AHSRAE launched the Building Energy Quotient program, known as Building EQ, which includes both As Designed (asset) and In Operation (as operational) ratings for all building types except residential. ES reported on the program in our December 2009 issue.

Now comes word that ASHRAE has appointed 17 “provisional assessors to assess energy use.” The information will be presented to building owners to help them improve energy efficiency.

ASHRAE reports the 17 assessors and the buildings they will be assessing are as follows:
  • Stephen Kretzmer, P.E., The Fulcrum Group, 4 Times Square, 1 Bryant Park and 1155 Avenue of the Americas, all in New York City, owned by the Durst Organization
  • Jim Newman, ASHRAE-Certified Operations and Performance Management Professional, Newman Consulting Group, Coleman A. Young Municipal Center, Detroit, Mich., Detroit-Wayne Joint Building Authority
  • Gerald Kettler, P.E., Facility Performance Association, Sarofim Research Building, Houston, Texas, BNIM Architects
  • Peter D‘Antonio, P.E., PCD Engineering, 200 Market Building, Portland, Ore., Russell Development; and Liberty Centre Building, Portland, Ore., Ashforth Pacific
  • Matthew Dwyer, P.E., Dwyer Engineering, building managed by Hines in Washington, D.C.; and Plymouth Trial Court, Plymouth, Mass., Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources
  • Hoy Bohanon, P.E., Working Buildings, building managed by Hines in San Francisco, Calif.,
  • Robert Watson, P.E., NOI Engineering, building managed by Hines in Houston, Texas; and 1201 Third Ave. and King Street Center, both in Seattle, Wash., Wright Runstad and Co.
  • Paul Johnson, P.E., Sebesta Blomberg, building managed by Hines in Minneapolis, Minn.
  • John Dunlap, P.E., Dunlap and Partners Engineers, building managed by Hines in Atlanta, Ga.
  • David Eldridge, P.E., ASHRAE-Certified High-Performance Building Design Professional, Grumman Butkus Associates, building managed by Hines in Boston, Mass.
  • Umit Sirt, P.E., ASHRAE-Certified High-Performance Building Design Professional, and Steve Baumgartner, P.E., ASHRAE-Certified High-Performance Building Design Professional, Buro Happold Consulting, Ted Weiss Federal Building, New York, N.Y., U.S. General Services Administration
  • Dick Pearson, P.E., Pearson Engineering, U.S. Courthouse, Hammond, Ind., U.S. General Services Administration
  • Walt Dindoffer, Green Team Collation, Jackson State Office Building, Jackson, Mich., Michigan Department of Technology, Management and Budget
  • Duane Paul, P.E., Nexant Inc., Jerome T. Hart Building, Saginaw, Mich., Michigan Department of Technology, Management and Budget
  • Abbe Bjorklund, P.E., Sebesta Blomberg, Crimson Residence Hall, Bridgewater State College, Bridgewater, Mass.
  • Ruairi Barnwell, ASHRAE-Certified High-Performance Building Design Professional, Building Momentum Group, John W. McCormack Building, Boston, Mass., Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources.