Dan Sebastian, Project Engineer at RTM Engineering Consultants brings more than five years of experience, with a background in energy efficient designs and commissioning. He focuses on energy efficiency and payback projects, as well as energy audits that lead to HVAC upgrades and retrofits. His responsibilities also include commissioning, a quality-focused process of verifying and documenting that new building systems are designed, installed, tested, operated, and maintained so that a facility operates efficiently and meets the functionality as desired by the owner. Dan earned a Master of Engineering, Architectural Engineering Degree from the Illinois Institute of Technology. His certifications include PE (California), LEED AP BD+C, and CxA.
- What do you like best about working at RTM?
What I’ve enjoyed most about working at RTM is the wide variety of projects that I work on, on a day-to-day basis. Because RTM is a full service MEP firm, I’ve had the opportunity to work on energy modelling projects, while leveraging industry-leading software such as Revit for new construction builds and existing building retrofits.
The company has an extensive set of capabilities that has allowed team members to deliver superior work on industrial, commercial, and retail builds as well as other complex building types such as healthcare and laboratory facilities.
Also, the RTM culture is phenomenal. The dedication to knowledge-share is what I admire most, and one of the reasons why I am able to excel within the industry as an MEP engineer.
- What do you bring to RTM?
I’m looking forward to leveraging my expertise in energy efficiency and commissioning within RTM’s Sustainability Studio. My goal is to become a key player in providing clients innovative solutions, while ensuring their builds are clean and efficient. Through collaborative efforts with other team members, I’m excited to play a continued role in providing quality deliverables in the most efficient way.
- What was one of the most interesting projects you’ve worked on?
The most interesting project I’ve worked on was a laboratory building on the campus of University of California, Irvine. It involved 3D laser scanning of the building and importing of the resulting point-cloud into Revit in order to as-built the existing conditions. It was challenging to design for a laboratory application but I enjoyed tackling and providing solutions for all the complexities that came along with this building type. Another interesting aspect about this project was that it was awarded from a Design-Build competition.
- What’s a fun fact about yourself?
I play soccer at least once a week in a local indoor league. I also enjoy playing guitar and recording music. Next up, I’m teaching myself how to play the drums!
Dan is based in our Schaumburg, Illinois office and can be reached at email@example.com