Proficient Blog

The Value of Air Economizers

Air Economizers Introduction Air economizers are required by the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC), yet their impact and value are somewhat abstract at first thought. How much energy and money do they actually save? Do economizers operate enough during the...

Coronavirus and HVAC systems

What is the impact of Coronavirus on the HVAC industry? Introduction This blog delves into the challenges this pandemic is levying on the HVAC industry now and in the future. Coronavirus (COVID-19) is believed to be transmitted through close person to person contact,...

Ventilation of Multi-Family

Should Mechanical or Natural Ventilation Be Used for Multi-Family Projects?     MECHANICAL VENTILATION            NATURAL VENTILATIONIntroduction This blog applies to the dwelling unit ventilation strategy for multi-family buildings that are four stories or greater in...

Using Smart Sensor Technology in Building Design

Have lights turned on automatically when you walk into a room? Does the air conditioner in the conference room turn on when a certain number of people enter the room? In today's world, spaces with motion and temperature "smart sensors" are common and generally improve...

Proficient Announces Knoxville Office

We are happy to announce that today we’re opening the doors to our Knoxville Office! Our Knoxville office is led by Thomas (Tommy) Wasmund, with additional support from our Atlanta office. The new office will be located at 6025 Brookvale Lane, Suite 202, Knoxville TN...

Welcome Tim & Diedrich!

Last month we added two new people to the PEI family – Tim Carroll & Diedrich Smay. Check out the bios below to learn a bit about two of our newest team members! Tim Carroll Tim is joining PEI as our BIM Manager. He attended...

Proficient is Growing!

Proficient Engineering now has TEN design teams. We are happy to continue to grow, and we trust our skilled engineers to lead. We still maintain our trusted small skill team approach, but we also have the capability to shift engineer power as needed for any size...

Welcome to the team, Tommy Wasmund!

We are pleased to announce the latest addition to our team – Tommy Wasmund! Tommy is a graduate of Georgia Tech, where he obtained his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering in 2011. He has worked on projects like the NOAA National Water Resource Center, Onelife Fitness -...

Welcome to the team, Dylan Bell! 

Welcome to the team, Dylan Bell! Dylan Bell - Plumbing Engineer PEI is excited to announce that our Plumbing department just added another player, Dylan Bell! Dylan recently graduated from Auburn University this past May. War Eagle! While he was still in college, he...