LECTURERS

Timothy G. Wentz, P.E., HBDP, LEED ® -AP
Construction Management Department
University of Nebraska
Lincoln, NebraskaTGW---2017

Prof. Wentz graduated from the University of Nebraska with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering and a Master’s degree in Business Administration. He is a registered professional engineer in Nebraska, Colorado and Wyoming. Additionally, he holds both Master Heating Contractor and Master Plumbing Contractor licenses, is a LEED ® – Accredited Professional (AP-BD&C) and holds an ASHRAE certification as a High-performance Building Design Professional (HBDP). Upon graduation from the University of Nebraska – Lincoln, Tim went to work for his family’s mechanical contracting firm where he developed an expertise in design/build contracting, estimating and project management on a wide range of commercial projects across the Midwest. Since entering academia Prof. Wentz has received numerous awards and honors for his teaching and service to the HVAC industry. In 2000, ASHRAE awarded Tim the E. K. Campbell Award of Merit for outstanding service and achievement in teaching. The Mechanical Contractors Association of America (MCAA) has named Tim their national “Educator of the Year” award on three occasions, 2000, 2002 and 2004. In March of 2009, the MCAA awarded Tim its highest honor, the Distinguished Service Award and in 2015 ASHRAE awarded Tim the Exceptional Service Award. In recognition of his service to industry, in 2018 the College of Engineering at the University of Nebraska awarded Tim its inaugural Lifetime Achievement Award. Prof. Wentz is a very active volunteer within ASHRAE, where he has served as the Nebraska Chapter President for 1997-1998. He also served as Director and Regional Chair for Region IX of ASHRAE and was inducted into the Region IX Hall of Honor in 2005. ASHRAE also elected Tim a Fellow of the Society in 2005. Tim recently served as Society President in 2016-2017 and launched the Society theme for that year ‘Adapt Today to Shape Tomorrow’.


Thomas H. Phoenix, P.E., FASHRAE, LEED AP
Clark Patterson Lee
328 East Market Street, Suite 200
Greensboro, NC 27401Thomas-H.-Phoenix_Large

Thomas Phoenix is a Principal with the Architectural/Engineering firm of Clark Patterson Lee (formerly Moser Mayer Phoenix Associates) in their office in Greensboro, NC. He has a B.S. degree in engineering from NC State University. He is a Registered Professional Engineer in North Carolina and six other States and has over 30 years of experience in the design, operation and maintenance of building mechanical and energy systems in commercial, educational, government, and medical office facilities. Mr. Phoenix has been an active member of ASHRAE (American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers) since 1982, and was elevated to the grade of Fellow in 2011. He is an ASHRAE Presidential Member, having served as Society President in 2014-15. He served on ASHRAE’s Board of Directors for 11 years, and has chaired the Publishing and Education Council and numerous ASHRAE committees. He currently is the Chair of the Advanced Energy Design Guides Steering Committee. Mr. Phoenix is also an ASHRAE Certified Building Energy Modeling Professional (BEMP), and a Certified Building Energy Assessment Professional (BEAP). Mr. Phoenix is active in his local community. He is a graduate of Leadership Greensboro, a member of the Leadership Greensboro Alumni Association and a past member of the Board of Trustees for the Greensboro Children’s Museum. He is a Charter Member and Past President of the Gate City Rotary Club. He served as a Committee Chairman for the Jimmy V Celebrity Golf Classic for Cancer Research for 19 years and was a leader with local Boy Scouts of America Troop 101. He is married to the former Rebecca Champion, and he and Becky have two children.
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