Meet Your Instructors (Design Course #2, Module 3)

Steve Kavanaugh, Ph.D., Fellow ASHRAE, Fellow ASME

Kavanaugh is a Professor Emeritus of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Alabama and owner of Energy Information Services.  He is the author HVAC Simplified (ASHRAE, 2006), primary author of Geothermal Heating and Cooling (ASHRAE, 2014) and primary author of Ground Source Heat Pumps (ASHRAE, 1997).  He has presented 160 GSHP and HVAC short-courses to 5000 attendees and numerous seminars at societal meetings. He publishes the quarterly, Outside the Loop: An Alternative Newsletter for Skeptics of Conventional HVAC and GSHP Wisdom. He maintains the informational and free software website, and has lived in a GSHP heated and cooled home for over 40 years. 




Lisa Meline, P.E. Principal

Ms. Meline is principal engineer and owner of Meline Engineering located in Sacramento, California.  She has over 30 years of mechanical engineering experience in the construction industry.

Ms. Meline is a licensed professional engineer and a Certified Geoexchange Designer.  She is a Past Chair of ASHRAE TC6.8, Geothermal Heat Pump and Energy Recovery Applications, Past Chair of IGSHPA’s Standards Committee, and serves on the Technical Committee for ANSI/CSA/IGSHPA C448.

Ms. Meline is an ASME Fellow and one of the founding members of the California Geothermal Heat Pump Association and its first lifetime member.