This course is an overview of current building performance standards (BPS) and their impact on various cities. We will be discussing the various forms of building performance standards, their formulation with respect to penalties and economics, and discuss methods of integrating these standards into your business model. The course will look at the impact of BPS on many stakeholders in the energy services industries.
After taking this course, you will be able to:
*Attendees must earn an 70% or higher on the final course test in order to earn 0.4 CEUs.
Dr. Bret Strogen is a technology-policy strategy expert with more than 20 years of experience evaluating and advising on the environmental, economic, and operational impacts of energy and infrastructure innovations across the federal, academic, and private sectors.
Prior to his current work advancing innovative energy solutions in the private sector, Bret spent seven years at the Pentagon—supporting the Office of the Secretary of Defense’s Operational Energy Innovation directorate and serving as the Army’s Special Assistant for Energy and Sustainability. Bret’s contributions included advising the department’s energy policies and strategies; monitoring and overseeing the utilities privatization, installation energy performance contracting, and alternative fuel development programs; and preparing briefings and reports to Congress on the department’s energy management and energy technology research and development activities.
Bret holds a BS in Environmental Engineering from the University of Delaware and a MS and PhD in Environmental Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley. He also maintains his Professional Engineer license in Pennsylvania and is a LEED Green Associate.