ASHRAE appoints first DOE Building Energy Codes fellow
The new fellow will assist the DOE in assessing the impact of updating state energy codes to meet the 2010 version of ANSI/ASHRAE/IESNA Standard 90.1.
appointed its first Building Energy Codes ASHRAE fellow in partnership with the Dept. of Energy. The new Fellow, Mike Erbesfeld, will
assist the DOE in assessing the impact of updating state energy codes to meet
the 2010 version of ANSI/ASHRAE/IESNA Standard 90.1.
will be placed in the DOE's Office of Building Technologies, Building Energy
Codes Program. He will analyze energy code updates based on EnergyPlus analysis
of benchmark buildings and cost databases, as well as perform compliance
testing of COMcheck using benchmark buildings and recommend program and front
end changes to simplify COMcheck use. COMcheck is a software program from the
DOE that simplifies energy code compliance by offering a flexible
computer-based alternative to manual calculations.
Erbesfeld's most recent role was as an ASHRAE Congressional Fellow in the
office of Sen. Diane Feinstein, where he worked on legislative efforts that
included tax credits and deductions to assist homeowners and businesses make
energy efficient improvements and with HUD to ensure that their energy
efficiency mortgage (EEM) program was utilized to its full potential.
He graduated from the University of Miami, Miami,
Fla., with a master's degree in