Chris Balbach, VP of Research and Development, Appointed Chair of ASHRAE’s BEQ Methodology Subcommittee

Chris Balbach, PSD’s VP of Research and Development, was recently appointed ASHRAE’s Chair of the Building Energy Quotient (BEQ) Methodology Subcommittee. The BEQ program provides a quick energy analysis that benchmarks a building’s energy performance, in addition to assisting in preparation of an ASHRAE Level 1 Energy Audit. Chris will be responsible for leading the group’s…

PSD will be at the 2019 Green Building United New Gravity Housing Conference

The PSD team will be attending the 2019 Green Building United New Gravity Housing Conference, August 1-2 at the Science Education and Research Center in Temple University, Philadelphia, PA! You will not want to miss the session by our own Mike Turns, Director of Codes and New Construction Programs, on advanced building energy codes, titled Getting…

Performance Systems Development (PSD) Supports WaterSense® Labeled Certification

For Immediate Release: July 17, 2019                       Performance Systems Development (PSD) Supports WaterSense® Labeled Certification   Ithaca, NY – July 17, 2019: Performance Systems Development (PSD), has joined an elite group of organizations qualified to certify new homes to receive the WaterSense label. Sponsored by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), WaterSense labels…

PSD Article on Energy Code Support in AESP June 2019 Strategies eMagazine

PSD’s Mike Turns, Director of Energy Codes and New Construction Programs, was recently published in the June 2019 issue of AESP’s Strategies eMagazine. The article – entitled Energy Code Support: The Next Frontier for Residential New Construction Programs – discusses the context, mechanisms, and dynamics to achieving energy savings with energy code compliance support through an…

PSD will be at the 2019 DOE National Energy Codes Conference!

PSD team members Mike Turns, Kathy Greely, and Bobby de Sousa will be in attendance at the 2019 DOE National Energy Codes Conference in Denver, CO, May 28-30!   Mike Turns will also be speaking during a session on Thursday, May 30, 3:30-5 PM, entitled Achieving Energy Savings through Code Tools, Data and Programs. Don’t miss…

Performance Systems Development (PSD) Expands Quality Assurance (QA) Services with Electric and Gas Utilities in Pennsylvania

Press Contact:     CONTACT: Brandon Cornell Phone: (215) 498-6421 www.psdconsulting.com       124 Brindley Street Ithaca, NY 14850   PERFORMANCE SYSTEMS DEVELOPMENT Press Release FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 21, 2019   Performance Systems Development (PSD) Expands Quality Assurance (QA) Services with Electric and Gas Utilities in Pennsylvania.   Philadelphia, PA – May 21,…

PSD will be at the 2019 Green Building United Sustainability Symposium

The PSD team will be attending the 2019 Green Building United Sustainability Symposium, May 3rd at Penn State at The Navy Yard in Philadelphia, PA! You will not want to miss the session by our own Mike Turns, Director of Codes and New Construction Programs, on building energy codes, titled Achieving Decarbonization Goals through Building Codes…

PSD is at the 2019 DOE Building Technologies Office (BTO) Peer Review

Founder and CSTO Greg Thomas and VP of Research and Development Chris Balbach are at the DOE BTO Peer Review this week, April 15-18 in Arlington, VA.   Look out for them and reach out to learn more about potential software and program collaborations around the built environment!   https://ww2.eventrebels.com/er/Registration/StepRegInfo.jsp?ActivityID=29139&StepNumber=1

ACEEE White Paper on the Economic Impacts of Energy Efficiency Investments in Pennsylvania

This week, ACEEE released a white paper analyzing the job-creation impacts of increased energy efficiency investments by electric distribution utilities in Pennsylvania. Under current PA law, efficiency investments by electric utilities are capped at a certain percentage, which limits energy savings and associated economic benefits. ACEEE uses input-output modeling to evaluate the economic impacts of lifting…