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Jim Coates, CEM, LEED AP

Adjunct Professor, Industrial Technology and Management

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M.A., Adult Education, DePaul University
B.S., Management, National Louis University
A.S., Heating, Ventilation and Cooling Systems Technology


INTM 314 Maintenance Technology and Management
INTM 423/523 Sustainable Facilities Operations


Facilities Maintenance, HVAC, Stationary Engineering, Electrical Systems


In addition to teaching for INTM, Coates is also Training Fund Administrator for the International Union of Operating Engineers (IUOE) Local 399 in Chicago. He has significant experience in facility maintenance, and has instructed at several community colleges and universities in HVAC, Electrical Maintenance, Controls and Facilities Management. He was previously Regional Chief Engineer for Jones Lang LaSalle, and held other positions in manufacturing, and as a supervising maintenance engineer prior to that. He is also a licensed electrical contractor and supervising electrician in the City of Chicago, and a licensed Stationary Engineer, as well as an OSHA General Industry Instructor


Association of Manufacturing Engineers;

American Society of Heating, Refrigeration & Air Conditioning Engineers;

National Fire Protection Association; Refrigeration Service Engineers Society

Professional Development 

National HVAC Certification (RSES); Certified Energy Manager (CEM); Certified Building Commissioning Professional (CBCP); Certified Power Quality Professional (CPQ); Association of Energy Engineers; LEED-AP, US Green Building Council Training Certificates - HVACR 1 & 2, Indoor Air Quality, Electrical, Boiler Operation, OSHA, Homeland Security