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George Hu, P.E., LEED AP

Founder & President

George is the principal of AWE. He has been leading a team of mechanical, electrical, plumbing/fire protection and energy modeling engineers for the company’s MEP/FP engineering practice since he founded the company in 2007.

George is a mechanical engineer by training. He specializes in engineering HVAC systems for buildings of many types. He has over 20 years of experience in the field of HVAC systems engineering and analysis, including geothermal HVAC systems, or ground source heat pump (GSHP) systems. He has developed his expertise through extensive experience with the engineering of HVAC systems large and small, residential, institutional, laboratories, health-care, pharmaceutical, libraries, municipal and corporate facilities, for both public and private clients.

Before founding AWE, George spent ten years as a HVAC project engineer and project manager at engineering firms in the Boston area. He has worked closely with architects, building owners / property managers and developers on many projects both large and small, and seen each of them through from conceptual design, through construction and to building occupancy. George’s engineering thoroughness and his analytical capabilities in finding the right engineering solution and in resolving engineering issues are reflected in his leadership of the engineering practice today, resulting in very successful project results and satisfied clients.

George is a professional engineer registered in Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont, Maine, Pennsylvania, and New York. He is a member of the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE), and a LEED accredited professional by the U.S. Green Building Council. He is also a Certified GeoExchange Designer (CGD) by The Association of Energy Engineers and International Ground Source Heat Pump Association (AEE / IGSHPA).

George holds a Master’s degree of Science in Building Technology from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He also had a Master’s degree of Mechanical Engineering, specializing in Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD), from the University of Delaware. George obtained his Bachelor’s degree of Engineering from Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics where he majored in aircraft design and applied mechanics.

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