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PSD congratulates Chris Balbach for receiving a Distinguished Service Award from the ASHRAE Members Council. This award recognizes ASHRAE members who have served the Society faithfully and with distinction on committees or have otherwise given freely of their time and talent on behalf of the Society. Chris was recognized for his efforts in organizing the “ASHRAE – Great Energy Predictor III” machine learning competition as well as his continued dedication and leadership within several ASHRAE Standard and Technical committees: The ASHRAE Building Energy Quotient, ANSI/ASHRAE/ACCA Standard 211-2018 – “Building Energy Audits”, TC4.7 – Energy Calculations, and TC7.6 Building Energy Performance. Congratulations on your commitment to serving the ASHRAE community, Chris!

Chris is also a Certified Energy Manager, Certified M&V Professional, licensed Professional Engineer, and a LEED Accredited Professional. He is currently managing a Phase II SBIR Grant from DOE for PSD’s proposed project, “Supercharging Standardized Asset Data with EnergyPlus”. This Phase II project will help expand the range of utility rebate incentives available to customers, reduce the costs associated with obtaining financial rebate incentives, and help building owners improve the real estate value of their energy-efficient properties.