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Manager - Architectural Consulting

Mr. Tvedten is Manager of the Architectural Consulting Service Department at PM Environmental, Inc. and has extensive experience with a wide array of third-party architectural evaluation services. He is responsible for project management and budgeting, staffing organization and senior review, value management, and maintaining client relations. He has nearly two decades of experience and has participated on projects around the U.S. His clients include national and regional lending institutions, equity investors, property managers, and building owners.

Areas of expertise

  • Principal Architect for third-party building evaluations
  • Architectural design & construction, sustainable architecture, green building
  • Extensive experience on green building design and construction
  • Extensive experience with real estate due diligence programs
  • Property Condition Assessments (PCA) of commercial, medical, industrial, and other facilities
  • Project Capital Needs Assessment (PCNA) for HUD Multifamily Accelerated Processing (MAP)
  • HUD Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) program
  • HUD Green Retrofit Program (GRP)
  • Capital Markets Partnership (CMP) Green Building Valuation
  • Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC)
  • Capital Needs Assessment (CNA) for Fannie Mae / Freddie Mac
  • Physical Needs Assessment (PNA) for USDA Rural Development
  • Phase I Environmental Site Assessments (ESA)
  • Accessibility surveys for Fair Housing Act (FHA), Section 504 Uniform Federal
    Accessibility Standards (UFAS), and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliance
  • Leadership In Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) rating systems including:
    Green Building Design + Construction (BD+C), Interior Design + Construction
    (ID+C), and Existing Buildings Operations & Maintenance (EBOM)
  • Certified LEED for Homes Green Rater
  • Certified Home Energy Rating System (HERS) Rater
  • Building shell / thermal envelope testing, e.g. blower door air infiltration testing
  • Energy conservation measures (ECMs) for existing buildings
  • ASHRAE Level I and II Energy Audits
  • Energy Star Portfolio Manager
  • Energy Policy Act of 2005 (EPAct 2005)
  • Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) Management
  • Construction Management and Loan Monitoring
  • Architectural Document & Cost Reviews, Project Status Reports
  • Asbestos containing building materials (ACBM)
  • Radon detection and mitigation techniques 

Education

Lawrence Technical University Bachelors of Science in Architecture
University of Michigan Masters in Architecture

Certifications

LEED Accredited Professional
LEED for Homes Green Rater
Home Energy Rating System (HERS) Rater
Licensed asbestos inspector in State of Michigan
Licensed radon measurement specialist
HUD MAP PCNA Training
ASTM PCA Training

Professional Activities

Secretary, U.S. Green Building Council West Michigan Chapter Board of Directors (2011-2014)
Advocacy, U.S. Green Building Council West Michigan Chapter Board of Directors (2010-2011)
U.S. Green Building Council Member 

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