2019 NECC Session Moderators, Speakers, and Bios

Session Moderators, Speakers, and Bios

Model Codes: What's New for the 2021 IECC and Standard 90.1-2019? Eric Makela Eric MakelaJim Meyers
Duane Jonlin
(Multi) Family Matters: Current Issues Impacting the Multifamily Buildings Sector Maggie Kelley Henry OdumShilpa Suranah,
Jonathan Wilson
(Discussion) Billion Dollar Baby: Leveraging New Energy Technologies and Policies to Enable Greater Resilience and Efficiency Ed Carley and Kai Palmer Dunning Discussion Session
Water: Why it Matters and What Can We Do? Michelle Britt David WallsMichelle Britt
Energy & Durability & Building Codes: There's No Such Thing as a Free Thermodynamic Lunch Joe Lstiburek Joe Lstiburek
(Discussion) The Future of Codes and Standards for Zero Energy and Grid-enabled Buildings Darren Port Discussion Session
Unboxing Compliance: What We've Learned from Three Years of Field Study Data Jeremy Williams Jeremy WilliamsKim Cheslak,
Russ Landry
Building Resilience: A Community Perspective on Energy Codes John Balfe Cammy PetersonAmy Schmidt,
Brad SmithJustin Koscher
(Discussion) Unlocking the IECC Existing Buildings Chapters Jason Vandever Discussion Session
Getting to Zero Energy: New Challenges and Opportunities for Programs and Policies Jim Edelson Blake ShelideScott Prisco,
David Epley
Energy Codes in a Rapidly Evolving Building Industry Ian Blanding Zach OwensAlexi Miller,
Alison Donovan
(Discussion) Are We There Yet? New Advancements in Performance-based Code Compliance Bing Liu and Maria Karpman Discussion Session
Achieving Energy Savings through Code Tools, Data and Programs Christine Brinker Shaunna MozingoIan Blanding,
Mike Turns
Staying Out of the Dark: Lighting Updates and Perspectives Chris Burgess Duane JonlinJamie Fitzke,
Damon Bosetti
(Discussion) DOE Research Update and Feedback Session Jeremy Williams Kim CheslakRuss Landry,
Michelle BrittVladimir Kochkin,
Ed CarleyRichard Morgan


John Balfe
John works on the Buildings and Community Solutions Team at NEEP to help drive energy efficiency in new and retrofitted schools and public buildings throughout the region. John works with the various stakeholders in the industry to advance public policy with high performance building standards in the region, including facilitation of information exchange and knowledge transfer between states and programs. Prior to joining NEEP in 2015, John interned at the Southern New Hampshire Planning Commission located in Manchester, NH. He graduated from the University of New Hampshire in 2014 with a BS in Community and Environmental Planning. Eager to have a positive impact on the natural environment, John is interested in advancing NEEP's mission to improve our built environment and ultimately all of our surroundings.

Ian Blanding
Ian Blanding is the Senior Building Policy Associate for MEEA's Building Energy Codes Team. In his role, Ian tracks and disseminates new information about energy code policies, develops technical resources and provides assistance to state and municipal governments within the Midwest during the adoption process of the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC). He holds a Master of Community Planning degree from the University of Cincinnati and a B.S. in Environmental Policy and Public Administration from Central Michigan University. Ian is an avid marathon runner, and enjoys spending time in nature while backpacking, hiking and biking.

Damon Bosetti
Damon Bosetti is a Technical Manager with the DLC's Networked Lighting Controls program, where he focuses on specification development, training programs, and tools to meet stakeholder needs in the rapidly evolving landscape of Advanced Lighting Systems. Previously, he worked at EnerNOC's Demand Response division, where his team focused on sustaining and modernizing a global grid support product. Before joining EnerNOC, he also worked at Digital Lumens in a variety of roles, building worldwide experience in the application of intelligent lighting. Damon holds a BSE in aerospace engineering from Case Western Reserve University, a MAS in space operations management from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, and is a Certified Energy Manager.

Christine Brinker
Christine Brinker is with the Southwest Energy Efficiency Project (SWEEP), a nonprofit advancing energy efficiency and clean transportation in Colorado, Arizona, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming. She is a Senior Associate in the Buildings Efficiency program, where she specializes in commercial building efficiency, including high performance buildings, benchmarking and transparency, net-zero districts, state and local policies, appliance standards, and commercial building energy code adoption and compliance. She's been with SWEEP for 15 years, and before that worked at ESOURCE advising utilities on clean energy technologies and distributed energy strategy. She graduated Summa Cum Laude with Distinction with a BA in Economics and Environmental Policy from the University of Colorado at Boulder.

Michelle Britt
Michelle Britt is the Director of Energy Programs at the International Code Council. She has more than 15 years of experience impacting building energy use and broader sustainability. She has served national, state and local governments; industry; and non-profits across the U.S. and the Pacific. Her broad background in land use and transportation planning, and environmental impact analysis brings a holistic approach to her work in building energy. Previously, she was a partner with the Britt/Makela Group and a Senior Research Scientist with the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. She holds a bachelor's degree in environmental studies and a master's degree in architecture.

Chris Burgess
Chris is MEEA's Senior Building Policy Manager, working with stakeholder groups to improve energy code compliance for new residential and commercial buildings. He is a licensed architect and a LEED Accredited Professional. Chris began his career at a Chicago neighborhood development not-for-profit, working as the Program Director for their construction trades training program. He has also worked as a historic restoration architect, where projects included the restoration of a number of Frank Lloyd Wright buildings. For the last 20 years Chris has been in private practice, working on commercial and residential buildings throughout the Great Lakes region, educating his clients about integrating energy efficiency and the principles of sustainable design into their projects. Chris has also served on the Board of Directors at the Center for Neighborhood Technology and as the chair of their publications committee. Chris earned a Bachelor of Architecture degree from the Illinois Institute of Technology and holds an NCARB Certificate. He is a long time resident of Chicago's Logan Square neighborhood, where he lives with his wife Riva and their son Isaac. Chris is an avid reader and in his leisure time also enjoys playing tennis and traveling.

Ed Carley
Ed Carley is a Senior Program Manager with the National Association of State Energy Officials (NASEO). Ed works with State Energy Offices across the U.S. to support them in achieving their energy goals for energy efficiency in buildings. Ed's portfolio includes NASEO's Buildings Committee, home energy labeling, energy codes, and residential energy code field studies in Colorado, Nevada and Texas. Prior to joining NASEO, Ed consulted with a California municipal utility on energy efficiency program design and interned with ACEEE supporting a research paper investigating M&V 2.0 topics.

Kim Cheslak
As IMT's Energy Codes Specialist, Kim is responsible for developing and implementing IMT's vision and solidifying IMT as a leader related to building energy codes. She does this through overseeing projects, managing key partner relationships, and directly supporting local governments to maximize savings through adoption of and compliance with code. Previously, Kim was Senior Sustainability Associate for CORE Engineers Consulting Group and the District of Columbia's Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs, supporting code and sustainability initiatives. Kim holds a Bachelor of Science in Architecture from the University of Maryland, along with a Master of Architecture, Master of Urban Design, and Master of Social Work from Washington University in Saint Louis. Kim is a LEED AP BD+C, a WELL AP, and holds ICC certifications in Residential Energy Inspection/Plan Review, Commercial Energy Inspection/Plan Review, and Green Construction Inspection/Plan Review.

Alison Donovan
Alison Donovan is the lead for the Zero Energy Modular (ZEM) Initiative. Her team specializes in designing programs that serve as models to transform the new construction industry while engaging customers, industry, and advocates, including in hard-to-reach low income sectors, in energy efficiency and renewable energy.

Kai Palmer Dunning
Kai Palmer Dunning works on the Building Team at NEEP providing support and technical assistance to community stakeholders and municipalities in Massachusetts in order to achieve zero energy/carbon for buildings. Kai also supports the HELIX project to better integrate and consolidate residential solar data in Multiple Listing Services (MLS) platforms in the region for the real estate market. Prior to NEEP, Kai worked at United States Green Building Council-MA Chapter (USGBC-MA) on a workforce training program grant to help local building firms become trained in LEED, GPRO, and energy modeling. He also worked and currently serves on the board at Mass Climate Action Network (MCAN). Kai has experience in grassroots community organizing, local zoning regulation, residential energy efficiency, and green building. He is completing his BA in International Relations at University of Massachusetts-Boston and pursuing a Masters of Architecture in Urban Design.

Jim Edelson
As Director of Codes and Policy at New Buildings Institute, Jim has served on multiple state code boards and energy policy Advisory Committees. Jim publishes and speaks on stretch codes, on net zero policies, and on designing policy to achieve a carbon neutral building sector. Jim works with states and cities to craft building policies that are increasingly critical to meeting these carbon goals. Key clients include NYSERDA and the state of New York, the California Energy Commission, and several cities including Los Angeles and New York City. Jim's key national coordination and development roles include service as a voting member of ASHRAE189.1 since 2014, and served on ICC's SEHPCAC for 4 years. Jim has a Bachelor of Science and an MBA from the University of Michigan, and received DOE's Jeffrey A. Johnson award in 2016.

David Epley
David Epley is the Green Building and Sustainability Division Manager at the District of Columbia Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs (DCRA) where he established and currently manages the nationally-recognized Green Building Program (//buildgreendc.org/). The Division is responsible for the enforcement, development, outreach and education of the District's pioneering green building regulations throughout the construction process, including the DC Green Construction Code, the DC Energy Conservation Code, all solar-related regulations and the DC Green Building Act. In addition to existing regulations, the Division is pioneering a code-based voluntary Net-Zero Energy Building Program for residential and commercial buildings. In 2018 the Division was recognized as “Energy Institution of the Year” for greater Washington Region by the Association of Energy Engineers and in 2015 the Division won the national ICC Standard Bearers Award.

Jamie Fitzke
Jamie began her career at Center for Energy and Environment in 2001, and became a lighting consultant in 2002. In the years that followed, she joined the policy team in 2015. As program and policy manager, Jamie focuses on program impact and communicating CEE policy positions to legislators, regulatory departments, and external stakeholders, as well as building relationships and promoting CEE's impact in the energy community. Her community outreach includes organizing an ongoing series of legislative information events about Minnesota's Conservation Improvement Programs. She also participates in many energy associations. Jamie holds a B.A. in Architecture from the University of Minnesota, and a Masters of Public Policy (specializing in energy policy) from the Humphrey School of Public Affairs. She earned certification as a lighting professional (LC) in 2006.

Duane Jonlin
Duane Jonlin is the “Energy Code and Energy Conservation Advisor” for Seattle's Department of Construction and Inspections, and for the past eight years chaired the Technical Advisory Group developing the state energy code as a member of the Washington State Building Code Council. At the federal level, he is a voting member of both the ASHRAE 90.1 Committee and the ICC Commercial Energy Code Committee. Prior to taking his position at the City of Seattle, Duane was a principal at NBBJ, with 30 years' experience working on complex projects as a technical architect. In 2016 he was elected to the American Institute of Architects College of Fellows.

Maria Karpman
Maria Karpman has over 20 years of experience in building science, energy modeling, and energy code. She is a member of the ASHRAE Standard 90.1 committee, NYC ECC 2019 commercial advisory group, and has participated on the national committees and working groups defining requirements of programs such as LEED and EPA Energy Star™. Maria led the development of the Simulation Guidelines for the EPA Energy Star Multifamily High-Rise Program and other major modeling-based incentive programs, and was the lead investigator on research studies in support of energy code. Maria developed the curriculum for and has conducted numerous trainings on the energy code and energy analysis for new and existing buildings. She holds advanced degrees in mechanical engineering and computer science and is the principal of Karpman Consulting.

Maggie Kelley
Maggie Kelley serves as SEEA's Built Environment Project Manager and has held this position since 2019. Previously, Maggie served as SEEA's first Emerging Leader Fellow. She got her start as the Policy Analyst at the City of Brookhaven (Georgia) where she focused in sustainability and energy with transportation projects and internal policies. Her current charge is to support energy efficiency building work in the southeast, connecting and engaging with projects that will push energy efficiency forward in the region. Maggie has a Bachelor's of Science in Public Policy from Georgia Tech and minors in Leadership Studies for Policy and Sustainable Cities City Planning.

Vladimir Kochkin
As Director of the Applied Engineering Division of Home Innovation Research Labs, Vladimir Kochkin oversees engineering research programs on structural, environmental, and energy performance of residential construction. He also manages the ANSI process for the development of the National Green Building Standard (ICC-700). He has authored multiple research reports and guides for builders and product manufactures, and contributed to the development and implementation of product certification programs based on advanced quality management practices. Vladimir also participates in the building code development process and has served on several standard development committees on structural performance of building systems including wall bracing. Vladimir holds a masters degree in Timber Engineering from Virginia Tech, and a B.S. in Civil Engineering from Vyatka State Technical University, Russia.

Justin Koscher
Justin Koscher is the president of the Polyisocyanurate Insulation Manufacturers Association (PIMA), a trade association that serves as the voice of the rigid polyisocyanurate insulation industry and a proactive advocate for safe, cost-effective, sustainable and energy-efficient construction. Before joining PIMA in January 2017, he served as a director at the American Chemistry Council's Center for the Polyurethanes Industry. Justin obtained his B.A. from Illinois Wesleyan University and J.D. from DePaul University College of Law.

Russ Landry
As a Senior Mechanical Engineer, Russ plays various roles in projects that contribute to cost-effective energy savings in buildings. These roles include: securing project funding, project management, building plan review, energy analysis, conducting field research, and educational event leadership. Russ's recent and ongoing work addresses the efficiency of a mix of new and existing buildings, both commercial and multifamily. He is leading the Minnesota portion of a DOE-funded study of the energy efficiency of new low-rise multifamily buildings, and CEE's new construction review of projects against Minnesota's Sustainable Buildings 2030 Energy Standard. He also led a recently completed pilot project that provided third-party support for improved compliance with commercial energy codes.

Bing Liu
Bing Liu is a Senior Manager at the Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance. Bing leads the building energy codes, equipment efficiency standards and new constructions program at NEEA. Before joining NEEA, Bing was a group leader at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, overseeing the Building Energy Research and Analysis group with 30 researchers. She was also the program manager of the Building Energy Codes Program at PNNL, leading PNNL's research team to support the development and implementation of building energy codes in the U.S. Bing is an internationally recognized technical expert with over 24 years of experience in building codes and standards, large scale building energy simulation, energy efficiency technology analysis, and building performance metering. Bing is a registered Professional Engineer, a member of ASHRAE Standard 90.1 and 189.1, lead author of award-winning Advanced Energy Design Guide and ASHRAE Distinguished Lecturer.

Joseph Lstiburek
Joseph Lstiburek is the founding principal of Building Science Corporation. Dr. Lstiburek's work ranges widely, from providing expert witness testimony to overseeing research and development projects, to writing for the ASHRAE Journal and buildingscience.com. Dr. Lstiburek's commitment to advancing the building industry has had a lasting impact on building codes and practices throughout the world, particularly in the areas of air barriers, vapor barriers, and vented and unvented roof assemblies. Dr. Lstiburek is also an acclaimed educator who has taught thousands of professionals over the past three decades and written countless papers as well as the best-selling Builder Guides. Fittingly, the Wall Street Journal has described him as "the dean of North American building science." Dr. Lstiburek holds a Bachelor of Applied Science in Mechanical Engineering, a Master of Engineering in Civil Engineering, and a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Building Science. Dr. Lstiburek founded BSC in 1990 with his business partner Betsy Pettit, and he has been a key figure in establishing BSC as one of the most influential, innovative, and respected building science firms in North America.

Eric Makela
Eric is an Associate Director for New Buildings Institute. He has over 30 years of building energy codes expertise throughout the United States as well as abroad, including Abu Dhabi, Fiji, and Bahrain. Over his career he has provided consulting services for the building, architectural, and engineering industry on energy efficiency related issues in California, the Pacific Northwest, Nevada, and Utah. He supports NBI's broader engagement in code development, with a new emphasis on stretch codes and multifamily code adoption. He also continues his lead of the Northwest Energy Codes Group in developing code change proposals to the International Energy Conservation Code on behalf of NEEA.

Jim Meyers
Jim Meyers has been the director of the buildings program at the Southwest Energy Efficiency Project (SWEEP) for the past 10 years. Jim has been working in energy efficiency since the late 1980's and has worked with energy codes at the state, local and national level since the early 2000's. Jim provides technical assistance to state energy offices and jurisdictions on energy code versions including the background for many of the changes to the energy code. Jim has been a member of a number of ICC committees including the IECC interpretation committee, the SEHPCAC and the 2021 Residential Energy Code committee. Over the years Jim has provided training to code officials, energy raters, home builders, architects and others in the construction industry. Prior to joining SWEEP Jim worked in the insulation industry covering the western half of the U.S. and prior to this was the technical director at a HERS Rating Provider where he trained Raters and performed quality assurance in that industry.

Alexi Miller
Alexi Miller is a Senior Project Manager at NBI and is NBI's lead engineer. Alexi has dedicated his career to transforming the energy performance of the built environment. Alexi leads several programs and initiatives at NBI including the GridOptimal Buildings Initiative, Public Buildings Portfolio Management, Zero Energy Building Certification, and the Getting to Zero Buildings Database. Alexi has expertise in a wide range of topics related to high-performance building technologies, code and policy, and emerging technologies. Prior to joining NBI in 2013, he spent six years at The Cadmus Group. Alexi is a registered Professional Engineer in Mechanical Engineering and is LEED-AP+ accredited. He is fully fluent in Spanish and conversationally fluent in Portuguese. In his spare time he enjoys reading, brewing beer, skiing, and gardening.

Richard Morgan
Richard is the Energy Codes Compliance Program Manager at SPEER. Prior to joining SPEER, Richard was the Green Building and Sustainability Manager at Austin Energy where he worked for more than 16 years, managing its nationally recognized Green Building programs, the Zero Energy Capable Homes and commercial energy code initiatives and the Electric Vehicle and Emerging Technologies programs. While at Austin Energy, Richard was a member of the Sustainable Building Technology Committee (SBTC) of the International Codes Council which developed the initial versions of the International Green Construction Code. Richard is a Certified Project Management Professional with over 40 years' experience in the building and clean energy industries.

Shaunna Mozingo
Shaunna Mozingo is an independent consultant who provides energy code technical assistance, research and training both locally and around the United States. Shaunna is also a plans examiner and building inspector and has served as a building inspector for the U.S. Department of Energy's Solar Decathlon Competitions and served as the inspector for the China Solar Decathlon Competition. She has been awarded the DOE NECC Jeffrey A. Johnson Award, IMT and ICC's Standard Bearer's Award for her efforts in compliance with energy codes as well as the Southwest Energy Efficiency Project's Award for Leadership in Energy Codes. Shaunna is a co-author of the "2018 Energy Code Essentials" book published by ICC.

Henry Odum
Henry Odum has been with Ecotope for 5 years. His work primarily focuses on HVAC design, energy code compliance, and green building certification for a variety of commercial building types. Recently, he completed the energy modeling and life cycle cost analysis for updates to the residential provisions of the Washington State Energy Code – aimed to conserve an additional 9% over the 2006 baseline energy use and to keep Washington State on track towards its 70% energy reduction goal by 2031. Along with energy modeling and design work, he has conducted energy audits and taken part in field studies to better understand and reduce the energy consumption of existing buildings.

Zach Owens
Zach Owens is Program Manager for Transportation Fuels and Technology at the Colorado Energy Office. Zach manages the state's grant programs to develop electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure across Colorado to promote the adoption of EVs to address air quality, climate change, energy independence and economic development. Previously, Zach worked at The Alliance Center as a Programs Strategist where he developed and managed the Colorado Sustainability Collaborative, a network of nonprofits and local governments across Colorado that collaborated to reduce greenhouse gas emissions through energy efficiency programs. Zach also served as Board Chair of WalkDenver where he led the organization's board and staff towards its mission to make Denver the most walkable city in the country. Zach received a B.S. in Biochemistry and a Master's in Development Practice (MDP) from Regis University.

Cammy Peterson
Cammy Peterson, Director of Clean Energy, MAPC Peterson joined MAPC's Clean Energy Department in 2013. As Director of the Department, she oversees MAPC's clean energy work, including local energy planning, regional energy procurements, and local and state energy policy. She facilitates local planning through the Local Energy Action Program (LEAP), from facilitating progress toward Green Communities designation and stretch code implementation to meeting with municipal officials and project partners and overseeing scope development and project implementation. Ms. Peterson further strives to integrate clean energy practices into all aspects of MAPC's planning work. In supervising regional energy procurements, her work includes developing project scopes, soliciting project participants, issuing solicitations, organizing and guiding selection processes, and supporting municipal project execution. She also spearheads solar, renewable thermal, climate, community energy resiliency, alternative fuel infrastructure, and energy efficiency program and policy development and cultivates partnerships with municipalities, community-based organizations, policymakers, and other energy stakeholders to advance clean energy efforts throughout the Commonwealth. Ms. Peterson leads the Energy team's solar projects, including the Regional Solar Initiative, other solar energy management services projects, solar developer procurement, and solar bylaw design, as well as statewide and municipal governance initiatives. Ms. Peterson earned a Masters degree in Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning from Tufts University, where she focused on clean energy and climate policy and planning. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree, cum laude, from Harvard University.

Darren Port
As the Buildings & Community Solutions Manager at NEEP, Darren is charged with developing and implementing policy strategies for the advancement of the Northeast regions adoption of, and compliance with, progressive building energy codes. Additionally, Darren advocates for policies to rate and disclose building energy performance. Prior to joining NEEP, Darren was the Green Building Administrator and Green Code Specialist for the State of New Jersey. Nationally, he serves as an appointed member on several code and standards making committees including, the International Green Construction Code (IGCC) and ASHRAE 189.1.

Scott Prisco
Scott is the Engineer/Architect Director/Chief Building Official for the City and County of Denver. Scott's career has spanned the public and private sides of development, design and construction. A LEED-accredited registered architect, Scott most recently served as director of design and construction for Arlington (VA) Public Schools, heading up the district's ambitious capital improvement program. Prior to that, Scott owned an architecture firm in New Jersey and has designed myriad buildings including the Microsoft School of the Future in Philadelphia, as well as several projects in the United Kingdom. As Denver's building official, Scott is responsible for applying and enforcing the Denver Building Code to ensure the safety of all buildings in Denver. He oversees plan review, permitting and inspection services and will be working to improve customer service across all projects, big and small.

Amy Schmidt
Amy Schmidt joined Dow in 2007 and is transitioning to DuPont via an ongoing merger. She leads a team that is responsible for the company's code development and adoption activities and serves as the team's subject matter expert on energy codes. She also leads energy code related legislative efforts at the state level. Amy serves on the ASHRAE 90.1 and 90.2 committees, ICC 700, the RESNET SDC 300 and is actively involved with ICC code development. She represents Dow on several industry groups including the Extruded Polystyrene Association, and American Chemistry Council's Foam Sheathing Committee and Center for the Polyurethanes Industry and serves on the Board of Directors for the Alliance for National Community Resilience. Amy holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from Northwood University and is certified as a LEED Green Associate.

Blake Shelide
Blake serves as a Facilities Engineer with the Oregon Department of Energy, providing technical expertise for a number of ODOE programs. Blake is a licensed mechanical engineer in Oregon, and his career has included work as a design engineer and consultant, as well as serving as a corporate energy manager for a large industrial manufacturer which involved tracking energy consumption, performing energy audits, and implementing energy efficiency projects. With ODOE, Blake is the lead for ODOE's role with the commercial energy code and serves on the Construction Industry Energy Board, working together with stakeholders and the Building Codes Division on energy code issues. Blake also works with state agencies and schools to track and reduce energy consumption, and provides technical analysis for other ODOE programs such as the renewable energy certificate (REC) program. Blake is currently involved as the lead facilitator for the state Built Environment Efficiency Working Group, a collaboration of state agencies working to implement Governor Brown's Executive Order 17-20 for Accelerating Efficiency in Oregon's Built Environment. Blake has a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, as well as a Masters in Business Administration.

Brad Smith
Brad Smith is the Energy Code Compliance Specialist with The City of Fort Collins Utilities and the Fort Collins Building Department. He works closely between departments to develop and advance policy, review, administer, assist and train in energy code for both residential and commercial building. Brad has many years of experience in the energy services sector as a residential HERS Rater for new construction and performed home efficiency assessments on existing homes. He also holds certifications as ICC Residential Energy Inspector & Plans Examiner, Energy Star certified Rater, and has extensive training and experience as a BPI Building Analyst, and Residential Mechanical System Performance testing.

Shilpa Surana
Shilpa Surana is the Energy Engineer in NEEA's Code and Standards team, developing codes in Oregon, Washington, Idaho and Montana. Shilpa joined NEEA in 2019 and has over a decade of experience in sustainable consulting for design and construction of green buildings, especially modeling high performance and net zero buildings. In 2017 she lead the Energy Trust of Oregon's Net Zero Fellowship research to identify the most cost-effective improvements to approach to net zero energy usage for two existing high performance buildings. She is interested in growing the market of practitioners to advance energy efficient design and research to address market and policy barriers in this region. She holds a Bachelors in Architecture from India, a Master of Science in Building Performance and Diagnostics from Carnegie Mellon University, and a Master of Science in Environment Policy and Regulation from London School of Economics and Political Science.

Mike Turns
Mike Turns is the Director of Energy Code and New Construction Programs at Performance Systems Development. Mike has been with PSD for over six years managing several residential new construction and energy code support programs. Currently, Mike manages the implementation of the Mass Save® Codes and Standards Compliance and Support Initiative, Green Building United's Philadelphia Energy Code Assessment, and several new construction programs covering nearly all of Pennsylvania. Before that, Mike led the DOE-funded Pennsylvania Residential Energy Code Field Study. He is an expert in the International Energy Conservation Code and has developed and taught numerous training programs in several states under a variety of code versions. He has over 10 years of energy code training experience and has presented at national conferences like the RESNET, HPC, the DOE Energy Codes Conference, and AESP. Prior to joining PSD, he was the Associate Director of the Pennsylvania Housing Research Center (PHRC) at Penn State University, where he managed the largest provider of residential building code training in Pennsylvania. Mike has a master's degree from Penn State with a thesis focused on assessing and reducing energy consumption in new homes.

Jason Vandever
Jason is the Energy Code Program Manager for SPEER. He has over 15 years combined experience in building construction and inspection. Jason was the Chief Building Official for the City of Granbury for four years and serves on the NCTCOG Energy and Green Advisory Board. He maintains nine (9) ICC certifications and is a Certified Building Official. Jason has an MBA from Texas Tech University.

David Walls
David Walls is the Executive Director of Sustainability Programs for the International Code Council. He is responsible for supporting ICC's sustainability initiatives and sustainable code adoption efforts. He has many years of experience in the building industry as a CA licensed general contractor, local code official, and in the development of building codes. Dave also served as the Executive Director of the California Building Standards Commission, which oversees the adoption and publication of the California building codes where he successfully led the annual adoptions of the California Building Codes and the development and adoption of CALGreen (the California Green Code). In all he spent over twenty years with the State of California and local jurisdictions implementing, developing and processing regulations.

Jeremy Williams
Jeremy Williams is a Specialist with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Building Technologies Office. He oversees projects related to building energy efficiency and specializes in energy codes in residential and commercial buildings. For the past 8 years, he has represented the Department in its model code development activities, including the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) and Standard 90.1. He is a member of the Standard 90.1 and National Green Building Standard (NGBS/ICC-700) technical committees. Jeremy also leads DOE's code technical analysis and assistance work, which supports states and localities in implementing their codes. He has a particular interest in compliance, leading a collection of projects to help quantify code impacts and ensure their benefits are realized by U.S. homes and businesses. His educational background includes an M.S. in Construction Management from Michigan State University, and a B.S. degree in Business & Education. Jeremy also volunteers as an adjunct instructor teaching college courses in construction management. Prior to joining DOE, he was a high school chemistry and physics teacher.

Jonathan Wilson
Jonathan Wilson has worked for NCHH since 1993 and currently serves as Deputy Director and Chief Financial Officer. He has served as a program manager for research, technical assistance, and policy work. Mr. Wilson helped coordinate the Evaluation of the HUD Lead Hazard Control Grant Program, the largest and most comprehensive study of lead hazard control in housing ever undertaken in the United States. His current work includes assessment of the effects of energy efficiency on resident health and methods to protect residents from radon exposure. Mr. Wilson has authored more than 25 peer-reviewed research manuscripts evaluating assessment tools and interventions for healthy housing hazards. He came to NCHH with a background in nonprofit housing development and a Master of Public Policy degree.