Jared Higgins, PE, CEM, CPMP, GGP, is a Principal and member of the Mechanical Team in Parkhill’s MEP / Structural Sector. He is a leader in mechanical systems design and energy services, which includes energy modeling, building commissioning, and energy policy and codes. Through his expertise, Higgins initiated the Energy Services Group within Parkhill to begin providing these services as well as assist with regional education in the trend of energy policy, energy codes, and the role that Net Zero building design will have in the very near future. Higgins is an advocate of the Association of Energy Engineers (AEE) and the advancement of energy awareness. He initiated the local West Texas Chapter and served as the inaugural president. Currently, he is serving as the national vice president of the association. Higgins also serves with the American Society of Heating Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) and writes a monthly column on energy modeling for the journal. He has articles published in the ASHRAE Journal, Journal of Energy Engineering, and in Strategic Planning for Energy and the Environment. Higgins was a member of the Department of Defense Education Activity’s energy and sustainability committee that drafted the energy and commissioning guidelines for future projects. In 2011, Higgins was chartered as a Legend in Energy and in 2012, was named the Young Energy Engineer of the Year for Region IV by the Association of Energy Engineers. In 2014, Higgins was named to Building Design + Construction Magazine’s Top 40 Under 40 professionals in the design and construction industry as well as CFE Media’s Engineering Leaders Under 40. The Lubbock Chamber of Commerce also named Mr. Higgins one of the 20 under 40 young professionals of Greater Lubbock.