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DLR Group adds mission critical leader

Parul Dubey on February 5, 2020 - in News, People

WASHINGTON D.C. —John Peterson, PE, LEED AP BD+C has joined DLR Group as the firm’s mission critical leader. He will lead integrated teams to design and deliver mission critical facilities for clients throughout the country. Peterson, who works out of DLR Group’s Washington D.C. office, is a licensed mechanical engineer, a Project Management Professional, a Certified Energy Manager, and a LEED Accredited Professional of Building Design + Construction with two decades of experience in the data center industry in detailed design, project management, and construction management. 

“Mission critical is one of the fastest growing project types in the United States, and John adds a great depth of proven expertise in this technical sector to support our ever-expanding portfolio of work,” said Principal Rodney Oathout, PE, CEM, LEED AP, global energy services leader. “He is a highly respected expert within the industry, presenting at national conferences and authoring numerous articles in industry publications, such as the ASHRAE, 7×24 Exchange and Mission Critical Magazine.”  

Peterson is also actively involved in the industry as a member of the ASHRAE Technical Committee 9.9 focused on mission critical facilities, technology spaces and electronic equipment. 

“Data centers are one of the most energy intensive building types, consuming five to six percent of the total U.S. electricity. Every data center update, or new design, is an opportunity to push for the latest in technologies and design to maximize efficiency while still providing scalable, flexible, maintainable, best-value facilities,” said Peterson. 

In addition to the mission critical/data center facilities, the DLR Group  offers expertise in building optimization, SMART Building Technology, commissioning, and renewable energy system design within their integrated design organization of architecture, engineering, planning, and interiors services.  Recent mission critical and energy projects include the EdgeCore Mesa Data Center Campus in Mesa, Arizona., the American Airlines Arena Solar Canopy in Miami, and the Mandalay Bay Solar Array in Las Vegas.  

About DLR Group
DLR Group is an integrated design firm delivering architecture, engineering, interiors, planning, and building optimization for new construction, renovation, and adaptive reuse. Our promise is to elevate the human experience through design. This promise inspires sustainable design for a diverse group of public and private sector clients; local communities; and our planet. DLR Group is 100 percent employee-owned and fully supports the initiatives and goals of the 2030 Challenge, and is an initial signatory to the China Accord and the AIA 2030 Commitment.

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