Dan Tedrow

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Dan Tedrow



Main office location Portland, OR

Year started in industry 2008

Year started at Säzän 2020

Project types/specialty

K-12, Public

Dan is a project manager; a mechanical engineer licensed in California, Oregon, and Washington; and a commissioning agent with nearly twenty years of experience. Dan has a wide array of industry experience as a facilities owner and operator; a construction owner’s representative; a commissioning agent; an asset management expert; an HVAC design engineer; and an energy efficiency consultant. These experiences provide him with a unique perspective in the industry and the ability to forecast and solve challenging problems with practical solutions. Dan excels at existing building work and is known for his ability to dive into complex building systems and uncover energy-saving opportunities that improve performance. On new construction, Dan works hand in hand with the contractor, engineer, and owner team to minimize challenges through proactive project management to ensure the project is delivered per the project documents and that the system works from day one.

A California Polytechnic State University graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, Dan remains engaged in several industry organizations, including the American Public Works Association (APWA) and SAVE International. Besides being a registered engineer, Dan is a Project Management Professional through PMI Institute, a Certified Assessor with the Oregon Dept of Education, a Certified Inspector with Washington OSPI, and has his PG&E Existing Building Commissioning Certification.

While working for the U.S. Navy, Dan received awards, including the Meritorious Civilian Service Award and the NAVFAC SW Award for Technical and Professional Excellence. Unsurprisingly, he has an avid love for the water and spends much of his free time sailing aboard Resolute on the Columbia River and bringing clients aboard while racing in our local waters.

Dream job (if you weren’t working here!)?
Pro sailor for the Volvo Ocean race because it combines all the best things in life. Competitiveness, planning, fun.
Mountains, coast, or desert?
coast because I love the ocean
What would be the ultimate scientific discovery?
discovering how Excel can automatically spell-check my work
Best bit of advice you have ever received?
talk to everybody, from my father-in-law
Dream vacation?
Sailing around the world. It is the perfect combination of family, adventure, challenge, and engineering all in one.
Favorite project. Why?
Palmyra Atoll Facility Condition Assessment. The island is 1,000 miles south of Hawaii in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, with a runway made of coral built in WW2.