Jim Weaver, M.B.A., J.D., LEED AP BD+C

Energy Analysis Engineer

Jim Weaver
Vice President, Energy Analysis Engineer

Jim Weaver is Vice-President and is responsible for the Energy Division of DAE.


  • Bachelor of Science – Engineering University of Detroit 1987
  • Master of Business Administration – Finance Ball State University 2001
  • Doctor of Jurisprudence – Indiana University 2001

Achievements:  LEED AP BD+C – USGBC; Jim has been a keynote speaker and member of the American Society of Heating and Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers, National Association of Power Engineers, American Energy Engineers, Green Building Coalition, and the U.S. Green Building Council.

As Vice President of Energy, Jim provides energy analysis, preparing reports to support the management of energy used on a project, and implementing and executing special energy-related projects.  This includes identifying desirable sustainability initiatives; assess cost effectiveness, technical feasibility, impact and acceptance by the Client and Community. DAE’s Energy Team will monitor and analyze energy consumption and costs, oversee metering and energy monitoring programs, identify funding opportunities, coordinate energy retrofit projects and energy audits, including a retro-commissioning/monitoring-based commissioning process for facilities.

DAE establishes effective standards and procedures for the operation of HVAC, electrical, and mechanical systems, ensuring comfortable and efficient indoor environments.   Jim prepares energy and EPAct evaluations for a variety of clients nationwide. His extensive experience in a variety of energy projects (solar, wind, cogeneration, to name a few), combined with his background in engineering and business, ensures a quality end result for the client. He has over 25 years of hands-on experience identifying, implementing, and evaluating energy conservation measures.

Energy projects completed by Jim include:

Citizens Gas
Indianapolis, IN

Provided mechanical, electrical, plumbing construction management in renovation and construction of (3) facilities:  corporate headquarters, gas operations, dispatch and engineering.

Aleda E. Lutz VAMC – Building 6 – Energy Model
Saginaw, MI

Project Energy Analysis.  Provide building simulation to determine if modifications to the Aleda E. Lutz VAMC reduced energy costs sufficient to qualify for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) accreditation.  Determined renovations to the lighting, heating, air-conditioning and building envelope systems reduced energy consumption and cost by 24% and thereby qualify for 9 points toward LEED Silver accreditation.

JF Wild Building
Indianapolis, IN

Role:  Project Manager.  Renovation of the JF Wild Bank Building from office space to 58 apartments with office space downtown Indianapolis.  Systems include energy efficient water source heat pumps with outside air heat recovery, T8 fluorescent and light emitting diode (LED) lighting, backup generator, elevator upgrades, egress lighting and sprinklers.

Eloise Fuller Apartments
Mayfield, KY

Role: Energy Analysis.  Recommended $30,886 in lighting and HVAC improvements, which will save $8,040 in energy costs.

City of Lafayette
Lafayette, IN

Recommended (260) lighting, heating, ventilation, air-conditioning (HVAC), and building envelope improvements in (18) facilities: city hall, police and fire stations, transportation and community centers.  Energy cost payback of 4.9 years.

REI Real Estate Services
Indianapolis, IN

The 480,000 gross square foot has 26 total floors.  Assisted client identifying energy conservation measures, which will result in $134,357 per year of energy cost savings, and a 4.33 year payback.

Jasper County Demotte Public Library
DeMotte, IN

Assisted client in identifying, implementing, evaluating, and troubleshooting problems with energy conservation measures to upgrade their lighting, heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning systems.

Turkey Run State Park Inn
Marshall, IN

Assisted client in identifying energy conservation and environmental protection ideas for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification including, heating, ventilation, and air conditioning, lighting, water conservation, and alternative fuels.

Indiana Government Center
Indianapolis, IN

Assisted client in identifying 38 energy conservation measures, which will result in a 21% reduction in energy costs. Recommended on-site chilled water generation at Indiana Government Center-South, to save over $97,000/yr in energy costs at no additional cost.

Whiteland High School
Whiteland, IN

Assisted client in identifying, implementing, and evaluating energy conservation measures incorporate energy efficient and environmentally friendly materials in their facility addition for LEED certification.