The McDermott Group

Michael P. McDermott, P.E. | LEED AP



Phone: (916) 933-5791 x102
Fax: (916) 939-0125

California Mechanical Engineer
     M30514 (1997)

B.S. Mechanical Engineering
     California State University, Sacramento (1991)

CABEC Certified Energy Plans Examiner (CEPE)
CABEC Certified Energy Analyst (CEA)                  
       Residential         2013 | R13-09-10055
                                2016 | R16-09-20081       

    Non-Residential    2013 | NR13-09-10026
                                 2016 | NR16-09-20030 


CalCERTS HERS II Rater (CC2005450)                                    All Residential (New, Alterations & Multi-Family)
     Advanced Whole House Rating (HERS II)            
            Refrigerant Charge & Cooling Coil Airflow
            Fan Watt Draw & High EER        
            Maximum Rated Total Cooling Capacity
            Quality Insulation Installation (QII)
     Solar Photovoltaic System
     Energy Efficiency Mortgages (EEM)   
     Federal Tax Credits

EPA Certified       
     Energy Star v3 Rater
     Refrigerant Handling Section 608 (Type I & II)


Certified Green Building Professional (CBBP)            

LEED Accredited Professional (LEED AP)
     New Construction & Schools      

Building Performance Institute (BPI | 5045549)
     Multifamily Building Analyst Professional
     Building Analyst Professional

     Construction Board of Appeals
     City of Rancho Cordova (2008-2013)

Mike McDermott has been involved with the building industry for over 20 years. While obtaining his bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering, he blended his theoretical training with practical applications by working full-time for a general contractor, architect and refrigeration contractor during the course of his education. With this unique combination of training, he has developed the skills necessary to provide clear, practical, builder-friendly construction documents.

In 1985, he started McDermott Design and quickly earned a reputation for providing detailed construction documents for new and remodel residential work along with commercial tenant improvement projects. These services were later expanded to include mechanical engineering - HVAC, plumbing and energy consulting.

In 1997, he purchased Valley Energy Consultants – a company which specializes in energy compliance consulting for the building industry. These energy compliance services blended well with the mechanical engineering and building design provided by McDermott Design. Given the name recognition of both companies in their respective niches in the building industry, Mike decided to keep both companies independent for marketing purposes, but unite them together under The McDermott Group as a single entity.

Today, Mike serves as the principal mechanical engineer and design consultant for McDermott Design and lead technical advisor for Valley Energy Consultants.