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2012 NEBB Annual Conference Highlights and Presentations

The National Environmental Balancing Bureau (NEBB) held its 2012 Annual Conference in Anaheim, California, April 26-28 at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel and Spa. Neil Marshall, NEBB President; The Honorable Branko Terzic, Deloitte Center for Energy Solutions; Raj Manchanda, Director of Technology, ASME; Michael Cables, President-Elect, MCAA, provided opening comments that addressed the theme of the conference, Building a Bridge to the Future. The keynote speaker was Ron Jarnagin, President, ASHRAE.
During the opening session, NEBB members provided a memorial to NEBB contributors Dave Bevirt and Bruce Giles.
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NEBB's Dave Bevirt, 1928-2012 NEBB's Bruce Giles, 1948-2011
NEBB presented ASHRAE with a $10,000 check for the ASHRAE Golden Circle which supports ASHRAE research. ASHRAE Golden Circle is made up of investors who contribute $10,000 or more to ASHRAE research.
Eric Jenison was presented with the highest honor in the industry - the George Hightower Award, based on his exemplary service to NEBB National and to the Florida Chapter of NEBB. At the National level, Eric served with distinction by holding each Officer position on the Board of Directors, culminating as President of NEBB in 2006. He also served with distinction on the Chapter Affairs Committee, the TAB Committee, and in the Marketing Committee.
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 Neil Marshall  Branko Terzic  Raj Manchanda
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 Michael Cables   Neil Marshall presents check to Ron Jarnagin  Neil Marshall presents the 2012 George Hightower Award to Eric Jenison
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Jim Bell Bob Cherrington Bob Gawne
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 Henry Green, President, NIBS, spoke at the Industry Luncheon  Danielle Turcolla conducted the Women's Networking Session  Stan Fleischer, President-Elect and Neil Marshall, President
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 Golf Award Winners  NEBB Raffle Award Winner  Stan Fleischer announces the 2013 NEBB Annual Conference in Montreal, Canada
Opening session presentations: 
Industry Lunch Presentation:


Technical session presentations:

• BIM Update: Andy Stadheim, Building Start - please contact
Net Zero Energy Renovations: John Simpson, GSA and Amy Boyce, USGBC
Cleanroom Commission: Vincent Sakraida, Cleanroom Product Manager
• Interactivity and Connectivity: Hooman Daneshmand, TA North America - please contact Bhumika Lathia on for presentation.  
Outside Air Measurements: David Dougan, EBTRON
EPA Energy Star Buildings: Robert Sauchelli, EPA
Scheduling for Commissioning and MCAA Change Order Overview: Paul Stychcomb and Tom Carcaterra, MCAA
• Retro-Cx Case Studies in Surgery Centers: Scott Forsyth, Johnston Controls
Duct Leakage Testing: Ken Helfers, TSI
NEBB’s Building Envelope Testing: Jim Bochat, NEBB
• Balancing Methods: Hooman Daneshmand, TA North America - please contact Bhumika Lathia on 
 for presentation.
Ongoing Commissioning: Jim Bochat, NEBB
In addition to the extensive technical sessions, representatives from ASHRAE, Deloitte, EPA, GSA, USGBC, NIBS, and MCAA were present. Presentations will be posted to by May 15, 2012.
For more information, please contact Mandy Kaur at or 301.977.3698.
Established in 1971, the National Environmental Balancing Bureau (NEBB) is the premier international association of Certified Firms that perform Building Systems Commissioning, Building Envelope Testing, Cleanroom Performance Testing, Fume Hood Testing, Retro-Commissioning, Sound and/or Vibration Measurement and Testing, Adjusting, and Balancing of HVAC systems. In addition to certifying firms, NEBB is the leading source of industry information providing technical and Procedural Standards, publications, study courses, and newsletters.


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