Susanna Hanson, CEM, DGCP
Senior Principal Engineer
Trane Commercial North America
Susanna Hanson is an HVAC systems development engineer for Trane. Her specialties are chilled-water systems and energy codes. During her 25 years with Trane, Susanna has served in technical roles with diverse responsibilities, from TRACE development and support to chiller and system development. She is a Certified Energy Manager who helps the company achieve its science-based targets on sustainability and climate action and advises product development teams on future energy codes.
She speaks and writes primarily on HVAC systems, energy storage, energy codes, and systems applications. She is currently serving ASHRAE as chair of Standards committee and as Director and Chair of Region VI. She was a 12-year member of ASHRAE 90.1. She earned her engineering degree from the University of Florida, focusing on energy auditing, energy management and building energy and simulation techniques. Susanna holds six patents in the areas of HVAC system and control for chilled-water systems with thermal storage and geothermal elements.