Consultants / Subcontractors
Eric Johanson, P.E., LEED A.P., C.E.M. - Senior Engineer
Eric has worked for over 25 years in the energy field as a consultant and engineer. For 20 years he designed energy efficient mechanical and electrical systems and low water-use plumbing for new and existing buildings. He provided energy and economic analysis as well as design and construction management for the projects. Specialties included cost estimating, HVAC controls and renewable energy use, including solar and geothermal heat pumps. His clients include higher education, K-12 schools, and the National Park Service. Some of his projects have required LEED certification. Eric performed energy audits for 8 buildings at the University of Northern Colorado, and he provided an energy audit for a building for the Governorís Energy Office (GEO) / Xcel. He was the energy engineer on a performance contract to replace a Chiller at Regis University. He has also reviewed energy audits by ESCOs for Colorado municipalities for GEO, and he analyzed energy use for Colorado K12 schools.
Eric co-authored ďThe Sustainable Design Resource GuideĒ, published by AIA Denver, is a member of the Association of Energy Engineers and the American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Engineers. Eric has a BS from Northwestern University in chemical engineering. He is a licensed professional engineer (PE), a Certified Energy Manager (CEM), and a LEED accredited professional.
Curt Cheesman, Associate
Curt manages energy performance contracts for various public agencies through the Governor's Energy Office Energy Performance Contracting program. Having several years of experience working in the public sector, Curt has a thorough understanding of how municipalities function including financing mechanisms and capital improvement plans. He has secured numerous grants for energy performance contracting projects and has worked with several different financing mechanisms.
In addition to working with Trident, Curt is the Director of Facility Management and Recreation Department for the City of Lafayette. Curt has worked with the City of Lafayette to implement energy conservation and clean energy measures using a $1,200,000 energy performance contract and has also prepared an Energy Sustainability Master Plan for the City. He develops public communication and education activities related to energy and sustainability as public outreach. Curt is a member of the International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives (ICLEI), a committee member of 2008 Living Green Lafayette Festival, and is the City liaison for the Energy Sustainability Advisory Committee. Curt is also the owner of Enlighten Energy Consulting, Inc.
Amy Slaymaker, Technical Assistant
Amy supports projects, administrative, human resources, and facility needs of Trident Energy Services. Key areas of support include bookkeeping/accounting, database management, operations, HR/recruitment, and project coordination. Amy has experience as a Business Manager/Generalist for several small start-up companies. Prior to supporting small businesses, she was the Branch Manager for Kelly Scientific Resources overseeing multiple scientific staffing branches, servicing five states. Her Bachelor and Master degrees were in the sciences and she is currently pursuing an MBA in accounting and finance at Regis University.