John M. Swift, Jr., PE, CEM, LEED
With over 20 years of experience in mechanical systems design and construction, John Swift is responsible for advancing Cannon Design’s engineering practice, leading strategic initiatives throughout New England as well as serving as a national design leader. Current work includes a 140,000 sf Student Recreation Center targeted for LEED Gold certification for Worcester Polytechnic Institute; a 400,000 sf Biotechnology Research Laboratory for the King Faisal Specialist Hospital in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia; and a net-zero-energy Lower School Building at the Bullis School in Potomac, MD.
Swift is a member of the American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE), the National Fire Protection Association, and the American Society of Hospital Engineers. He is the editor of the ASHRAE GreenGuide, the vice-chair of ASHRAE TC 2.8 Building Environmental Impacts and sustainability, and the chair for the proposed ASHRAE SPC 191 Standard on Water Efficiency. He is an NIH reviewer for the recent ARRA laboratory funding submissions and was on Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick’s Net Zero Energy Task Force. A well-recognized speaker in professional forums, Swift presented “Air Distribution Strategy Impact on Operating Room Infection Control” and “The ASHRAE GreenGuide: One Means of Establishing a Link Between Sustainable Design Practitioners” at the CLIMA 2007 – WellBeing Indoors Conference in Helsinki, Finland.