Carl F. Zeigler (SC) Senior Mechanical Engineer
Mount Pleasant, South Carolina 29466
Certified Energy Manager
Certified Distributed Generation Professional
Certified Sustainable Development Professional
Certified Business Energy Professional
Certified Demand Side Management Professional
BS Mechanical Engineering, University of South Carolina,
Graduate Studies in Mechanical Engineering
Highest Attained:Top Secret
20+ years of professional experience in: ASME Power Projects(1 award),Federal Energy Management
projects (2 awards), Stress Analysis, Mechanical and Electrical Engineering, Design, Program
Management, Cost Estimating, Mechanical Systems Analysis & Energy feasibility studies, Construction Technical Support, HVAC, Plumbing, AAAV, Controls, Facilities and Plant Engineering, ESPCs and UESCs - includes biomass, TES, Solar, PV, Wind, Wave, Energy Security. Various facilities include: Utilities, Central Plants, and WWT, Data Centers, Mission Critical Facilities ASME Tier I - IV. Smart Grids, POL Systems
July 2017 -Present: Independent Consultant.
October 2016 - July 2017 Requested to return/resume position at Belvoir by Public Works and Erica Lane. Performed mostly same type of work. Mechanical Consultant to Project Managers and Director of Public Works. See below.
November 2015 -October 2016: Independent Consultant
October 2014 – November 2015 Mechanical Engineer REM Contract, ELE. Public Works Directorate Engineering Division, Fort Belvoir, Va : Provided services to reduce energy, utility costs, consumption, and demand. Project Feasibility Analysis, M&V of Savings, alternative financing, project facilitation, supply side cost reductions, O&M efficiency enhancement, new technology utilization. Developed re-commissioning and retrocommissioning plans for HVAC. Plan reviews for sustainability, repair, construction, renovations for energy measures. Lead effort for new EMCS system basewide and installation of Microgrid system in the 300 area of base under the Director of Engineering. Recommended advance metering for buildings. Provided economic analyeses, cost estimates, recommendations and drawings.
April 2014 to October 2014 Independent Consultant.
Sept 2013 to April 2014 Booz Allen Hamilton\ Mechanical Engineer\ Associate\ Lead Engineer
Develop and recommend adjustments to the defense critical infrastructure protection program and
related critical defense mission assurance efforts. Provide assessments and analyses of assessment of plans and execution efforts related to electrical and other energy sources for defense critical missions conducted for fixed installations. Such as POL systems, renewables, and smart grids or microgrids. Lead on Air Force projects for Energy Control Center and Energy Fuels and MicroGrids
Jan 2011 to Sept 2013 Consultant. Mechanical Consultant DDA Engineering on Renewables
Research for Lorin Industries and Alcoa. Installation of 100kw Tecogen for Hearthside Foods, using
natural gas to make Clean Room pass of Snack Mix during Utility Demand Response with CPCO Utility, Michigan. Analyzed alternative on-site power generation. Determined most efficient but costly system at $8000/kw Installed, construction costs for equipment and infrastructure. Flow Induced Vibrations Book Review Panel
July 2009 to Jan 2011 DOJ/LEO A DALY\ Senior Mechanical Engineer Prepare designs for aspects
of unique or highly complex facilities but generally oversees and directs mechanical design efforts of
outside architectural-engineering (A/E) firms and/or DOJ personnel concerning DOJ facilities. Serve as professional mechanical engineering advisor to senior DOJ Training and Development management and to various other DOJ entities on all mechanical engineering issues. Peer reviews. Systems included central chilled water and forced hot water system, ventilation and lab hoods, and air handling systems. Cooling systems for file servers and other electronic equipment.
Nov 2007 to Jun 2009 MBP Construction Engineering-Senior Mechanical Engineer/SPM for NGA
BRAC military construction. $ 2B project includes Central Utility Plant, Technology Center, Main Office
Building, Parking Garage, Site Infrastructure, Visitor Control Center, and RIF. Provide expert
mechanical engineering consulting on matters such as BAS, DDC, BACNet, HVAC, Chilled Beam
Cooling System, Hot Water Heating, and Electrical issues. Served as electrical engineer for a time
in getting the 4 power systems installed successfully with grounding systems.
Mar 2007 to Oct 2007 Northrop Grumman: Senior Mechanical Engineer/Management Consultant –
energy analyzes and studies of mechanical and electrical systems, energy audits, calculations, project
preparation, sites visits, project evaluation and validation. Modification request reviews.
Jan 2007 to Feb 2007 NORESCO LLC Senior Project Engineer
• Support the site investigation activity and provide cost estimates for initial cost/savings analysis of all
potential energy conservation measures (ECMs) being considered. • Review and comment on draft
revisions of technical ECM descriptions, project management approach and schedule to ensure that they
are consistent with the scope of work and schedule of the cost estimate. Use of energy software.
Evaluate equipment and design recommendations from the project team to confirm that the design
concepts can be implemented cost effective.
Develop new renewable projects for the federal sector.
SPE on the ECMs for FBI Academy which includes AHU Upgrades and VFDs. HVAC and Chiller
Upgrades in the ERF including a thermal storage system.
Aug 2006 – Jan 2007 Independent Energy Consultant
~ Biomass Application presentation at 2006 World Energy Engineering Congress in Washington D.C.
~ Consultant to Camp Lejeune Energy Office on proposed Biomass project as part of decentralization
Feb 2006 to Aug 2006 HQDA ACSIM Senior Mechanical Engineer Energy Projects
Researched and selected mechanical systems for energy projects. Executed daily operations of
utilities and energy as acting chief of branch
Analyzed data (such as proposals to determine feasibility of design and application at Army
installations) to determine feasibility of implementing new energy proposals
Prepared and directed preparation of product and system layouts, detailed drawings and schematics;
and resolved utility interconnection issues
Lead in conducting a congressional mandated ground source heat pump (GSHP) study through CERL
and the Naval Facilities Engineering Service Center
Developer of installation metering requirements in compliance with the Energy Policy Act of 2005
Strong contributor to Ft. Wainwright Central Heating Power Plant project briefings, Enhanced Use
Lease program, Energy Savings Performance Contract, and Energy security or CIP
. Major contributor to converting oil burning High Temperature Water Heating Plant to Wood Burning
July 2001 to Feb 2006 HQMC Electrical/ Senior Energy Engineer – Energy Programs
Planned and directed installation of plant mechanical HVAC building systems while executing daily
operations of energy programs. (Applied engineering principles to execute projects, including energy
security, renewable CHP, and controls.)
Analyzed product and equipment specifications and performance requirements to determine designs
that could be used by existing facilities and methods.
Instrumental in establishing Fuel Cell Program. Includes 1 MW Molten Carbonate Fuel at
Camp Pendleton with co-generational attributes.
Trained and managed all energy managers at Marine Corps bases and achieved significant
improvements in their productivity. Determined feasibility of installing new energy equipment and
modifying existing facilities considering costs, available space, time limitations, company planning and
other technical and economic factors.
Determined & recommended energy requirements for AAAV facilities for Lejeune and Pendleton.
Audited program for the Marine Corps. Familiar with ACAT1 programs through the DAU.
Design, Internal review and liaison for the location 750 MW Combined Cycle Plant, Camp Pendleton
Ca by utility to be expanded to 1500MWs at a later date.
Made recommendations and represented Marine Corps for the installation and construction of a 7.7
MW Co-generation Plant with a 1MW PV array at 29 Palms MCB.
Jan 1995-July 2001 Mechanical Engineer - BRAC Program Manager/ Air Force POC/ Sr. Engineer for all Marine Corps Military Construction under Director of Construction, Naval Facilities Engineering Command HQ.
Responsible for all actions relating to the development planning, design, programming, budget review,
engineering, construction, and administration of MILCON projects. Managed a $200M construction
Developed Base Facilities Requirements, budget forecasts, funds controls, management of design
and construction efforts and satisfaction of customer activities needs under that program.
Effectively utilized skills in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and other engineering
disciplines such as Electrical Distribution, Power Plants, Gas Turbine Generating facilities, Waste
Treatment Plants, Roads. Was expert for utilities and production facilities, railroad bridges, trestles,
rolling stock, motive equipment, rail, switches, heating, ventilation, air conditioning systems, chill water,
steam and high temperature water generation, plumbing, process piping, instrumentation and control
systems and material handling system and fire protection.
Performed calculations and cost estimates on projects.
Served on National Commissioning Steering Committee, National Institute of Building Sciences. This
included all Mechanical and Electrical Distribution Systems.
Reviewed Design Build projects, analyzed the construction cost and time implications. Served as
Headquarters mechanical engineer on Building 33 in resolving technical HVAC problems after
construction. These problems gained command attention and I was assigned as Design/ Build expert for
EOC. Also served as NAVFACHQ expert on Mechanical Engineering expertise and HVAC, steam,
HTW, Distribution Systems, Plumbing, process piping, compressed air and gas systems: instrumentation
and control systems and material handling. Appointed by HQMC as auditor of the AAAV.
Sept 93 to Jan 95- Project Team leader at Southern Division Naval Facilities Engr Command
Led MILCON, special, NAF, MWR, and other projects from negotiating with AE’s to Construction
Projects at included: Meridian Naval Air Station, NAS Memphis, NTC Orlando and
Security Group in Southern Florida.
Aug 83 to Sept 93- Supervisory Mechanical Engineer in Public Works Dept, Charleston Naval
Shipyard for Facilities Mechanical Engineering and Utilities Systems.
Also Operations Section Head responsible for all engineering associated with all
Mech, and Elect, Distribution Systems, Generating Facilities, Dry-docks, Caissons, and Dredging
MEP HVAC design and review, Design in Piping, Ventilation, Refrigeration, and Machine Design.
Lead mechanical engineering project/design team over 10 years. Designed systems using
AUTOCAD as a working supervisor. Made significant changes to the Existing Power Houses.
Lead the charge on the design and construction of a $6,000,000 barge mounted boiler with
various co-generational aspects such as dual drives on FD and ID fans- motor and turbine driven.
Superior Civilian Service Award/Medal
Presidential Award for Leadership in Federal Energy Management
FEMP Award for Leadership in Federal Energy Management
ASME CENTENNIAL Award/Medal
Chief of Naval Material Award
Appointed Honorary Customs Officer
Numerous Outstanding Performance Appraisals with monetary award
Legend In Energy by AEE
Distinguished Civilian Service Award
DOD metering working group.
Sustainable working group.
Working groups with DOD and DOE.
Energy staff for Facilities Officers Workshop and Facilities Managers Workshop.
SECNAV Energy Installation Board.
ESPC Steering Committee
Inter-agency Task Force DOE.
WBDG Steering and Advisory Committee
Marine Corps Energy Installation Program manager.
Moderator for Energy Security Track Panel Energy 2005
Presenter on Biomass at 2006 World Energy Engineering Congress Renewable Energy
Staff member for SANDIA Labs Distributive Energy and CHP Workshop and hands on
Sessions 2004 and 2005.
DAWAIA SYS101 and FEC201
Charter and Senior Member of Alternative and Renewable Energy Development Institute
Senior member of Association of Energy Engineers
Whole Building Design Guide Steering Committee
ASME Chairman, Sec, Treasurer of Charleston Section
NAVFACHQ FA representative to National Conference on Commissioning
NAVFACHQ rep to national conference -workshop on new innovative approaches to
Design Excellence in HVAC for Federal Buildings-Sponsored by GSA/AGC/ASHRAE
Microsoft Access, Windows, MS Office, DOE-2, MATHCAD, MS Project, Quicken, Outlook,
Internet, Excel, various
PUBLICATIONS and CONTRIBITOR
DoD Energy Manager’s Handbook
Energy Security in Military Facilities
Determining Price Reasonableness in Federal ESPCs
Guidance for Electric Metering in Federal Facilities
Distributed Energy Resources Distributed Energy Resources Workshop Sandia Labs
Energy- and Cost-Saving Upgrades On Track at Twentynine Palms FEMP
Strategic Plan Outline for the Army Utilities Modernization Program: Fiscal Years 2008-2013
Funding Manual for US Marine Projects
DoD Western Power Grid Study
M&V Summit Kansas City, MO