ASEA Board Member
James Shwe is a consulting mechanical engineer of over 35 years experience. He has been registered as a professional engineer in California for over 25 years and is also a LEED Accredited Professional. He has been a principal at Maroko & Shwe Incorporated, a fifty plus years old consulting engineering firm in the Los Angeles area for 20 years.
He has designed mechanical, plumbing and fire protection systems for a large number of schools. He has also designed a large number of medical facilities where the indoor environmental quality is very demanding and is certified by ASHRAE as a Healthcare Facility Design Professional.
He has also designed many industrial, governmental, and commercial projects including a large number of acoustically sensitive performing arts theaters. He has successfully applied his extensive experience in energy efficiency indoor environmental quality and acoustics to educational facilities. He was the lead mechanical consultant for LAUSD in their successfully completed S 10 Billion bond new school construction project and made substantial contributions in the areas of sustainability with emphasis on energy efficiency and indoor environmental quality.
He established the HVAC standards for K-12 school science laboratories and kitchens. He also authored the study for LAUSD regarding the interrelationships between the cost, energy efficiency and acoustics of classroom HVAC systems. This study is still published on the LAUSD website. He is currently working on the last new high school under construction for LAUSD. South Region New High School #8. He is also currently involved as the mechanical engineer of record in the modernization and expansion of the Beverly Hills High School.