2013 40 Under 40: Brian Butler, 38

Associate Principal/Senior Mechanical Engineer, Interface Engineering, 
Portland, Ore.

05/14/2013


Brian ButlerBrian Butler, PE, LEED AP, 38

Associate Principal/Senior Mechanical Engineer, Interface Engineering,
 Portland, Ore.

University of North Carolina at Charlotte, BS Mechanical Engineering

With a passion for both sustainable design and the Pacific Northwest, Brian Butler leads a team of engineers in discovering innovative ways to achieve even greater energy efficiency and water conservation on all of his projects. Some of his projects include the design of mechanical systems for K-12 schools, university buildings, government facilities, and commercial centers in the areas of both sustainable system design and building commissioning. Most notably, Butler’s significantly contributed to renovating and expanding the University of Portland’s Shiley Hall, which achieved LEED Platinum. He then took his experience planning and constructing the university’s environmentally friendly building and helped novice engineers at the University of Portland strive for similar LEED achievement through a presentation titled, “Shiley Hall: Energy Strategies to Achieve LEED Platinum.” Outside of work, Butler volunteers his time as an ACE Mentor Program mentor, where he coaches and presents to students pursuing a career in the engineering field. Through his volunteer efforts, Butler hopes to impart in young engineers the importance of sustainability and creating eco-friendly solutions through design. When he is outside of the office, Butler often soaks in the Pacific Northwest through backpacking, skiing, and hiking.



No comments
The Engineers' Choice Awards highlight some of the best new control, instrumentation and automation products as chosen by...
The System Integrator Giants program lists the top 100 system integrators among companies listed in CFE Media's Global System Integrator Database.
The Engineering Leaders Under 40 program identifies and gives recognition to young engineers who...
This eGuide illustrates solutions, applications and benefits of machine vision systems.
Learn how to increase device reliability in harsh environments and decrease unplanned system downtime.
This eGuide contains a series of articles and videos that considers theoretical and practical; immediate needs and a look into the future.
Salary and career survey: Benchmarks and advice; Designing controls; Remote data collection, historians; Control valve advances; Hannover Messe; Control Engineering International
System integration: Best practices and technologies to help; Virtualization virtues; Cyber security advice; Motor system efficiency, savings; Product exclusives; Road to Hannover
Collaborative robotics: How to improve safety, return on investment; Industrial Internet of Things, Industrie 4.0: World views; High-performance HMI, Information Integration: OPC and OMG
This article collection contains several articles on the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and how it is transforming manufacturing.
PLCs, robots, and the quest for a single controller; how OEE is key to automation solutions.

Find and connect with the most suitable service provider for your unique application. Start searching the Global System Integrator Database Now!

Getting to the bottom of subsea repairs: Older pipelines need more attention, and operators need a repair strategy; OTC preview; Offshore production difficult - and crucial
Digital oilfields: Integrated HMI/SCADA systems enable smarter data acquisition; Real-world impact of simulation; Electric actuator technology prospers in production fields
Special report: U.S. natural gas; LNG transport technologies evolve to meet market demand; Understanding new methane regulations; Predictive maintenance for gas pipeline compressors
click me