RICHARD R. VAILLENCOURT. P.E. LEED AP – Senior Associate
Owner of Canterbury Engineering, Mr. Vaillencourt has degrees in both mechanical and electrical engineering and has over 40 years of practical experience as a designer and project manager in electrical construction, an industrial plant engineer, an industrial corporate energy manager and worked for several ESCOs. Since 1989 he has provided engineering review services for many electric utilities, e.g., Green Mountain Power, Cape Cod Light Compact and Star in support of their customer incentive programs as well as site inspections for verification purposes. He has presented several papers at the World Energy Engineering Congress over the years and has authored the book Simple Solutions to Energy Calculations, now in its fifth edition. Mr. Vaillencourt has also been published in Energy Engineering, Strategic Planning for Energy and the Environment and Energy User News. He has also taught Building Operator Certification classes in facility electrical systems, energy conservation techniques, efficient lighting fundamentals, HVAC systems and HVAC controls.
Mr. Vaillencourt and his company have performed energy evaluations at a number of military bases and research facilities including CIA headquarters, Langley, Va., Naval Undersea Warfare Center, Newport, R.I., Redstone Arsenal, Huntsville, Ala., U.S. Naval Support Activity facility, Naples, Italy, Carderock Naval Surface Warfare Center, West Bethesda, Md., Aberdeen Proving Ground, Aberdeen, Md., Philadelphia Navy Yard, Fort Story, Va. and Fort Eustis, Va.
They have also performed energy evaluations at commercial and industrial locations such as the John Hancock Center, Boston, Organichem, Renssalaer, N.Y., Pfizer, Groton, Conn., Bayer Pharmaceuticals, West Haven, Conn., Durham Manufacturing, Durham, Conn. and InteliCoat, Inc., South Hadley, Mass. They have done similar evaluations for hotel and hospitality industry facilities including The Four Seasons and Maritime Hotel, New York City, Ramada Inn, Hartford, Conn., Sheraton Harborside, Portsmouth, N.H., Marriott, Albany, N.Y., Marriot, Tampa, Fla., Georgetown (Mass.) Country Club, and The Hartford (Conn.) Club.
Mr. Vaillencourt has also performed energy savings warranty review and approval for insurance for the energy savings developed from an audit.