Meet our founder
North Carolina Commissioning Services
| LEED Commissioning
| LEED Consulting | LEED administration
J. Thomas Foster, Jr.
PE, CxA, LEED ™ Accredited Professional
BS Industrial Engineering
NC State University
Raleigh, North Carolina
YEARS WITH FIRM: 17
YEARS IN INDUSTRY: 48
PE – North Carolina & South Carolina
CxA – Certified Commissioning Authority
LEED Accredited Professional
PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS & INDUSTRY INVOLVEMENT
USGBC (past NC State Chapter board member)
Building Commissioning Association (past President of the Southeast Region)
National Society of Professional Engineers
NC Society of Engineers Board
Professional Engineers of NC
PENC Commissioning Committee
Association of Energy Engineers
NC State Commissioning Committee
Tom Foster, Jr.
Commissioning Authority & Team Leader
Tom serves as our commissioning team leader and project manager for all projects, and handles all on site communications with owners and contractors. He is supported by a core group of experienced professional staff and is responsible for leading the development and implementation of all commissioning projects.
Tom’s experience is wide-ranging and includes design, installation, and commissioning oversight and review responsibility of over 100 projects. His practical approach has been utilized from system startup through development of operation and maintenance of programs for systems. He has worked with peer commissioning authorities, as well as in-house personnel, to provide commissioning services and clean room level test and balance verification resulting in high client satisfaction. Tom’s expertise includes designing, installing, and troubleshooting HVAC, DDC and EMCS control systems, understanding testing instrumentation, air and hydronic testing and balancing procedures, and development of functional test procedures and plans. Tom has developed long term client relationships and continues to maintain those relationships with owners through good communication skills and consistent project delivery methods.
Tom has extensive service engineering experience working with commercial and industrial service technicians on difficult functional problems. Tom’s vast design and estimating experience enable him to quickly evaluate cost effective and alternative solutions to technical problems.
Tom’s extensive work experience and proven leadership skills, along with his ability to foster teamwork, consistently complements our integration with owner's facilities teams.
Total LEED Certified Projects: 62
Certified – 16 Silver – 30 Gold – 15 Platinum – 1
Total LEED SF Commissioned: 4,819,557
Total Commissioned Projects: 186
Total SF Commissioned: 12,012,639