Tom McGovern, PE, LEED AP, Founder of Geatain Engineering – Throughout his professional career spanning almost three decades, Tom has pioneered new advances in the energy and water quality field. He has designed many first-ever technological advances to handle difficult engineering challenges. Tom served on the task force for the largest industrial trade association east of the Mississippi River which was charged to lower electrical consumption in an industrial park by 15%. He is a member of Long Island Clean Energy Leadership Task Force. He has contributed comments to the 2014 New York State Energy Plan. Tom has developed a unique, whole building approach to commercial building energy savings, which covers every square foot of building space. Tom has created several proprietary measures to lower energy costs with a return on investment less than one year. He evaluated a previous warehouse lighting design and not only doubled the project incentive value, but also increased energy savings by more than 50%. Through his second look program, Tom found an additional $250,000/year savings after an initial audit revealed just $200,000/year in department store savings (total of $450,000/year savings). Tom identified an incentive to save a New York City landmark over $1.3 million in construction costs. Prior to founding Geatain, Tom saved an industrial client over $20 million (over $1 million per year and still accruing) by convincing health officials to decrease air sampling from a weekly to quarterly frequency.
Tom McGovern, PE, LEED AP, Founder of Geatain Engineering