Thomas (Tom) Phoenix is currently a Business Development Engineer with Mechanical Contractors, LLC, headquartered in Charlotte, NC. He is also currently an Instructor in the Architectural Engineering Department at North Carolina A&T State University. Previously, he was a Principal with CPL Architects & Engineers and Moser Mayer Phoenix Associates. He has a B.S. degree in engineering from NC State University. He is a Registered Professional Engineer in North Carolina and six other States and has over 35 years of experience in the design, operation, and maintenance of building mechanical and energy systems in commercial, educational, government, and medical office facilities.
Mr. Phoenix has been an active member of ASHRAE (American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers) since 1982, and was elevated to the grade of Fellow in 2011. He is an ASHRAE Presidential Member, having served as Society President in 2014-15. Mr. Phoenix is an ASHRAE Certified Building Energy Modeling Professional (BEMP) and is also an ASHRAE Distinguished Lecturer. He is an ASHRAE Foundation Trustee, was Co-chair of ASHRAE’s Task Force for Building Decarbonization in 2021-22, and is the immediate Past Chair of the Advanced Energy Design Guides Steering Committee.
Mr. Phoenix is also a Fellow with the Chartered Institute of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) in the United Kingdom.
Mr. Phoenix is active in his local community. He is a graduate of Leadership Greensboro, a member of the Leadership Greensboro Alumni Association and a past member of the Board of Trustees for the Greensboro Children’s Museum. He is a Charter Member and Past President of the Gate City Rotary Club. He also volunteered with the V Foundation for Cancer Research for 19 years as a Committee Chairman for the Jimmy V Celebrity Golf Classic.