Rick Kmiecik, PE, CBCP, CEM, GBE

Education and Credentials

Education: B.S. Architectural Engineering, Kansas University

Licensure: Professional Engineering licensure (Mechanical and Architectural); Certified Building Commissioning Professional (CBCP); Certified Energy Manager (CEM); Certified Green Building Engineer (GBE); Certified Master Programmer

Experience: 20+ years - commissioning, owner's representation, project management, engineering design, building automation controls, energy optimization

Career History

Rick Kmiecik, PE, is President and Founder of Optimized Systems. Rick graduated from Kansas University with a degree in Architectural Engineering and obtained his Professional Engineer (PE) license shortly thereafter. After working as a design engineer for eight years, Rick joined a large, nationally recognized university medical center where he was ultimately appointed Director of Engineering and Strategic Energy Initiatives for the campus, consisting of more than 50 buildings and approximately 5-million square feet. During his 14-year tenure at the medical center, Rick was credited with optimizing the performance and energy efficiency of a multitude of diverse building systems throughout the campus, saving the medical center millions of dollars in energy costs. After establishing a reputation as a skilled and resourceful engineer, Rick founded Optimized Systems in 2014, taking his passion for energy savings and his experience as an owner’s representative into private practice. Now, through the services of his company, Rick provides some of the most recognized building owners and managers in his community with creative, practical solutions and operational support for their building systems.

Background and Community Involvement

Long-time volunteer and coach for various sports clubs throughout the Omaha metro
Former Member of the UNMC Live Green Leadership Committee
Volunteers professional and family time to local churches and schools
Enjoys woodworking