Hank Jackson has provided technical training and consulting services in the building systems / energy systems field since 1979. During a five year hiatus from his consulting engineering practice (1999 – 2005), he was department chair of Mechanical Engineering Technology at Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College in Asheville, North Carolina. That association led to his initial involvement in the BOC program, originally obtaining his credentials as an instructor in 2006. Since that time, Hank has served as lead BOC instructor for several community colleges across North Carolina as well as providing a Train-the-Trainers class for new BOC instructors. Most recently, he partnered with the Business & Community Services staff at Pellissippi State Community College to offer the inaugural BOC course in the State of Tennessee.
At his first position after graduating from college, Hank participated in fuel cell R&D work with a division of United Technologies in South Windsor, Connecticut. This work stimulated his life-long interest in the energy resources field. After a short stint of employment with the Lockheed-Georgia Company in Marietta, Georgia, he joined the staff of the Georgia Industrial Energy Extension Service program at the Georgia Institute of Technology. He later served as director of the program prior to embarking upon his private consulting engineering practice in 1985.
Hank has conducted more than 500 energy audits of commercial, institutional, and industrial facilities for a variety of clients. As an energy management consultant, he has provided training for numerous public electric and natural gas utilities across the country, including Florida Power and Light, Midwest Gas, Southern California Edison, and Niagara Mohawk Power. He has also traveled abroad to Jamaica and Central America to conduct energy audits and to provide technical training, including a lecture series in Spanish. In addition to energy audits and training, Hank also specializes in custom design of energy-efficient building HVAC and electrical systems for new construction and renovations.
Originally registered as a Professional Engineer in the state of Georgia, Hank currently practices in North Carolina. He is a member of ASHRAE and has been an ASHRAE Distinguished Lecturer since 2008. He is an approved sponsor of Continuing Professional Competency activities by the NC Board of Examiners for Engineers and Land Surveyors. Hank holds Bachelor (1974) and Master of Science (1978) degrees in Aerospace Engineering, both from the Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia.