Peter is widely recognized as a global leader in energy efficiency and sustainable building system design. Peter founded Point Energy Innovations in 2014 and is it’s CEO and Chief Design Innovator. Before that he founded Rumsey Engineers in 1998 which was acquired by Integral Group in 2009. He served as Integral’s West Coast Director and Chief Technology Officer.
He has consulted to venture capital firms, successful start-ups and has worked worldwide: in North and South America, Europe, Asia and Africa. He has directed the design of 20 LEED Platinum Certified projects, 3 Living Building Challenge and 22 Net Zero projects. Peter has been responsible for many key innovations in energy efficient design and analysis, including pioneering the use of chilled beams, efficient outside air systems that eliminate reheat, radiant cooling systems, low pressure drop distribution systems and the use of guaranteed performance contracts for HVAC systems.
His designs include the world’s highest scoring LEED Platinum CI, the first certified Net Zero project, the world’s first LEED Platinum pre-certified data center, the first Net Zero laboratory, the first LEED Gold microchip manufacturing plant, the first radiant cooled building in India for Infosys, the high-profile greening of The Empire State Building, and the largest Zero-Energy public building in the U.S. One of his major areas of innovation is making green affordable – creating prominent examples of green buildings that are affordable and practical. In 2012 the Association of Energy Engineers named him “Renewable Energy Innovator of the Year.” His design of the Packard Foundation Net Zero HQ won ASHRAE’s prestigious Award of Engineering Excellence–only given 4 other times in ASHRAE’s 100-year history.