The CCC leadership consists of the Board of Directors and the Advisory Council. These two groups provide direction and information to the CCC to help improve and advance the commissioning industry in California. CCC meetings and webinars are attended by the Board and Advisory Council and are open to the public.
Board of Directors
Mangesh Basarkar, PG&E (Chairperson)
Glenda Towns, SoCal Gas (Secretary & Treasurer)
Cindy Smith, SDG&E (Vice-Chair)
Gary Verbeke, SMUD
Randall Higa, SCE
Amanda Potter, PECI (Executive Director, Board Advisor)
Donald Frey, LightLouver, LLC (Advisory Council Chairperson, Board Advisor )
Senior Product Manager
Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E)
Mangesh Basarkar is a Senior Product Manager in the Customized and Industrial Energy Efficiency Products team at PG&E. He currently manages PG&E's core retro-commissioning product that provides incentives for existing building commissioning activities. Over the last 8 years Mangesh has been involved in several aspects of energy efficiency ranging from design and development of building simulation tools to the application of these tools for energy code compliance, building energy performance rating for green building standards, and improving indoor air quality. Mangesh has a Bachelor's and Master's degree in Mechanical Engineering and is currently finishing his MBA from the UC Berkeley - Haas School of Business. He is a member of ASHRAE and IBPSA.
Southern California Gas Company (SoCalGas)
Glenda has 27 years of experience in the electric and gas utility industries. Prior to joining SoCalGas Customer Programs organization as a program manager, she worked for Southern California Edison Company as a commercial/industrial energy efficiency manager. She is currently overseeing SoCalGas' Retrocommissioning, Continuous Energy Improvement, and Prescriptive Rebate programs for commercial and industrial customers. In recognition of her leadership skills, she is the recipient of a San Gabriel Valley Woman of Achievement Award. She graduated from California State University, Los Angeles.
Customer Programs Specialist
San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E)
Cindy has 10 years of experience in the electric and gas utility industries. She currently oversees SDG&E's Retrocommissioning Program and provides benchmarking technical assistance. Prior to working on Retrocommissioning, she worked on SDG&E's Prescriptive Rebate Programs for commercial, industrial, and agricultural customers.
Savings by Design Project Manager
Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD)
Gary Verbeke is currently a Project Manager with SMUD's Savings By Design Program in the Customer Programs and Services Group. The Savings by Design Program is a statewide program encouraging high-performance nonresidential building design and construction. Prior to joining SMUD, Gary worked for DTE Energy in Detroit, Michigan. His focus was promoting the Energy Conservation efforts of DTE's Customers that included new construction and retrofit projects. Gary received his Mechanical and Business Degree's from Wayne State University in Detroit Michigan.
Randall Higa, P.E.
Manager, Commercial New Construction
Southern California Edison (SCE)
Mr. Higa has been with Southern California Gas Company (SoCal Gas) for 12 years, working with the residential and commercial building industry to promote energy efficiency. Prior to joining SoCal Gas, he worked for 13 years in engineering and architecture firms designing and managing various commercial and institutional projects, including hospitals, schools, office buildings, retail, labs, and data processing facilities. He is a member of several professional organizations and currently serves on the ASHRAE 90.1 Technical Committee and is a board member of the Collaborative for High Performance Schools. He graduated from the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences at UCLA and has taken graduate architecture courses in building climatology and energy conservation design. He is registered as a mechanical engineer in California and Nevada.
Vice President of Engineering & Technical Services
Portland Energy Conservation, Inc. (PECI)
Amanda Potter serves as the Vice President of Engineering and Technical Services for PECI. She has directed dozens of PECI's commissioning projects, including commissioning research, writing, tool development and in-building projects. She has also co-authored several commissioning-related papers. Amanda led the initial technical development work for PECI's EnergySmart Grocer, AirCarePlus and Retrocommissioning programs. She holds a B.S. Electrical Engineering from Cornell University and a Diplome D'Etude Approfondie from Ecole Centrale de Lyon (Master of Engineering, France).
Donald J. (Don) Frey, P.E.
Mr. Frey serves as Chairperson of the CCC Advisory Council. He has been involved in business management; project management; engineering; and building energy-related research, design, and product development for more than 35 years. He is a registered Professional Engineer in Colorado and Tennessee, and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in aerospace engineering and a Master of Science degree in civil engineering. In 1982 he co-founded Architectural Energy Corporation (AEC), where he was a Principal for 27 years. He now works part time for LightLouver LLC, a company he also co-founded. He has authored numerous technical reports and papers, and made many presentations at technical conferences. He was awarded the 2009 Benner Award by the National Conference on Building Commissioning
The Advisory Council is a group of individuals who have a vested interest in the health and growth of the commissioning industry in California. The CCC Advisory Council helps direct the CCC's projects and priorities by offering new ideas, asking questions, providing input, and identifying additional useful resources.
The Advisory Council is appointed by the CCC Board and has between 15 and 20 members. They include Commissioning Providers, building owners, and representatives of utilities and research labs.
California Institute of Technology
Matthew Berbée serves as the Energy Manager at the California Institute of Technology. He manages the Caltech Energy Conservation Investment Program, one of the largest green revolving funds in the country. His responsibilities include management of the campus energy retrofit, retro-commissioning, and LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) for Existing Building programs. Prior to joining Caltech, Matthew worked as the Energy Manager for the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory. While at JPL, Matthew managed multi-million dollar Energy Savings Performance Contracts encompassing energy retrofit solutions in mission critical facilities. He managed one of Southern California Edison's most aggressive demand response programs. Matthew is a Certified Energy Manager with an extensive background in building automation controls. He holds a Master's Degree in Business Administration from Pepperdine University and a Bachelors of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from California State Polytechnic University Pomona.
James A. Bryan
Dividend Capital Diversified Property Fund
James Bryan leads the implementation of corporate strategies for engineering and operations best practices, capital expenditure, construction projects, develops energy efficient strategies, and establishes engineering and operations best practices to achieve enhanced net operating income (NOI).
In his previous position with Arden Realty Inc., A GE Capital Real Estate Company, he was focused on property operations, enterprise building automation systems, and building system operations strategies. James has experience in portfolio wide strategic planning, engineering, implementation, service and maintenance projects. He has directed teams in the execution of long-range technology plans and large capital improvement projects and is highly experienced in many building automation systems, from the development of the operational strategy to the detailed programming of the systems.
California Energy Commission
Mr. Commins has worked at the Energy Commission for 10 years. During this time he has managed the State's Energy Hotline, which answers questions about California's energy code. He also led the incorporation of building commissioning ("Acceptance Requirements") into the 2005 Title 24 Building Standards. Mr. Commins helped start the California Commissioning Collaborative, and set up and ran the Collaborative for two years. He also trains building officials on the state energy codes and conducts complaint investigations on new homes.
Greg Cunningham, AIA
Mr. Cunningham has more than 30 years of experience in design and construction focusing on building energy efficiency solutions. He is a member of the Building Commissioning Association (BCA) and a former member of the Professional Advisory Group (PAG) to the California Energy Commission for the development of the Title 24 Standards. Mr. Cunningham is a USGBC LEED Accredited Professional and a member of the American Institute of Architects. He received his B.A. in Architecture from U.C. Berkeley and M.E.P. in Energy Technology from Arizona State University.
3E International Incorporated
Erik Emblem has over 40 years experience in the design, installation, service and commissioning of HVAC systems. He was responsible for creating the Testing Adjusting and Balancing Bureau's (TABB) certification programs for supervisors and contractors engaged in balancing and commissioning. He founded 3 E International Incorporated a professional consulting firm that performs services for selected clients. 3E provides consulting services to Cal SMACNA and CAL SMWIA Local Unions. Here he provides services in energy management the environment, green sustainable building, codes and standards. Working with the Industry in California Emblem assisted in setting up a statewide joint labor/management committee focused on energy and environmental policy, The Joint Committee on Energy and Environmental Policy. This group works collaboratively with state boards and commissions to foster positive relationships while providing input on code and standard development.
Charles G. Fletcher Jr.
Executive Vice President
EMCOR Service / Mesa Energy Systems
Charles Fletcher began his career in the HVAC business in 1978. Between the years 1978 and 1983 he worked in various capacities including Union Sheet Metal Worker, Operations Manager, and Sales Engineer. In 1984 Charles started Mesa Energy Systems, Inc. and has served in the capacity of both CEO and Senior Vice President from that time until present. He has been an integral part of transforming Mesa from a small company with a solid reputation, into a nationally recognized “best in class” energy solutions contractor, that became part of the EMCOR Group, an international Fortune 500 Company, in 1999. Mr. Fletcher earned a Bachelor of Science degree in mathematics at the State University of New York, Cortland, is a LEED Accredited Professional, holds a California contractor's license and is a member of the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE).
Division Manager, Utility Services
Ed Jerome has more than 16 years of experience developing, quantifying, and managing energy and resource efficiency projects. He is highly skilled in energy management principles, savings quantification, measurement & verification techniques, and implementation strategies for resource conservation projects within commercial, industrial, and agricultural facilities. Mr. Jerome has lead and performed detailed retro-commissioning activities for more than 3.5 million square feet of large commercial and institutional building space. He has performed and/or managed more than 200 preliminary and detailed energy surveys within commercial, industrial, and agricultural facilities and has performed numerous demand response audits for a variety of customer types.
David Jump, Ph.D., P.E.
Director of Engineering
Quantum Energy Services and Technologies, Inc. (QuEST)
Mr. Jump is the Engineering Director for QuEST, a firm specializing in retro-commissioning (RCx) services and programs, measurement and verification (M&V) services, and energy project development and implementation services. He has helped develop and manage technical services for more than $14 million in energy efficiency programs that provide building retro-commissioning services. Mr. Jump's expertise in commercial HVAC and control systems, data acquisition and analysis, fault diagnostic techniques, and building energy analysis has enabled him to write chapters in M&V guidelines, develop guidelines for assessing measurement cost effectiveness, and author several technical papers and presentations. Along with CCC Advisory Board participation, Mr. Jump also serves on the International Performance Measurement and Verification Protocol Technical Committee, and is currently vice president of the Building Commissioning Association's Southwest Chapter.
Energy Program Manager
California State University
Mr. Morgan is the systemwide Energy Program Manager for the California State University, Office of the Chancellor and manages the CSU's Energy Efficiency Partnership Program, Monitoring Based Commissioning (MBCx) Program, and provides training and assessment support to the 23 campus system for new and emerging energy efficiency technologies. He also participates in the CSU's Mechanical Systems Review Board to review capital project plans and develop/refine CSUâ€™s design guidelines for Commissioning, Metering, and Interior/Exterior Lighting Systems. Mr. Morgan also worked as project manager of the statewide emerging technology demonstration program at the California Lighting Technology Center, UC Davis. He has a bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science/Engineering as well as his CEM from the Association of Energy Engineers.
Clifford H. Moriyama
Capitol Dynamics, LLC
Cliff Moriyama is a partner of Capitol Dynamics, LLC. Capitol Dynamics is a full service governmental affairs/public relations strategic planning firm based in Sacramento, California. Mr. Moriyama has more than 17 years of experience in the legislative and regulatory arenas in California and Washington D.C. working for three statewide business associations prior to forming Capitol Dynamics. He has an extensive background on issues ranging from land use, endangered species, energy, water quality and water supply and the environment.
Tony Pierce, P.E.
Facility Dynamics Engineering
Tony has over 26 years experience in the design, construction and commissioning of building systems. He joined FDE in 2006 and is located in Southern California. He has previously worked for Southern California Edison Co., principally promoting sustainable building design practices and energy efficiency standards, and HMC Group, an architectural-engineering firm where he was the Director of Mechanical Engineering. Tony's current commissioning projects range from university assembly and teaching facilities, hospitals, public and private office buildings, and hospitality facilities. In addition, he works on control system designs for building energy systems and as an instructor for PG&E's Existing Building Commissioning Workshop.
Reinhard G. Seidl, P.E.
Reinhard Seidl started his career in Europe, where he completed a Master's degree in mechanical engineering. He moved to California after four years as a project engineer with a Dutch multinational firm, involved in international contracting in Africa and the Middle East for industrial projects. His experience in the US includes nine years as a project engineer and project manager for a mechanical contractor in the commercial, biotech, and semiconductor sectors. In 2003, he joined the consulting firm Taylor Engineering in Alameda, California, where he is currently a Principal. In recent years, he has focused on controls and commissioning work, is a member of the ASHRAE guideline committee GPC30 for commissioning existing buildings, and has published several articles on commissioning. In collaboration with PG&E, he has helped develop the Universal Translator, a tool for analyzing trend data on commissioning and energy retrofit projects.
Group Manager - Commissioning
Mr. Schroeder currently serves as Target's commissioning group manager and is responsible for defining, implementing and overseeing both the commissioning and demand side energy management programs for Target. These programs focus primarily on enhancing the life cycle performance of Target facilities by optimizing the way energy consuming equipment is designed, installed, operated and maintained. Prior to Target, Mr. Schroeder worked as a consulting engineer helping owners in the institutional, commercial, educational and health care industries define and implement programs related to commissioning, energy efficiency, sustainability and facility support services. Mr. Schroeder has a bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Minnesota, is a registered professional engineer, a LEED Accredited Professional and a NEBB Certified Supervisor for testing, adjusting and balancing of air and hydronic systems.
Alternative Energy Systems Consulting, Inc.
Greg Stevens has over 12 years of consulting experience in energy production, delivery and use. He provides management and technical support to utility energy efficiency and self-generation programs, as well as serves utility customers and government agencies directly. He currently supports Southern California Edison's RCx, MBx and PBx Programs. Mr. Stevens had a lead role in enhancing and streamlining SCE's 2010-2012 Commercial RCx Program. The restructuring of the current program is captured in the following CALMAC report: “Development of Pre-Calculated Savings for Southern California Edison's 2006-2008 Retrocommissioning Program.” He also supports SCE's Integrated Comprehensive Energy Audit, HEEP and LEEP Programs. During his career, Mr. Stevens has inspected over 100 onsite generation facilities – including combined heat and power, photovoltaics and renewable fuel – and conducted over 80 energy audits for various government agencies and utility customers. He has assisted several recognized corporations, such as - Siemens Industry, Albertsons, AMTECH Lighting Services - with measurement and verification of HVAC, refrigeration and lighting projects. Mr. Stevens earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Resources Engineering from Humboldt State University, CA 1998. He holds a California Engineer-In-Training (EIT) certificate and is an AEE Certified Measurement and Verification Professional (CMVP). He is a member of ASME and AEE. He has authored several studies involving energy efficiency and onsite generation.
Mr. Walter started in the HVAC industry in 1973, and has been a project manager for over 25 years. His experience includes an extensive background in Building Automation Systems (BAS), covering all phases of design, installation, programming, graphics, start-up and commissioning. He has managed residential and commercial mechanical projects, lighting and access control projects, and the design of hazardous transportation systems. His specializations include operations and maintenance assessments, and new and existing building commissioning.