James K. Vallort

LEED AP, CBCP, CSDP, CEM, EBCP
Managing Director

Jim Vallort has a strong background in project management, commissioning of building systems, leading and developing teams and supervising field personnel.  He has worked with numerous high-profile clients across the United States.

Publications/Presentations

  • “10 Keys to Monitoring-Based Commissioning Success.” Building Operating Management magazine. October 2019.
  • “Intelligent Buildings” and “Primary Heating/Cooling Control Strategies and How to Maximize Savings.” ASHRAE Wisconsin Chapter. May 2019.

  • "Building Automation System Master Planning, Intelligent Buildings and Primary Heating/Cooling Control Strategies to Maximize Savings." ASHRAE Nebraska Chapter. April 2019.
  • “Intelligent Buildings: Technology Is Changing What Is Possible in the Built Environment" and two other presentations in Kuala Lumpur. Malaysia Green Building Federation. February 2019.
  • Intelligent Buildings: Technology Is Changing What Is Possible in the Built Environmentand two other presentations in Hong Kong. ASHRAE. February 2019.
  • “Intelligent Buildings: Technology Is Changing What Is Possible in the Built Environment.” ASHRAE Region IX 2018 Chapters Regional Conference. August 2018.
  • Intelligent Buildings Technology Is Changing What Is Possible in the Built Environment" and two other presentations in Manila. ASHRAE. June 14, 2018.
  • Intelligent Buildings Technology Is Changing What Is Possible in the Built Environment" and one other presentation in Singapore. ASHRAE. June 14, 2018.
  • “How Technology and Automation Are Changing the Built Environment.” ASHRAE Kansas City. January 2018.
  • Intelligent Buildings Technology Is Changing What Is Possible in the Built Environment" and one other presentation in Greece and Cyprus. ASHRAE Hellenic Chapter. May 4-6, 2017.
  • Intelligent Buildings Technology Is Changing What Is Possible in the Built Environment” and three other presentations in multiple India cities. ASHRAE. April 3-7, 2017.
  • "Intelligent Buildings Technology Is Changing What Is Possible in the Built Environment." Presentation at ASHRAE Long Island Chapter. March 14, 2017.
  • "Primary Heating/Cooling Plant Strategies & How to Maximize the Energy & Financial Savings." Presentation at ASHRAE Tucson Chapter. March 8, 2017.
  • Intelligent Buildings.” Presentation at ESD Intelligent Building Boot Camp. November, 2016.
  • "Automation Master Planning and Intelligent Buildings." ASHRAE St. Louis. September 2016 
  • “Automation Master Planning and Intelligent Buildings.” ASHRAE Corpus Christi and McAllen, Texas Chapters. March 2016.
  • “Intelligent Buildings: How Technology is Changing What is Possible in the Built Environment.” 23rd HVACR Expo & Conference. Pakistan. March 2016.
  • “Primary Heating / Cooling Plant Strategies and How to Maximize the Energy Savings.” Programa Brasileiro de Eliminação COS. Rio de Janeiro. February 25, 2016
  • “Achieving a Green Data Center: More than a Good Design Is Needed.” ASHRAE Madison Chapter. Presentation. January 11, 2016.
  • "Greening Your Data Center." ASHRAE. Rocky Mountain Keynote. April 2015.
  • "New Tomorrows for Today's Buildings: Existing Building Commissioning." ASHRAE. Webcast. April 2015.
  • “The impact of standards on the design process.” Executive keynote guest. ACEC / CAMEE. October 2014.
  • “Industry Update: Engineering and consulting: the same or different.” Executive keynote guest. ASHRAE. August 2014.
  • “Industry Update: Commissioning and the link to energy savings.” Executive keynote guest. ASHRAE. August 2014.
  • “Effective Best Practices for Successful Building Systems commissioning.” Session Chair. ASHRAE Winter Conference. New York. January 2014.
  • “Codes & Standards – LEED Anticipated Changes.” Consulting-Specifying Engineer. March 2012.
  • “Will Data Centers Help the Smart Grid or Will the Smart Grid Help Data Centers?” CSE webcast. February 2011.
  • “Positive Performance.” Digital Magazine. September 2010.
  • “Positive Performance - A systematic approach to mechanical system upgrades.” Health Facilities Management. September 2010.
  • “LEED & Retro-Commissioning.” USGBC Chicago Chapter. Chicago, Illinois. April 2010.
  • “How LEED & Retro-Commissioning Credits Produce Energy Savings.” 33rd World Energy Engineering Congress. Washington, District of Columbia. December 2010
  • “Retro-Commissioning – The Process and the Benefits.” ASHRAE Summer Conference. Albuquerque, New Mexico. June 2010.
  • “Commissioning Mission Critical Data Centers – Data vs. Dorm.” ASHRAE Summer Conference. Albuquerque, New Mexico. June 2010.
  • “Ensuring the Performance of Your UFAD System: TAB, Return Air and Humidity Control Best Practices.” ASHRAE Winter Conference. Orlando, Florida. January 2010.
  • “ASHRAE Expected To Toughen HVAC, Lighting, And Exterior Requirements In 2010 Version Of 90.1.” Building Operating Management. June 2009.
  • “ASHRAE’s New Standard for High Performance Buildings.” Building Operating Management. June 2009.
  • “Green Building Require Commissioning.” Building Operating Management. June 2009.
  • “Commissioning Mission Critical Systems.” Consulting Specifying Engineer. May 2009.
  • “Real World Case Studies of Underfloor Air Distribution (UFAD).” ASHRAE Summer Conference. Louisville, Kentucky. June 2009.
  • “Retro-Commissioning” Illinois Chapter ASHRAE Meeting. Chicago, Illinois. May 2009.
  • “Commissioning Mission Critical Systems.” CSE Magazine. Co-written by Bob Weber. May 2009.

Awards

  • Excellence in Engineering, ASHRAE Illinois Chapter, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Veterinary Medicine Campus, 2014

  • Andrew T. Boggs Exceptional Service Award. ASHRAE. 2013

  • Society level Distinguished Service Award. ASHRAE. 2001
  • Society level Certificate of Appreciation. ASHRAE. 1995, 1999, 2004
  • Excellence in Engineering Award. ASHRAE: Illinois Chapter. 1999
  • Energy Engineer of the Year Award. Association of Energy Engineers (AEE): Chicago Chapter. 1998