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

mechanical engineering.

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