Donny Zimmerman

Building Optimization


Certifications: Certified Measurement and Verification Professional (CMVP), Certified Master Programmer; Certified Master Operator
Professional Experience: 15+ years – Energy optimization, programming logic controllers, control circuit design, building controls, software design

Career Summary

Donny joined Optimized Systems in 2016 bringing more than 15 years of experience in energy optimization, building controls, software design, programmable logic controllers and control circuit design.  As the company’s Director of Building Optimization, Donny’s responsibilities include design, development, implementation and support of software-driven optimization solutions for the company’s clients. Prior to joining Optimized Systems, Donny served as Manager of Building Systems and Optimization at a large university medical center where he was responsible for working with contractors to develop control drawings and install, program and commission building automation control devices throughout the campus. Donny has been recognized for his development of controls graphics and custom “dashboard” interfaces for measuring, tracking and reporting energy consumption in support of client sustainability goals. Donny also has five years of experience in the electrical engineering field designing control circuits and programming controllers for custom-built machinery, as well as five more years with a national controls company as a level III service technician specialized in the integration of differing controls technologies.


Donny is a husband and father of two. He is a former youth baseball coach and volunteers personal time to help manage the lake where his family resides. Lake management? Sounds like code for fishing.