Francis (Bud) J. Offermann MSME, PE, CIH
• M.S. in Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University, Stanford, California (1985)
• B. S. in Mechanical Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, where, state (1976)
• Certified Industrial Hygienist Certification by the American Board of Industrial Hygiene.
Mr. Offermann is an active member of the indoor air quality committees associated with ASHRAE (Standard 62), AIHA, ACGIH, ASTM, ISIAQ, USGBC (LEED Program), and Cal-OSHA Indoor Air Quality Advisory Committee.
Mr. Offermann has 30 years experience as an IAQ researcher, sick building investigator, mitigation planner, healthy building design consultant, expert witness, technical author, and workshop instructor. He is president of Indoor Environmental Engineering, a San Francisco based IAQ consulting firm.
As president of Indoor Environmental Engineering, Mr. Offermann directs an interdisciplinary team of environmental scientists, chemists, and mechanical engineers in indoor air quality building investigations and healthy building design projects. Under Mr. Offermann's supervision IEE has developed both pro-active and reactive IAQ measurement methods and diagnostic protocols. He has been a recipient of State and Federal research grants regarding building air quality and ventilation field studies (e.g. EPA BASE study of IAQ in office buildings and schools), tracer gas techniques,in situ contaminant emission rate measurements, and the development of indoor air quality measurement instrumentation.
Prior to starting up Indoor Environmental Engineering, Mr. Offermann was a Staff Scientist with the Building Ventilation and Indoor Air Quality Program, Energy and Environment Division, Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory, Berkeley, CA.
Mr. Offermann developed and instructs, regularly, IAQ related professional development seminars including �Indoor Air Quality: Tools for Schools,� an EPA one day air quality management workshop for school officials, teachers, and maintenance personnel, and the Building Operator Certification (BOC) �Indoor Air Quality� Training Workshops, sponsored by the Northwest Energy Efficiency Council.
He has published extensively and lectured frequently on the subject of IAQ, ventilation, air cleaning, and product emission testing. He is both a licensed professional Mechanical Engineer and a Certified Industrial Hygienist.