Wesley Sherer, PE is a Principal and Mechanical Engineer at HHB Engineers, P.C, joining the company in the fall of 2009. Mr. Sherer comes to HHB with previous HVAC and mechanical design experience in Nevada and Kentucky. He is a graduate of the University of Alabama and received a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering in 2003. Sherer became a Principal of HHB Engineers in June of 2014.
Wesley has worked on a wide variety of project types throughout his career including office buildings, K-12 schools, college and university projects, jail and prison facilities, healthcare facilities, military installations, religious facilities, data centers and mission-critical facilities, automobile and heavy equipment dealerships, residential high rise buildings, libraries, casinos, industrial buildings, historic renovations, etc. He was also involved with various projects at McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas including a roof replacement of the A,B, & C Gates and the Central Terminal. Wesley has also been involved in the design of multiple projects seeking LEED accreditation.
Wesley’s HVAC and mechanical design experience extends through a broad range of systems including:
- Variable Refrigerant Flow (VRF) heat pump and heat recovery systems
- Open and closed loop ground-source heat pump systems (geothermal)
- Chilled water and heating water central plants and distribution systems
- Variable Air Volume (VAV) systems
- Water-source heat pump hydronic systems
- DX split-systems and packaged units
- Heat recovery systems
- Commercial kitchen ventilation and make-up air
- Emergency smoke control
- Waste-oil heating systems
- Thermal storage
- Vehicle exhaust
During his career, Mr. Sherer has been heavily involved in the design of energy efficient and innovative HVAC systems. He began designing Variable Refrigerant Flow systems in Kentucky and Tennessee in 2004 when the technology was still in its infancy in the U.S. Since then, he has been involved in dozens of VRF projects throughout the country, ranging in size, including the first K-12 school in the U.S. conditioned entirely by VRF systems. This project was located in Kentucky and was completed in early 2007. Since this project’s completion and based on its success, multiple schools in Kentucky were built and renovated using VRF technology. Mr. Sherer has also been involved in the design of multiple ground-source heat pump projects in Kentucky, Nevada, and Alabama, including a lake-source system in Alabama featured in the ASHRAE Journal (April 2018). He has used advanced calculation methods to properly size these systems which use the ground as a heat source or sink, depending on the time of year and the demand in the building. Both VRF and GSHP systems have the ability to obtain points for LEED accreditation.
Mr. Sherer is a LEED Green Associate, and previously served as the Vice Chair of the State Board of the Alabama Chapter of the United States Green Building Council (USGBC). Wesley is also a past Chair of the Central Alabama USGBC Branch.
Mr. Sherer is a licensed Mechanical Engineer in Alabama, Georgia, Florida, Tennessee, Mississippi, Kentucky, Nevada, Louisiana, and is a licensed Commissioning Authority from the AABC.
He is a member of the following professional societies:
- United States Green Building Council (USGBC)
- American Society of Plumbing Engineers (ASPE)
- American Society of Heating, Refrigeration, and Air Conditioning Engineers, Inc. (ASHRAE)
- National Society of Professional Engineers
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