Henderson Building Solutions welcomes Chris Christian to their Dallas office, where he will lead the local commissioning team and help grow their presence in the Dallas market. Henderson Building Solutions is a subsidiary of Henderson Engineers, a national engineering firm.

Christian has specialized in startup and service, what is now known as commissioning, for more than 30 years. In this time, he’s helped clients understand and implement strategies to manage energy, controls, and building systems performance.

“Commissioning isn’t just a service or a check box,” said Christian. “Constructing a building is a risk. Commissioning, as it is intended, is a risk management strategy. Because the value of commissioning is recognized by all members of the project team, we have the unique opportunity to build relationships and long-term partnerships with clients.”

In his previous role, Christian investigated and formulated energy improvement plans for his clients. It was then up to the client to figure out how to implement the information he provided. What drew Christian to Henderson Building Solutions is that they participate beyond the planning phase to assist clients in implementing these strategies.

“Our goal is to be the first in and the last out on all our projects,” he stated. “I joined Henderson because we are the first call for advice and a partner through implementation. The operational costs of a facility outweigh the upfront costs four-to-one. Henderson’s focus on a building’s life – not just the initial design – sets us apart in the industry.”

Over the course of his career Christian has worked as a performance specialist with Johnson Controls, a senior technical lead for NV5, and most recently, a senior energy engineer for Abraxas Energy Consulting.

“We are excited about the depth of experience Chris brings to the team,” said David DeBiasse, general manager of Henderson Building Solutions. “His certifications and network will help us expand our ability to support clients in the Dallas market.”

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