Welcome to Your SUPER-powered WP Engine Multisite Install. This is your first post. Edit or delete it, then start blogging!David E. Claridge Director, Energy Systems Laboratory 0067 Education B.S. (cum laude), 1964, Engineering Physics, Walla Walla College M.S., 1966, Physics, Stanford University Ph.D., 1976, Physics, Stanford University PROFESSIONAL REGISTRATION 1991 – Professional Engineer (Mechanical), State of Texas #69305 Experience 9/07 – Present Director, Energy Systems Laboratory, Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station, Texas A&M University System, College Station, Texas 1/05 – Present Holder of Leland Jordan Endowed Professorship, Mechanical Engineering Department, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas. 9/95 – Present Professor, Mechanical Engineering Department, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas. 3/07 – 8/07 Deputy Director, Energy Systems Laboratory, Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station, Texas A&M University System, College Station, Texas 9/90 – 3/07 Associate Director, Energy Systems Laboratory, Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station, Texas A&M University System, College Station, Texas 9/86 – 8/95 Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering Department, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas. 1/82 – 8/86 Associate Professor of Civil, Environmental & Architectural Engineering, University of Colorado, Boulder. 1/80 – 1/82 Manager, Analysis Group (10/80-1/82) and Senior Program Planner/Senior Research Analyst (1/80-1/82), Solar Energy Research Institute, Golden, Colorado. 1/76 – 1/80 Project Director (7/79-1/80), Professional Staff Member/Analyst (1/77- 7/79) and Congressional Science Fellow (1/76-1/77), Office of Technology Assessment (OTA), U. S. Congress. Dr. Claridge is internationally known for his work over the last 15 years directing the development and participating in the implementation of the Continuous Commissioning® process for improving the comfort and energy efficiency of buildings. It has been applied in well over 300 large buildings that include higher education facilities, military facilities, medical facilities, and office buildings. He has made major contributions to the analysis of heat transfer between buildings and ground and to the analysis of air leakage in buildings. He is also a world leader in development and application of measurement and verification techniques to determine savings from efficiency projects. He has taught numerous commissioning workshops and is the author of well over 300 journal and conference papers. He had 10 years of experience in the HVAC field, prior to coming to Texas A&M in 1986. He frequently gives presentations at national and international conferences and is a Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and of the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air Conditioning Engineers and is active nationally in both societies.IanJarvis_Photo_Feb2013Ian A. Jarvis, BSc., President Ian Jarvis provides strategic direction and overall leadership of the company. Ian is a recognized business leader, and an authority in the fields of energy conservation, green buildings, and sustainable communities. From 1992-1999 he was CEO of a leading energy performance contractor (ESCO), responsible for many of the largest energy retrofit projects in North America. Ian served as chair of the Canada Green Building Council from 2003-2007, and as a director of Milton Hydro, one of the most progressive local electric distribution utilities in Ontario, from 2000-2007. Ian represented the energy efficiency industry on the 1998 Team Canada trade mission to South America, and was the Canadian Government’s invited private sector representative at the 1999 Hemispheric Energy Ministers’ Conference in New Orleans. In 2001 he was a member of Premier Hamm’s expert panel advising the Nova Scotia Government on energy policy alternatives. Ian is co-chair of the Race to Reduce, a large- scale, collaborative program among landlords and tenants aiming to substantially improve the energy and environmental performance of office buildings.Ron Bernstein, Chief Ambassador LonMark International Ron-Bernsteing-Head-ShotMr. Bernstein is President of RBCG, LLC providing consulting services to organizations needing help navigating their energy and automation strategy. RBCG provides building automation standards, specification development support, educational program development, business management consulting, and facility master planning for end users, integrators, and vendor. He also holds the position of LonMark Chief Ambassador supporting the non-profit association with strategic planning, industry stewardship, and management of a team of ambassadors worldwide. In his role as the Senior Director of Commercial Programs and Business Development for Echelon Corporation he focused on energy management and open solutions for energy efficient control networking. He helps organizations implement technologies and solutions based upon open, proven, multi-application control networks. Mr. Bernstein recently completed a 5 year assignment as the Executive Director and CEO of LONMARK International. In this role, he was responsible for the direction and activity of LONMARK worldwide and worked directly with the board of directors, regional affiliates, LMI staff, and the membership to continue developing LONWORKS open standards, provide educational programs, and grow the LONWORKS presence in the market. He created the Ambassador program for LonMark International supporting the organization through education, outreach, and stewardship. Prior to joining LonMark International he spent 14 years with Echelon Corporation in a variety of roles focusing on control systems in building automation, transportation, industrial process control, and home automation. He was the Channel Manager for Echelon’s integration business, focusing on network integration in the buildings market with LONWORKS. Ron is a founding board member and prior Vice Chairman of LONMARK Americas, and has been the LONMARK Education Committee Chair, where he worked with a team to develop open specifications and help people understand how to successfully implement open building control systems. He has extensive experience in the architecture, specification, and integration of open, interoperable, multi-vendor control systems. He has helped organizations such as the Army Corps, NASA, The State of California, NYC Schools, Rice University, Stanford University, Bank of America, The Limited, Kuwait Institute of Scientific Research, Masdar City, and hundreds of others define the foundation for energy cost savings through system integration using LonWorks as the core of an open, interoperable system architecture. He has given lectures around the world on the topic of building controls, open systems, specification development, master planning, energy savings, and intelligent buildings initiatives. Mr. Bernstein is currently a Director of the Smart Buildings Institute, an advisory member of the City University of NY Building Performance Laboratory and has been a staff instructor for the APPA Institute of Higher Educational Facility Managers where he taught classes on building integration and efficiency. He is an adviser to Carnegie Mellon University’s Architecture Department’s projects on building energy efficiency and is on the board of advisers for ICEBO (the International Conference on Enhanced Building Operations), and the Mt San Antonio College Curriculum Committee. His guest lecturing history includes ASME, ASHRAE, BOMA, LonWorld, BuilConn, RealComm, Georgetown Univ., Carnegie Mellon Univ., Boston Univ., Duke University, Army Corps of Engineers, ICEBO, and many others. He is a published author having co-authored the latest edition of “The LonWorks Installation Handbook” published July 2010, was the Editor in Chief of the LonMark Magazine, and has written numerous articles appearing in a variety of industry trade publications and is currently working on a new book about industry best practices and principles of building control systems. He is currently serving on the ASHRAE GPC-13 committee supporting an industry standard guide specification development project for building integration and automation. He is a member of the CEA R7 Standards Committee for Building and Home Automation, and is the founding member of the EASI (Enterprise App Standard Interface) initiative developing an open, simple interface model for automation system front end applications. Prior to Echelon, Mr. Bernstein was an engineer and manager at Sharp Microelectronics’ Digital Image Processing Group focusing on automation and control systems for process controls. Prior to that, he spent 7 years as an engineer and manager in the robotics, image processing, and automation industry. Mr. Bernstein holds a BS degree in Mechanical Engineer from Carnegie Mellon University and two Masters Degrees in varying fields of psychology. He is the Chair of HeartReach San Diego, a non-profit outreach charity. He currently resides in San Diego, CA.Nathalie Meloche, Projects Manager NRCan/CanmetENERGY-Varennes/RETScreen International NathalieMelocheNathalie Meloche is a projects manager for RETScreen International at Natural Resources Canada’s CanmetENERGY centre in Varennes. She was responsible for managing the preparation of RETScreen Software Suite (Version 4 & Plus) and was lead author for the biomass heating model in the first release of RETScreen (Version 98). She is currently managing the preparation of the new RETScreen Expert software. She specializes in clean energy software development and has been working in the renewable energy and energy efficiency fields for the past 20 years. Nathalie obtained a Bachelor of Applied Sciences degree in chemical engineering at the Ottawa University.   KevinBourque-photoKevin Bourque, Project Engineer NRCan/CanmetENERGY-Varennes/RETScreen International Kevin Bourque is a project engineer for RETScreen International at Natural Resources Canada’s CanmetENERGY centre in Varennes. He was a key member of the RETScreen Software Suite (Version 4 & Plus) development team. Kevin specializes in RETScreen software development, technical support and training. Prior to joining NRCan, he worked as a wind energy consultant specializing in the assessment, computer modeling and performance analysis of wind energy systems. He has been working in the energy field for the past 13 years. Kevin obtained a Bachelor of Engineering degree (Mining Engineering) from McGill University.