Ricson Chude, P.E., C.E.M., C.E.A, C.M.V.P.
Southern California Edison
Ricson Chude is a professional engineer working for Southern California Edison (SCE) in the Engineering Project Management team where supervises the technical analysis of customer submitted energy efficiency projects such as the Optimization of Industrial Processes, Compressed Air and Refrigeration Systems Retrofits, Design of High Performance Buildings, and Retro-commissioning (RCx) of HVAC systems.
His direct experience in the energy efficiency field comes from past work done with both Electric and Gas Utility Demand Side Management Programs and independent collaboration with Energy Service Companies (ESCOs) and Environmental Consulting Firms to solve customer energy efficiency challenges. He’s area of focus are in field energy audits of industrial and commercial buildings, computer based energy simulation, and the development and assessment of energy management plans.
Mr. Chude is committed to shaping the policies and standards impacting energy efficiency and the built environment. He currently serves as the President of the Southern California Chapter of the American Society of Heating Refrigeration and Air-conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) and at the national level he’s involved with Technical Committee 7.6 - Building Energy Performance.
Mr. Chude has presented the benefits and challenges of deploying demand side management to small and large audiences, addressing the concerns of engineers, contractors, building owners, and individual consumers.
Ricson Chude holds a Master of Science in Engineering Management from California State Polytechnic University of Pomona, and a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the California State University of Los Angeles. He is a licensed Mechanical Engineer in the State of California and is recognized as a Certified Energy Manager (CEM), Certified Energy Auditor (CEA), and Certified Measurement and Verification Professional (CMVP) from the Association of Energy Engineers.
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