Don Poole, P.Eng.
Don has over 35 years of mechanical engineering experience primarily in the design and inspection of heating, ventilation, refrigeration, air conditioning (HVAC) systems for municipal, institutional, recreational, healthcare, educational and commercial facilities. He is currently the Managing Principal of the mechanical engineering practice at Falcon Engineering in Kelowna, BC. Within his HVAC team, Don has developed specialized skills to encourage the development of high-performance energy systems. As part of this effort, for over 12 years he has carefully worked to develop specialized geothermal expertise as a core competency within his HVAC practice. Under Don’s direction, the Falcon HVAC team has designed and implemented approximately 30 geothermal systems in the institutional sector (mainly public school and university campus applications). He has also been engaged in many other assignments to rehabilitate under-performing geothermal systems. Along his journey, Don has identified key factors that lead to geothermal success and other common factors often associated with poor success.