Dan Fox to Present at USGBC MN IMPACT 2017 – May 3, 2017

When: Wednesday, May 3 – 2:45-3:45 p.m.

Where: St. Paul RiverCentre – 175 West Kellogg Boulevard St. Paul, MN 55102


Dan Fox (PE, CEM, LEED AP BD+C) will give the presentation “Zero Waste Energy – San Jose Turns Waste to Energy & Compost” at the U.S. Green Building Council (Minnesota Chapter) IMPACT 2017 conference. A mechanical engineer and head of Gausman & Moore’s Mechanical Engineering Department, Dan has more than 17 years of experience in the mechanical engineering industry. Dan prides himself on serving clients by using innovative technologies that are practical, constructable and sustainable.


Dan is well-versed on Building Information Modeling (BIM), energy modeling, LEED certification, and fire protection. He brings value to the design teams by his ability to clearly communicate solutions to complex problems. A team player, Dan brings a rare combination of high technical ability, strong leadership skills, and a positive attitude that naturally attracts people.


As an engineer for educational, commercial, institutional and military projects, Dan’s responsibilities include project management, mechanical systems design, heating and cooling load calculations, construction phase field verification, resource planning, technical quality review, and budget management. From dew point calculations to charette level energy modeling, Dan relies on science to inform design. Dan has presented at various client presentations, USGBC MN workshops, and U of M Center for Sustainable Building Research seminars.


Course Description:

In 2010 the City of San Jose, California was diverting only 22 percent of its commercial waste from landfill sites. The City leaders knew that they could do better and set a goal of diverting 100 percent by 2022 and converting waste to energy. This session will explain how the city organized to turn its waste problem into an energy and compost economic solution. The ZWE facility uses a proprietary accelerated anaerobic digestion process to produce biogas which is burned in a combined heat and power plant. The digestion process results in compost which is sold. The project is expected to process 270,000 tons of organic waste per year and produce 1.6 megawatts of electricity.


About IMPACT 2017

Green Building leaders are at the forefront - locally, regionally and nationally - in creating global action to reduce environmental impact, improve health and well-being, and create new economic opportunities. Coming together from different places and professions helps drive important conversations that we can all take back to our communities.

The IMPACT 2017 conference will illustrate through case studies, examples and best practices how green building is growing at the community scale by using innovative technologies and systems, and incorporating health and well-being into the built environment.

Learn from top green building practitioners through distinct tracks of programming and experience our expanded vendor expo to see the latest in technology, products and services. IMPACT 2017 brings together professionals from every field of Green Building and Sustainability to network, connect, stay current and be engaged in local, regional and global conversations.