Brad C. Cochran has over 25 years of experience conducting wind tunnel, analytical, and Computational Fluid Dynamic (CFD) modeling studies for laboratory, hospital, and data center ventilation design. He holds a BS and MS in mechanical engineering, an MBA, and a PE license (CO).
Brad’s many clients include Harvard, NIH, University of Texas Medical Center, Loyola University, Genentech, and the University of California. He was a key developer of the EPA-accepted Equivalent Building Dimensions concept, which makes generic dispersion models more site-specific.
In recent years, Brad has helped develop new design techniques to minimize the energy requirements for laboratory exhaust stacks through VAV technologies. He has successfully designed and employed VAV exhaust systems for more than 40 laboratories throughout the US, Canada, and the United Kingdom.
Brad has authored and presented papers on laboratory exhaust design for ASHRAE, the International Institute for Sustainable Laboratories (I2SL), LabWize, R&D Magazine, the International Facility Management Assoc., the Campus Safety, Health, and Environmental Management Assoc., the Real Property Institute of Canada, and the Air & Waste Management Association. Brad is the primary author of “Laboratory Exhaust Stack Design,” a chapter in the upcoming ASHRAE laboratory design guide.
In 2011, Brad became one of the first recipients of I2SL’s prestigious GO BEYOND Award for an individual for his outstanding contributions to the field of efficiency and sustainability in lab design.
Brad is a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, the American Wind Energy Assoc. and its Small Turbines Committee, a member and Distinguished Speaker of I2SL, ASHRAE, a voting member of ASHRAE’s Technical Committee 9.10 Laboratory Systems and a corresponding member of its Technical Committee 4.3 Laboratory Systems.