Sixth LEED Professional Joins Engineering Firm

Posted on July 25, 2011 By

Modern technology may owe ecology an apology (ala Alan M. Eddison), but not the engineering firm French & Parrello Associates (FPA), P.A.  FPA has just welcomed Amin Gomaa, Freehold, its sixth LEED® (Leadership in Energy &
Environmental Design) accredited professional.

LEED  is the benchmark the government uses to ensure architects, engineers, and builders are employing a green-building design and technology standard that is expected to preserve the earth for future generations.

Before  joining French & Parrello, Gomaa, an electrical engineer, worked in power distribution design, photovoltaic solar systems design, sustainable design and project cost estimation, among other areas, in the United States and internationally.

Gomaa and the rest of the staff at FPA have worked on renewable energy projects from ground mount, carport and rooftop solar installations to hydro electric and windmill energy projects, all of which are part of FPA’s “go green” initiative.

Gomaa, who earned an Electrician Diploma from Penn Foster Career School, Pennsylvania, holds a B.S. in  Electrical Engineering from Alexandria University, Egypt.  He is a member of Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).

Argo Parrello, P.E., the president of FPA, says “We believe that a sustainable future begins right here in our own offices whether its recycling, using hybrid company vehicles, giving all  employees re-usable company coffee mugs and re-usable water bottles to ensure  bottleless water coolers, using an energy provider that uses 20 percent renewable  energy, or migrating to a paperless office. FPA is committed to a better future for everyone’s children and grandchildren inside and outside our offices.”

FPA, with corporate headquarters in  Wall, N.J., and branch offices in Hackettstown, N.J.; Mullica Hill, N.J.; and Bethlehem, Penn., was recently ranked Number 17 among the Top New Jersey Design Firms and Number 49 among the Top Design Firms in the New  York Metropolitan area by Engineering News-Record.

For  more information visit www.fpaengineers.comP

About French & Parrello Associates/ Awards: FPA received the American Concrete Institute 2011 Merit Award for Ocean County Beach Blvd. Bridge Replacement, Lacey Township, N.J.; and the American Concrete Institute 2011 Honorable Mention award for the Essex County Mini Golf Safari and Parking Lot Expansion, West Orange, N.J. In 2010, FPA was awarded the County Excellence in Design 2010 for the engineering design of various exhibits at Turtle Back Zoo, Essex County, N.J.; and the ASCE Central  Jersey Branch 2010 Quality of Life Award for the Stony Brook Regional Bicycle and Pedestrian Pathway, Princeton, N.J.

FPA/Services: FPA offers services in such practice areas as Land Development Services, Land Surveying Services, Landscape Architecture Services, Geotechnical Engineering Services, Environmental Engineering Services, Construction Phase Services & Material Testing Services, Building Design Services, Telecommunications  Services, Transportation Engineering Services, Traffic Engineering Services, Water Resources Services, and Renewable Energy Resources.  Further
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