Head of the Technical Committee
If there’s one name that’s synonymous with technical standards in the commissioning industry, it’s Paul Chasteauneuf.
Embarking on his career with AE Smith in 1982 as a refrigeration mechanic, Paul quickly developed a passion to further his engineering knowledge. Working on large commercial building air conditioning systems sparked his curiosity with the inner workings and components that make up the systems. Through the encouragement and guidance of other industry leaders of the time, he pursued further education, gaining his Certificate of Technology in 1989 from RMIT, and an Associate Diploma-Air Conditioning in 1995.
In 1997 Paul attained his NEBB TAB certification, followed by his NEBB BSC certification in 2004. His NEBB accreditation led him to serve as Technical Chair on the Victorian EEB Committee, and NEBB Australia from 2006 to 2020. In 2000, he wrote “A Guide to Testing Stairwell and Passage Pressurisation Systems”. A paper that is still utilised Australia-wide in the commissioning industry.
Joining AG Coombs in 2001, Paul continued his involvement to improve the industry, and was instrumental in the development of training facility designs and concepts. These have included Box Hill TAFE Stair Pressure POD, the Holmesglen Institute-AMCA HVAC Centre of Excellence, and the NSW St Georges TAFE Essential Safety Measures Training facility.
His service to the industry for certification, training, writing, and proctoring examinations was recognised in 2017 with Paul awarded the NEBB Australia Bruce Giles Distinguished Service Award.
Now Paul brings his wealth of technical knowledge and industry experience to the Testing and Commissioning Association Inc. He is passionate to pass on the knowledge that was imparted to him and hopes to inspire current and future commissioning professionals.
"I couldn't miss this fantastic opportunity to join some of the most enthusiastic and passionate people from the HVAC commissioning industry, to create an all Australian organisation focused on local standards, training and certification."