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Dave Huhn, P.E.

Dave started in the HVAC industry in 1994 with a large, Sacramento based Design-Build Mechanical Contractor while working towards a Bachelors degree in Mechanical Engineering from Cal State University Sacramento. He spent 14 years learning both the engineering and construction sides of HVAC systems including controls.

He went on to spend 12 more years with 3 different Consulting firms giving him a strong background in both Design-Build and Plan-Spec delivery methods. Along the way, he learned more about the design of Plumbing systems becoming the President of the Northern California chapter of ASPE.

In 2007, he started teaching the only MEP class offered at CSUS with the School of Construction Management. To date, over 700 students have taken his class and all of them have jobs in the construction industry.

While many in the industry key in on doing as little work as possible for the highest possible fees, he remains focused on providing viable system designs that fit into specific project budgets. After 26 years of working for others, he decided to start Huhn Consulting where the focus remains on providing maximum value to clients .

In addition to the engineering and design of HVAC and Plumbing systems, Dave also considers the service and maintenance implications of his designs. While it is important to meet the project budgets and owner requirements, it is equally important to listen to the people who will be maintaining the systems and making their jobs as streamlined as possible.

Dave is a licensed Mechanical Engineer in California and Arizona.


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