Spinnaker Group Announces Executive Promotion -- Ernesto Collazo to Vice-President of Commissioning

West Palm Beach, FL (October 3, 2019) -- The Spinnaker Group
today announced the promotion of Ernesto Collazo to the
position of Vice-President of Commissioning. Collazo joined
the Spinnaker Group team in 2010, and has completed full
Building Commissioning services for more than 40 LEED
certified projects, with dozens more currently underway.
The appointment reflects Collazo’s record of leadership and
results throughout his tenure at The Spinnaker Group, as
well as his expertise in all areas of the company’s professional
services during the past decade. He will now be leading the
Commissioning and Energy Modeling Project Management
and Consultant teams for the company.

"Ernesto has had a tremendous impact on the success of The
Spinnaker Group as we enter our 16th year as one of the
premier sustainability consultants in the country. His real-world knowledge of Commissioning, Energy Modeling and LEED is unparalleled, and the respect he garners from colleagues and industry peers is off the charts," said Jonathan Burgess, Principal & President of The Spinnaker Group. "By putting Ernesto in the role of VP, we will see much tighter integration between our staff professionals, our architects, engineers and other consultants, resulting in further superior deliverables to our clients throughout the world."

Collazo has 35 years combined experience as a Mechanical Technician, Installer, Project Manager, HVAC Design Engineer and Commissioning Agent. This combination of in-the-field experience and engineering-design background enables him to have a keen sense of knowledge regarding every aspect of project Commissioning. Work on various types of projects -- including governmental, high-rise office and residential buildings, hotels and hospitals -- has given Ernesto the skill set required for advanced commissioning projects such as Palm Beach and Brevard School Districts, Torrey Pines Institute of Molecular Studies, college and university buildings, amongst others. Ernesto has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Jose Antonio Echeverria Higher Polytechnic Institute, and is fluent in English and Spanish.

Project Commissioning (Cx) is the process of assuring that all systems and components of a building are designed, installed, tested, operated and maintained according to the operational requirements of the owner or client. A Commissioning process may be applied not only to new projects, but also to existing units and systems subject to expansion, renovation or revamping.

As one of the most respected leaders in the green-building movement, the award-winning Spinnaker Group helps facilitate the delivery of the highest quality, sustainable building projects. Founded in 2003, the award-winning Spinnaker Group helps facilitate the delivery of the highest quality, sustainable building projects. Using an integrated team approach with a diverse range of clients, the firm has nearly 150 LEED Certified projects under its belt and more than 600 million sf of commissioned building space worldwide. In addition to tapping USGBC's LEED and other rating systems as anchors of its sustainable consulting services, Spinnaker's diverse team of design and construction professionals offer project management, energy modeling, fundamental and enhanced building commissioning, neighborhood planning, operations and maintenance consulting, indoor air quality testing, and life cycle analyses for all types of building projects.