John Chou - Principal

John became one of the company’s principal in April of 2012.  He joined H&M Mechanical Group 21 years ago and is a consummate engineer working on multiple projects in the design of heating, ventilating, and air conditioning. John is instrumental in the development and implementation of AutoCAD and Revit standards and details.
Prior to joining H&M Mechanical Group, John was employed by an Energy Savings Service Company providing recommendations as to where energy costs could be saved. Because of his energy conservation background, John persistently researched energy savings on designs prior to  LEED, Green Building Design, and other energy groups. His recent projects, Maritime Child Care Center, a historic building, received an LEED Gold award.  Main Street Village Apartments was named Project of the Quarter by the California Multi-Family New Homes (CMFNH) organization. This project was designed over 50% above 2005 Title 24 which qualified the project for an Energy Rebate from PG&E.  In addition, there are several other projects John worked on which have received substantial Energy Rebates from PG&E.
A vital element to John’s repertoire is continuing his education to stay current, as he attends a variety of seminars and tests to remain updated on Energy Codes and code changes that will impact the future.  He also remains up to date on changes in system design and new technologies in the HVAC industry.
During his time away from the office, he can be found on his snow board on the slopes of Tahoe, riding his bicycle along the trails of San Ramon, on the golf course or in the kitchen cooking for his wife and son. John is a man of many talents and quite a cook.


California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo, Ca
Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, 1993


P.E. California Lic #34124
P.E. Hawaii Lic #15683


LEED Accredited Professional, 2006
Certified Energy Plans Examiner                               
Lic #R08-12-2115


8517 Earhart Road, Suite 230
Oakland, California 94621
(510) 569-2000 Ext 2
FAX: (510) 569-2002