Janice K. Means, Professor Emeritus, Lawrence Technological University (LTU), has diverse experience in consulting, industry and higher education. Her engineering experience ranges from consulting (energy efficiency, solar energy design and blasting effects to pipelines) to natural gas pipeline transmission problem solving and facilities work in a major automobile company’s research center.
Professor Means presents papers and seminars internationally and has coordinated/taught architecture/architectural engineering courses (HVAC, Electricity, Acoustics, Illumination, High Performance Buildings, Active Solar Design and Passive Solar Design). She has also organized several statewide and local sustainability and solar energy conferences and seminars.
As an expert in energy standards, energy reduction and sustainability, she will be available to help NCG clients improve operations and maintenance, especially as they relate to mitigating the effects of climate change.
As a lifetime member of ASHRAE, Ms. Means has served in several leadership positions at the local, regional and international levels. She is a trained presenter for the ANSI/ASHRAE/ IESNA Energy Standard 90.1, and serves on several international technical committees. She co-edited the 4th and 5th editions of ASHRAE GreenGuide: Design, Construction & Operation of Sustainable Buildings, and was a contributing author to Chapter 36 in the 2008 ASHRAE HVAC Systems and Equipment Handbook.
Ms. Means is past Chair of the Engineering Society of Detroit’s (ESD) Affiliate Council and a past board member of the Michigan Interfaith Power & Light (MiIPL) and the Michigan Solar Energy Association.
Professor Means earned her Master’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Michigan. She is a Fellow of the Engineering Society of Detroit (ESD), a Michigan Registered Professional Engineer (PE), a LEED Accredited Professional (LEED AP) and has earned multiple distinguished service awards from ESD and at the local, regional and international level from ASHRAE.