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Interview with Dean Glover, Hunter Davisson, Inc., 2007 (audio)


Dean Glover

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1 hour 8 minutes


Heating and Ventilation Industry -- Design and construction, Refrigeration, Sustainability


Interview of Dean Glover by Eric Patterson on January 4th, 2007.


Dean Glover is an engineer, and the Executive Vice President of Hunter Davisson, Inc., a mechanical Design/Build construction company providing design, installation, repair and maintenance services of HVAC systems.


Dean Glover of Hunter Davidson Incorporated is interviewed by Eric Patterson. Dean describes the various duties of his company that has installed many heating and air conditioning units in buildings in downtown Portland. His business is LEED certified through employees that have specific training to acquire the certification. He notes that the LEED standards system is starting to get noticed at the time of the interview, especially in accordance to newer EPA standards that require environmentally safe cooling systems that no longer use ozone depleting chemicals. LEED standards use a ranking system to give credit to those buildings that use the most efficient systems and designs in order to be as sustainable as possible. Building materials that are LEED certified are more expensive in every aspect of his job in terms of purchasing and installation. A trade off for the conservation of energy, space, and how efficient equipment used and installed is, and the ecologic impact can all be weighed through the graded system. He talks about how the various heating and cooling systems that are installed , comfort is the most important to the customer, but proper maintenance and knowledge on how to run the systems is an imperative to saving energy and being more sustainable.

This interview is part of “The Sustainability History Project: Documenting Sustainable Development and Practice in the Pacific Northwest” at Portland State University.


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