Area(s) of Expertise

  • Commissioning
  • Data Centers
  • Healthcare
  • Electrical Engineering


With a diverse engineering design and commissioning background, Derek is an expert in the design, troubleshooting and commissioning of complex electrical systems.  He is responsible for design reviews, submittal reviews, development of functional performance and integrated systems tests for commissioning along with overall Quality Control.  He also participates in State reviews, as well as Construction Administration for many of exp’s Mission Critical and Healthcare projects. In addition, Mr. Dufrene has seven years of experience in the construction and maintenance industry for computer controlled Robotic machinery.

Project Experience

  • National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Environmental Security Computing Center (ESCC) – Technical Service Provider and Commissioning Agent
  • National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, ESCC – Program of Requirements/Basis of Design
  • Power Loft High Density Data Center – Design Review and Commissioning, Manassas, VA
  • Space and Naval Warfare systems Command (SPAWAR) System Center Atlantic Data Center
  • Independent Validation and Verification (IV&V) Services for the Maryland Procurement Office – Electrical Cx
  • University of Michigan, MCIT Data Center, Ann Arbor,  MI
  • S. Department of Justice, National Security Division Data Center,
    Washington, DC.
  • Consulate Management Co-Location Analysis
  • Nemours Children’s Hospital Commissioning, Lake Nona, FL
  • Bartow Regional Medical Center, Bartow, FL
  • Biloxi Regional Medical Center, Biloxi, MS
  • Brooksville Regional Medical Center, Brooksville, FL
  • Charlotte Regional Medical Center, Punta Gorda, FL
  • Community Hospital of Lancaster, Lititz, PA

Professional Registrations

  • ACG – Certified Commissioning Authority

Education & Training

  • Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering, Power Systems, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA
  • Completed Physics program, Atlanta Metropolitan College, Atlanta, GA
  • Diploma in Robotic Engineering, Institute of Electronic Technology
  • Diploma in Electronic Engineering, Institute of Electronic Technology

Affiliations & Memberships

  • Illumination Engineering Society of North America (IESNA)
  • Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE)
  • National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA)
  • AABC Commissioning Group
*Note: Projects List Can Include Previous Employment