Bridgeland is a licensed architect and an energy engineer with Seventhwave, a nonprofit firm providing energy efficiency engineering, education, research, and program delivery. He provides high-performance building consulting to design teams and building owners, including project support through the ComEd Energy Efficiency Program new construction offering.
With experience in both the fields of architecture and engineering, he drives integrative, creative solutions that are supported by technical analysis and research. Before joining Seventhwave, Bridgeland worked at Rocky Mountain Institute in Boulder, CO, and before that at Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture in Chicago. He earned his master’s degree in engineering from Stanford University and received his master’s in architecture from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Seventhwave advances economic and environmental sustainability through research, engineering and education. A trusted nonprofit source of expertise, Seventhwave was founded in 1989 and has 40 employees in Madison, WI and Chicago. Qualifications include market research and characterization; program evaluation and field research to boost energy program savings; energy program design and implementation; and education for building professionals.
Seventhwave has expertise in determining the potential for energy savings in states and utility service areas and in designing programs and recommending technologies and approaches to help meet statewide energy efficiency goals. The Seventhwave project portfolio includes identifying the market share of technologies in a specific geographic area and more broad analysis of the market potential for a range of technologies and programs.