Current Board (2017-2019)
The IBPSA-USA Board of Directors are elected by our members every two years. Officers are appointed by the Board on their first meeting. The current Board was elected on January 28, 2017. Officers and Board members of IBPSA-USA are governed by our Conflict of Interest Policy.
- Erik Kolderup - Kolderup Consulting; President
- Dru Crawley - Bentley Systems, Inc.; Vice-President
- David Eldridge - Grumman/Butkus Associates; Treasurer
- Carrie Brown - Resource Refocus LLC; Secretary
- Dimitri Contoyannis - NORESCO
- Chip Barnaby - Software Development Consultant, President of IBPSA-World
- Liam Buckley - IES
- Ralph Muehleisen - Argonne National Laboratory
- Martha Brook - California Energy Commission
- Joe Huang - White Box Technologies
- Neal Kruis - Big Ladder Software
- Krishnan Gowri - Autodesk
- Matt Biesterveld - Trane
- Supriya Goel - Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Past Board of Directors (2015-2017)
The past Board was elected on January 26, 2015. Officers and Board members of IBPSA-USA are governed by our Conflict of Interest Policy.
Joseph Deringer - President
Erik Kolderup - Vice President
Drury Crawley - Treasurer
Chris Balbach - Secretary
Comments from Chris on his time on the Board: "As I reflect on the close of my recent term of service with the IBPSA-USA Board of Directors, my thoughts turn towards acknowledging the state of our community, where we been, and where we might go over the next few years. Only a few short years ago, I felt moved to join the IBPSA-USA board of directors because I firmly felt that “Building Energy Modeling” tools represented the Best Available Technology for identifying cost-effective improvements to our built environment. I still hold this position. I also felt that one core issue our small but growing community faced was an issue of fragmentation – with many small and separate groups working in somewhat disjointed and uncoordinated fashions. Since then, I have come to recognize the role of IBPSA-USA as the cognizant organization for uniting our community, both in amplifying and repeating our shared goals of our community. An example of this was the approach used by IBPSA-USA to aggregate comments for inclusion in the DOE Building Energy Modeling Roadmap.
My advice new incoming IBPSA-USA leadership would be to concentrate on strengthening the bonds that tie our diverse community together, while also looking carefully for creative ways to grow our community by involving new membership and sustainable revenue sources. Given today’s rapid rate of technological advancement (machine learning, high performance computing, etc.), this will likely involve embracing new ideas, paradigms and ways of working that explore the complex relationships between machines and the humans that use them."
Chip Barnaby - Wrightsoft Corporation
David Eldridge - Grumman/Butkus Associates
Annie Marston - Baumann Consulting
Elizabeth Gilmor - Energetics Consulting Engineers, LLC
Joe Huang - Whitebox Technologies
Pallavi Mantha - Arup
Shanta Tucker - Atelier Ten
Sherry Hu - Pacific Gas & Electric
Tianzhen Hong - Lawrence Berkeley Labs
Comments from Tianzhen on his time on the Board: "As a former member of the IBPSA-USA board, I witnessed tremendous, exciting and growing research and education activites conducted in the building performance simulation community in the United States. With growing demand or regulation on low- and zero-net energy buildings, building simulation becomes a crucial and powerful tool that enables evaluation of energy efficient strategies in the building life cycle to reduce energy use and GHG emissions, combining the traditional technological solutions as well as the human dimensions (social and behavioral science). The future of IBPSA cannot be better consider emerging opportunities in AI, IoT, big data, and large scale (district or city) complex problems."
IBPSA-USA is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Pursuant to the law, the documents listed below must be disclosed for public inspection.
2011 Form 990 with board member home address information omitted (pdf)
2011 Form 990 as submitted to IRS (available on request, contact treasureribpsa.us)
2010 Form 990 with board member home address information omitted (pdf)
2010 Form 990 as submitted to IRS (available on request, contact treasureribpsa.us)