Emily Roland

At Go, Emily assists project teams on energy audits, utility measurement & verification, and commissioning projects. She brings a wealth of prior experience working with building owners, architects, construction teams, and other engineers to inform her perspectives.

Before joining our team, Emily spent a few years performing HVAC systems design for large commercial new construction and major renovation projects for schools, museums, offices, and libraries. Many of these facilities were pursuing or achieved LEED certification. Her design experience involved 3D modeling of HVAC systems, HVAC design calculations, equipment selection, and creating design documents like drawings and specifications. During this time, she was able to design systems such as, but not limited to steam, hot water, various air handling units, variable refrigerant flow (VRF), etc.

Emily has a BS and MS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Dayton with a focus in Renewable and Clean Energy. Her master’s thesis was about tidal electricity generation. In it, her team designed a man-made lake and channel connected to the ocean that would imitate real locations in the world that see a dramatic change in tide every day. The goal was to create a system that operated near its resonant frequency to maximize tide variation and generate electricity as the tides change through the use of a turbine.

One motto from Huxley’s novel Brave New World was “the more stitches, the less riches”. Emily disagrees with a passion! She strives to sew and knit to both mend and to avoid buying new. One huge recently completed project was a wide-scale production of reusable snack and food storage bags to replace the use of plastic storage bags. She made them as gifts and for her family and ended up with over 30 bags of various sizes. Emily loves going to parks with her daughter and husband. Past kid bedtime, strategy board games and playing D&D as a rogue Halfling named Seraphina also occupy her time.