James Woods, PE

Associate Principal, Senior Project Manager


MEP Engineering

I began my career in mechanical engineering because HVAC systems use the most energy in buildings, so it provides me the opportunity to have the greatest impact on sustainable outcomes. My experience has been centered around high-performance systems design, energy efficiency, renewable energy, and sustainable development. I have been responsible for project management, mechanical systems design, and energy and sustainability consulting. I specialize in the design of low impact buildings for a variety of market sectors including commercial, arts and culture, aviation, education, hospitality, and life sciences. I am excited about the environmental impact we can have via highly sustainable designs — energy efficiency, passive design, daylight, and an overall reduction in carbon emissions from building operation. I am also motivated by the impact we can have on the people for whom we design these buildings. 

My Flipside

Outside of work, I enjoy all the outdoor stuff! I am drawn to nature and made stops in Colorado and California along the way before settling in Portland.

I enjoy skiing, white-water kayaking, surfing, mountain biking, rock climbing, etc. In fact, I just got back from camping in the San Juan Islands.

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