CharlesCopeland2Charles C. Copeland, PE, LEED AP,  President/CEO


MME, City College of New York

BSME, Missouri University of Science and Technology


PE: New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania


ASHRAE Fellow, Member AEE, ASME, Pi Tau Sigma, BOMA


Mr. Copeland has over 45 years’ experience in the engineering and design of mechanical and electrical systems for institutional and commercial buildings. Mr. Copeland is an authority on energy conservation and has led numerous study and retrofit design projects in this area.  He was recognized with an ASHRAE Energy Award in 1989 for his design connecting multiple chiller plants into a loop system at NYU Medical Center.  He was the recipient of a 2005 ASHRAE Region 1 Technology Award, and was named 2006 AEE Energy Engineer of the Year. He received the ASHRAE NYC Chapter Distinguished Service Award for 2013. Mr. Copeland’s article, “Improving Energy Performance of NYC’s Existing Office Buildings”, was published in the August 2012 issue of the ASHRAE Journal.  Mr. Copeland is a member of the following oganizations:

  • Association of Energy Engineers (AEE)
  • Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA)
  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
  • Academy of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineers (AMAE)

Career Highlights

Recipient of the ASHRAE NYC Chapter Distinguished Service Award

With Con Edison, developed a steam demand strategy for high rise office buildings to reduce peak winter demand. These control algorithms store thermal energy in hydronic systems.

Engineered first site specific MEA for a NYC microturbine installation at 1350 Avenue of the Americas, used to develop NYC standard on microturbines.

Recipient of the AEE Energy Engineer of the Year award.

Recipient of ASHRAE Region 1 Technology Award for underfloor air conditioning system using existing pew foot rests in sanctuary at Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church, thereby preserving the building’s historic interior architecture.

Designed first New York City office building with complete underfloor air system for new Scholastic Headquarters at 557 Broadway.

Oversaw rehabilitation of the Old US Customs House in lower Manhattan and designed MEP systems for the installation of the National Museum of the American Indian in this historic structure.  Completed latest project in 2007.

Named ASHRAE Fellow for contributions to energy conservation.

Managed engineering for the New York City Energy Conservation Capital Program, the largest municipal energy conservation program of its kind in the U.S., involving 20 consultants and approximately 500 buildings.

Awarded Grand Central Terminal Rehabilitation contract, beginning 15 year engineering program to upgrade the mechanical/electrical systems in Grand Central Terminal.

Engineered New York Vietnam Veterans Memorial at 55 Water Street using numerical thermal network analysis to verify satisfactory internal temperature.

Designed first series/parallel chilled water system for NYU Medical Center which won the 1983 Owens Corning Energy Award and 1989 ASHRAE 3rd Place Energy Award.

Presented paper to ASHRAE conference promoting use of computer modeling to analyze cascaded energy strategies and real time simulations.

Engineered fast track mechanical/electrical design work for Citibank’s B77 computerized teller program at over 200 bank branches throughout New York City.

Prepared major energy study for Veterans Administration System for Manhattan Hospital establishing format which became standard for VA hospitals.  Firm then prepared studies for six other VA hospitals throughout the country.

Designed one of New York City’s first multi-family residential solar collector domestic hot water systems at 519 East 11th Street.

Joined two-year old predecessor to current firm after several years at a large engineering firm, working on office buildings, retail, college campuses, and other projects.

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