Charles E. Gulledge, III | Alliance to Save Energy

Charles E. Gulledge, III

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Charles E. Gulledge, III, P.E., HBDP

Vice President

Chuck Gulledge, P.E., HBDP, is senior mechanical engineer, AC Corporation, Greensboro, N.C.

As a vice president, Gulledge is a member of the Board of Directors and the Executive Committee and serves as chair of Publishing and Education Council. He formerly served on the Board as a vice president in 2014-15 and a director at large.

Gulledge started his career in HVAC over 30 years ago as an engineer-in-training with Parsons Brinckerhoff Quade & Douglas working on transit system infrastructure, vehicular tunnels and moveable swing-span bridges. He has served the built world in the roles of a consulting engineer, municipal owner and design-build contractor. Gulledge is currently registered as a professional engineer in the states of North Carolina, Georgia, Kentucky, South Carolina, Alabama and Virginia.

Gulledge’s comprehensive design, construction and operational portfolio covers transportation, commercial, educational, institutional, lodging, mission critical, life sciences, healthcare, pharmaceutical, manufacturing, industrial, archival, historical and hospitality. 

Significant projects in which Gulledge was involved include the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation Forensics Laboratory; the Caterpillar Axle Manufacturing Plant and Mini-Excavator/Tractor Assembly Plant; the Greensboro Coliseum Complex, 911 Communication Center, and Water Resources – Police – Fire Operations Center; the Harland Clarke check production facility; the University of North Carolina at Wilmington Student Center and Central Energy Plant; East Carolina University Minges Coliseum Complex and College Hill Residence Hall; the Guilford Technical Community College Adult Education Center, Public Safety Training Center, Applied Technology Center, and Hospitality Management Center; Siecor Corporation Cable Plant; and the Baltimore Harbor Tunnel renovations.

Gulledge has served as past chair of the ASHRAE 2011 Energy Modeling Conference, the Chapter Technology Transfer Committee (CTTC) and Technical Committee 7.1, Integrated Building Design.  He has served as member of the Handbook Committee, CTTC-regional vice chair for Region IV and president of the North Piedmont Chapter.

He served as the ASHRAE Liaison to the Construction Specifications Institute (CSI). In his role as the liaison to CSI, Mr. Gulledge was intimately involved in the overhaul of the MasterFormat 2004 (MF04) specification organization structure.  He remains a MasterFormat Accredited Instructor for CSI.

Gulledge has presented multiple presentations on the Integrated Design Topic as an ASHRAE Distinguished Lecturer and an ASHRAE Learning Institute (ALI) Instructor. He has provided outsourced ALI instruction to organizations such as the New York City Transit Authority and NAVFAC.  Additionally, he participated as a speaker for the ASHRAE Satellite Broadcast on Integrated Building Design.

He is the recipient of an Exceptional Service Award, a Distinguished Service Award, Chapter Service Award, Regional Award of Merit and the Dan Mills Technology Award.

Gulledge received his Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering from North Carolina State University.

ASHRAE, founded in 1894, is a global society advancing human well-being through sustainable technology for the built environment. The Society and its more than 50,000 members worldwide focus on building systems, energy efficiency, indoor air quality, refrigeration and sustainability. Through research, standards writing, publishing, certification and continuing education, ASHRAE shapes tomorrow’s built environment today.

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