Wesley D. Sherer founded Sherer Consulting Engineers, LLC in July of 2020 and opened his first office shortly thereafter in Orange Beach, Alabama. Mr. Sherer has close to 20 years' experience working in the building design and construction industry and has a B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering (2003) from the University of Alabama. He has professional engineering licenses in Alabama, Florida, Mississippi, Georgia, Tennessee, Louisiana, Kentucky, Nevada and with the NCEES. Mr. Sherer is also an ACG Certified Commissioning Authority (CxA).
Sherer Consulting Engineers is a full-service mechanical engineering firm that specializes in the design, commissioning, and/or analysis of HVAC, plumbing, and fire suppression systems for commercial, government and institutional buildings (new construction and renovations).
Mr. Sherer opened his own office in 2020 after working at consulting firms in Prattville, AL (11 years), Las Vegas, NV (2 years), as well as Hopkinsville, KY (3.5 years).
Mr. Sherer has extensive experience in innovative, energy efficient HVAC systems, such as Variable Refrigerant Flow (VRF) technology, geothermal (ground-source heat pump) systems and applied hydronic systems. He began designing VRF systems in Kentucky and Tennessee in 2004 when the technology was still in its infancy in the U.S. Since then, he has been involved in dozens of VRF projects throughout the country, ranging in size, including the first new K-12 school in the U.S. conditioned entirely by VRF systems, which was completed in early 2007 in Kentucky.
Mr. Sherer has been involved in the design of multiple ground-source heat pump projects in Alabama, Kentucky and Nevada. He was the engineer-of-record for a 70-ton lake-source system in Wadley, Alabama that was featured in the April 2018 issue of the ASHRAE Journal. Ground-source heat pump systems use the ground or surface water as a heat source or sink, depending on the time of year and the demand in the building.
Mr. Sherer has also successfully designed and commissioned many applied hydronic HVAC systems for buildings, which includes the use of chillers, boilers, pumps, piping, air handling units, VAV boxes, fan coil units, energy recovery, building automated systems / DDC, etc. Great care must be taken to ensure that these systems are properly sized, designed, constructed, and implemented.
American Society of Heating, Refrigeration & Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE)
American Society of Plumbing Engineers (ASPE)
National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE)
AABC Commissioning Group (ACG)
United States Green Building Council (USGBC) Mr. Sherer served as the chair of the Central Alabama branch of USGBC from 2013-2015 and also served on the State of Alabama chapter board from 2013 – 2017, in which he served as Vice Chair, as well as Co-Chair his final year.