Chris Balbach to Join DOE Building Technology Office Rooftop Unit Peer Review Panel

Chris Balbach, PSD’s Vice President of Research & Development, was recently selected by the DOE’s Building Technologies Office to join a peer review panel to evaluate the efficacy of the DOE funded Rooftop Unit (RTU) campaign. As a reviewer, Chris will evaluate 5-10 projects within BTO’s Commercial Buildings portfolio to determine their relative contributions to…

PSD Attends RESNET’s 2013 National Conference

Once again, staff from Performance Systems Development headed south to Orlando, Florida, only this time to attend the Residential Energy Services Network (RESNET) 2013 Conference at the World Center Marriott. RESNET’s annual get together provided PSD staff with the opportunity to catch up with PSD Raters, learn about exciting new building technologies and best practices,…

PSD Attends AESP National 2013 Conference

Five PSD’ers escaped the northern cold and headed south during the last week of January to warm and sunny Orlando, Florida to attend the 23rd Annual Association of Energy Service Professionals (AESP) National Conference.  The annual event brings together an array of top professionals in the industry, such as program managers, policy…

Emelie Cuppernell Elected to Northeast HERS Alliance Board

Emelie Cuppernell, Manager of Provider Services for Performance Systems Development (PSD), has been elected as the Secretary of the Northeast Home Energy Rating System (NEHERS) Alliance 2013 Board by the Alliance membership. Emelie’s election comes after seven years as a dedicated NEHERS member and participant. During this time she has helped draft the NEHERS Manual,…

AESP Mid-Atlantic Regional Chapter Hosts Energy Efficiency Financing Event

The Mid-Atlantic Regional Chapter (MARCh) of the Association of Energy Service professionals (AESP) hosted its second in-person regional meeting. The meeting focused around a panel on developments in energy efficiency financing. The panel was moderated by Performance Systems Development’s own Alex Mordas, who is President of the chapter. Three experts participated in the panel and…

NYCHA Selects TREAT to Help Prioritize Building Energy Improvements

  Energy savings is a high priority for the New York City Housing Authority. With roughly 2,500 buildings spread across 330 developments in the 5 boroughs of New York City, NYCHA provides is the largest public housing authority in North America. To help meet the challenge of providing affordable housing, NYCHA uses TREAT software and…

Performance Systems Development Recognized with 2012 Leadership in Housing Award

Performance Systems Development (PSD), a building performance software and services provider, was recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) with a 2012 ENERGY STAR Leadership in Housing Award.  The award recognizes the important contribution PSD made to energy-efficient construction and environmental protection by verifying that homes meet the stringent criteria for ENERGY STAR certification. …

Performance Systems Development Joins Green Button Initiative

Performance Systems Development (PSD) a building performance software and services provider, joins other leading technology companies and utilities to announce that it has joined Green Button, an industry-led initiative to empower consumers to make informed decisions on efforts to reduce their energy bills. The Executive Office of the President, Council on Environmental Policy, and Office of…

NYSERDA’s Focus on Commercial Real Estate Program with New-Generation Benchmarking and Tracking Tools

Case Study Background The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) developed the Focus Programs – sector-specific initiatives including schools, industry, and governments – to promote greater energy efficiency awareness and market penetration. Performance Systems Development, together with real estate consulting firm HR&A, were awarded a Focus on Commercial Real Estate contract to encourage…

Multifamily Retrofits Webinar Available on Efficiency First Website

On February 22, Jerone Gagliano, Director of Energy Engineering at Performance Systems Development, was a panelist on a webinar designed to provide guidance for programs and home performance contractors interested in expanding their services into the multifamily homes sector.  Efficiency First, the home performance contractor trade association, sponsored the webinar:  Close Quarters: Retrofitting America’s Multifamily Dwellings. …