Olivier Brouard

Energy Engineer & Sustainability Advocate | Manager | Consultant

San Francisco, CA


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Passionate about Energy and Sustainability to fight Climate Change, I developed an international experience over 13 years in the US and Europe and increased thought leadership roles to provide clients with energy-efficient, cost-effective and problem-solving measures in the building sciences industry. I am looking forward to expanding my role in a management consulting firm to impact the sustainable strategy growth of businesses and accelerate client’s environmental transformation practices toward carbon neutral. Professional Mechanical Engineer (PE) holding a M.A. from ESA (Paris, France), a M.E. from ENSAM Paris Tech (Paris, France), a HVAC and Data Analytic | Visualization certificates from UC Berkeley (Berkeley, USA) Proven tracked record excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication ability with strong emphasis on listening and can deal with a wide range of audience from C-Suite to staff level and able to work in a fast-paced changing environment. Fluent in French and English

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Energy modelling
Building Performance
Energy Efficiency
Renewable Energy
Data Analysis
Mechanical Engineering
Environmental Engineering
Daylighting Modelling
Energy Plus
Open Studio
Microsoft Pack Office
Autodesk CFD
LBNL Therm
LBNL Window
LBNL Optics
Open Foam
Hubspot CRM
Problem Solving
Team Management
Project Management
Team Leadership
Critical Thinking
Entrepreneurial Drive
Management Consulting
Customer Success Management
Professional Engineer
Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design
User Comfort
Work experience

Jan 2020 - Present

Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM)

Consultant Engineer, Sustainability Engineering, PE, LEED AP BD+C

Dec 2006 - Aug 2020

Multiple Clients

Environmental Consultant | Professor

Customer Success Manager | Atlanta, USA | Jul 2020 - Aug 2020 + Company: Cove.tool + Website: https://www.cove.tools/ + Industry: Architecture & Planning + Mission: Drive customers strategic engagement, adoption and satisfaction to optimize users experience with the release of new products features and functionality. Fight climate change by helping architects, engineers, contractors and developers using a data driven design through automation and cost optimization Lecturer, Guest Reviewer | Raleigh, USA | Sep 2014 - Dec 2019 + Company: North Carolina State University + Website: http://ncsu.edu + Mission: Teach integrated Sustainability Engineering and Net-Zero Carbon lectures to 80 students of the ARC 503-Advanced Architectural Studio Tall-Building Design studio. Review with the multi-disciplinary jury the students work of the Fall design semesters Environmental Engineering Consultant | Paris, France | Apr 2012 - Aug 2012 + Company: Elements Ingenieries + Website: http://www.rfr-elements.com/ + Industry: Renewables & Environment + Mission: Review buildings low-carbon passive strategies to reduce carbon footprint and manage the development and creation of the Marketing brochure with the CEO and increase revenue generation Environmental Engineering Consultant | Paris, France | Sep 2011 - Feb 2012 + Company: Ecotemis (Start-up) + Website: https://twitter.com/ecotemis + Industry: Renewables & Environment + Mission: Design integrated solutions as part of the building shading and glazing system enclosure. Develop the design of a Building Integrated Photovoltaic (BIPV) Marketing brochure with the CEO to increase revenue generation Digital Design Professor | Paris, France | Aug 2010 - Sep 2011 + Company: ACTH / ADIG + Website: http://www.acth.fr + Industry: Professional Training & Coaching + Mission: Provide digital courses to students and industry professionals (Autocad, Rhino, 3dsMax, Vray Renderer, Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign)


Oct 2015 - Jan 2020

Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP (SOM)

Associate, Sustainability Engineering Team Leader, PE, LEED AP BD+C

+ Build and lead the San Francisco Sustainable Engineering Studio, an innovative High Performance Design department integrated in a multi-disciplinary firm with annual revenue of $250M + Co-lead the West Coast Climate Action Committee to advance sustainable developments, support decarbonization strategies, reduce projects GHG emissions and support the transition toward a zero-carbon economy + Manage project schedules, build staffing work plans, develop proposals and communicate vision goals to senior partnership and executive suite to validate scope and set short deadlines priorities + Create and manage a team of analysts and scientists to reinforce firm-wide environmental engineering design practice streams in delivering and documenting high performance design strategies related to LEED NC & CS green rating + Oversee decarbonization strategy analysis and ensure timed project deliverable (LCA, LCCA, simulation models) to owner occupied, governmental, developer clients and top executives + Compute and run data analytics to graphically inform quantitative results and provide a story telling approach to client's goals: energy, user comfort (visual, thermal, ventilation), water, carbon footprint and renewable + Translate complex data analysis results into clear understandable insights and presentations for non-technical audiences + Lead the development and implementation of an internal sustainability and green building training curriculum through lectures to junior staff, white paper research, technical, visual memoranda and presentations to clients and the firm’s Executive Committee + Partner with Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL), Pacific Energy Center (PEC), Center for the Built Environment (CBE) to focus on energy efficiency researches and publish building performance and user comfort articles


Feb 2014 - Oct 2015

Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP (SOM)

Senior Sustainability Engineering Specialist, LEED AP BD+C

+ Develop holistic sustainability road-maps and carbon-related methodologies at various analytical scales (Urban, Building, Enclosure) + Create and implement a firmwide multidimensional visual interface (javascript/d3) to strategically showcase 50% building energy cost reduction from parametric energy modeling simulations outputs + Lead and implement internal firmwide sustainability trainings to teach building environmental science to 500 employees + Coordinate a team of 50 employees focusing on the AIA 2030 Commitment to accelerate the firmwide data collection toward carbon neutrality + Develop with Tableau software a front-end graphic interface to visualize firm-wide project’s energy use and track energy savings milestones toward neutral carbon


Oct 2012 - Jan 2014

Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP (SOM)

Building Performance Analyst

+ Develop whole-building energy model efficiency strategies and responsive design measures (active, passive and renewable) to reduce carbon emission by 40% + Design a dynamic dashboard for the C-level suite using Business Intelligence (Tableau) to track projects sustainability goals + Partner with View Dynamic Glass to successfully implement a Smart Windows technology into an office high-rise building to improve indoor user wellness by 50% + Perform parametric and detailed simulation analyses for evaluating advanced building systems and technologies that inform architectural design decisions including whole building energy modeling through transient analysis based on hourly climate data (Source: DOE) + Evaluate and compare HVAC systems related to climate data to reduce heating and cooling loads + Run Photovoltaic (PV) calculations, life-cycle-cost studies, indoor and outdoor computational fluid dynamics, PMV comfort assessment, airflow modeling, dew point calculations, façade performance analyses, 2D thermal transfer finite element calculations, solar radiation, shading, daylighting, and glare analysis + Compute UTCI (Universal Thermal Comfort Index) on 3D models with computational fluid dynamic (CFD) simulations to evaluate human individual's thermo-physiological stress responses to the atmospheric environment

Mar 2007 - Jul 2010

Agences Elizabeth et Christian de Portzamparc

Senior Architect

+ Multicultural work experience with engineers, architects and consultants, in Skyscrapers design, Sustainable design, Architectural and Urban design, Digital design (CAD-3D modeling, renderings). Selected project highlights: + Riverside Center | Waterline Square | New York, USA Developed the Design and coordinated the development of five high rise buildings from the Concept Design, to the Construction Development drawings phase. Multi-used program including Residential, Retails, and Cultural Center. Gross Floor Area: 3,000,000 sf - Client: Extell Development. Built. + One57 Tower | South Central Park | New-York, USA Developed the Design and coordinated the develoment of a high rise building of 1000' tall (300m), from the Concept Design to the Construction Development drawings phase. Mixed-used program including a luxury Hotel (Hyatt) and Residential apartments. Gross Floor Area: 800,000 sf - Client: Extell Development. Built. More info: www.one57.com


Jan 2006 - Jun 2006

Ateliers Jean Nouvel


+ Periodically segmented work experiences collaborating with engineers, architects and consultants, on big scale architectural conceptual competition projects, digital design (CAD-3D modeling, renderings) and on building construction sites Projects selected highlights: + Landmark Project | Beirut, Lebanon | 2003 Worked within an international team to deliver a large mixed-use project during an intensive competition. The mixed-use center includes a high rise 42 storey tower, a cinema, a health club, retails and a business center. - Budget: 150,000,000$ - Client: Landmark SAL and Millenium development + Montpellier City Hall | Montpellier, France | 2003 Worked on the City Hall layout plans during the Schematic Design phase within a cultural international team. Net Floor Area: City hall : 27,800 sq.m - Client: Ville de Montpellier, SERM. Budget: 130,000,000€ HT. Status: Built (2011) + Les Halles Master Planning District | Paris, France | 2004 Worked on facilities, public space, gardens, retail program CAD drawings during the Competition phase within a cultural international team. - Client: SEM centre, City of Paris.-Status: Competition + Quai Branly Museum | Paris, France | 2006 Assisted and managed in the coordination and supervision of several zones of the building site in structural, mechanical, electrical, plumbing, lighting Design. Conducted meetings with client in order to meet daily deliverable under tight deadlines. Building work: (excluding special foundations) December 2002 to June 2006 - Gross Building Area: 76,500 sq.m. - Client: Direction des Travaux de l'Etablissement Public du Musée du Quai Branly (EPMQB). - Construction cost: 200,000,000€ HT- Status: Built (2006)


2018 - 2018

UC Berkeley

Professional Certificate, Data Analytics & Visualization

+ VBA, Python, Pandas, Numpy, Matplotlib, Plotly, API interractions, SQL database management, MySQL, Mongo DB, Web visualization in HTML, CSS, Javascript, d3.js, Bootstrap, Tableau (Business Intelligence), Machine Learning, Big Data Analytic (Hadoop)

2013 - 2014

UC Berkeley

Professional Certificate, Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning Refrigeration(HVAC&R)

14 Semester Credit units: + HVAC System Load Calculations and Psychrometry, HVAC System Design Considerations, HVAC Ductwork and Piping Systems, HVAC Control and Energy Management Systems, Building Design Envelope, Building Commissioning for LEED, Indoor Air Quality, HVAC, and Green Building

2010 - 2011

ENSAM Paris Tech

Master of Engineering, Mechanical & Environmental Sciences

+ Thesis: How does the energy consumption of an office tall building can be influenced by the facade design. Experimental Engineering protocol applied in a sub-maritime tropical climate in Fuzhou, China, ASHRAE Climate Zone 2A, Magna Cum Laude

2001 - 2006

Ecole Speciale d'Architecture (ESA)

Master of Architecture, Architectural Engineering

+ Thesis: Urban Master Planning and Architecture renovation of Front de Seine (Paris, 15th) 70's district, Summa Cum Laude

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