System's Performance
  • Installation Defects
  • Design Deficiencies
  • Wiring Problems
  • Incident Reconstruction
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Michael D. Haughey, PE, HBDP, CEM, LEED AP
Principal
5556 West 75th Drive
Westminster CO 80003
USA
phone: 303-650-1080
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Michael D. Haughey, PE, HBDP, CEM, LEED AP is a Mechanical Engineer since 1974 with experience in Mechanical Systems Design, Analysis, Consulting, Energy Studies, Energy Audits, and Sustainability Consulting. His experience includes design of HVAC, fire protection, plumbing, and energy management systems for a wide array of facilities, including institutional, commercial, industrial, and residential.

Mr. Haughey's litigation support services are available to expert witness specialists, attorneys, insurance companies, defendant companies, and claimants and include independent testimony at depositions or trial, witness of observations, analyses, and expert opinion.

Areas of Expertise:
  • HVAC Design
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Solar Systems
  • Low Energy Mechanical Systems
  • Sustainability and LEED
  • High altitude design
  • Evaluation of Building Mechanical Systems:
    • Systems and Component Sizing, Load Calculations
    • Energy-efficiency
    • Code Compliance
    • Sustainability, general conformance to LEED standards
    Evaluation of Building:
    • Energy-efficiency
    • Sustainability, general conformance to LEED standards
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    4/9/2014 · Engineering
    Cooling for indoor Grow Ops involves more than simply adding up the lighting watts and converting that into cooling tons. Plants release a surprising amount of moisture into the air (by transpiration, plus evaporation from the soil), and this has to be accommodated as latent load in the air conditioning equipment. The result when using standard air conditioning equipment for dehumidification will often be over-cooling or insufficient dehumidification. Adding in-room dehumidifiers can help, however they normally reject the heat from the process back into the room, which the air conditioning equipment needs to remove.

    1/28/2014 · Engineering
    I expect that in the future architects, owners, engineers, and occupants will work together to “engineer” buildings as active, “living” systems that put more energy back into the grid than they use and also help to clean the air and water in the nearby communities.