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The Weidt Group's David Eijadi and Tom McDougall to retire, firm announces promotions

The Weidt Group® has announced that David Eijadi and Tom McDougall will be retiring from the firm in April. Throughout their tenure, The Weidt Group has grown to become one of the nation’s foremost energy software and consulting firms.

The Weidt Group® has announced that David Eijadi and Tom McDougall will be retiring from the firm in April. Throughout their tenure, The Weidt Group has grown to become one of the nation’s foremost energy software and consulting firms.

To continue Eijadi and McDougall’s leadership, The Weidt Group has named successors from within the company’s team of top industry talent.

Jason Steinbock, principal and senior energy analyst at the firm, will assume oversight of all business development efforts from Eijadi.

Steinbock joined The Weidt Group in 1998. His work includes providing comparative analysis services for high performance buildings, life-cycle analyses, daylighting systems and monitoring and analysis of completed buildings to verify that energy performance goals have been met. He also regularly speaks at industry conferences, including AIA Convention, Association of Energy Services Professionals (AESP) National Conference and the ASHRAE Winter Conference, and publishes papers with AESP and the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE). Steinbock is an ASHRAE (American Society of Heating, Refrigeration, and Air-Conditioning Engineers) Certified Building Energy Modeling Professional.

Jim Douglas will take over management of energy and design software services from McDougall.

Douglas also joined The Weidt Group in 1998 and currently works as director of operations. He has held many roles while at the firm, including energy specialist, project manager and operations manager for both utility and open market programs. Douglas served on the ASHRAE Standard 90.1 Energy Cost Budget subcommittee for many years as a voting member for Appendix G, which is the leading Energy Performance Standard for commercial, institutional and multi-family buildings. Douglas has been active in local and regional professional organization efforts, including serving as ASHRAE Twin Cities chapter president in 2008-09.

Eijadi, who joined The Weidt Group in 1992, is a well-regarded inventor, speaker, author and educator on the topics of daylighting, energy efficiency and change management. As an architect, researcher and inventor, he has contributed to the leading edge of many of today’s practices. Since joining the firm in 1987, McDougall has been an energy, daylighting and environmental design consultant for numerous award-winning projects. In his role, he has contributed to several energy guidelines, authored environmental building design publications, and regularly consults with major building manufacturers.