ASHRAE Awards IBA's John Hannum Certification for High-Performance Building Design

November 02, 2010

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New York, NY – Mr. John Hannum CEM, HBDP, BEMP, LEED AP and V.P. of Israel Berger &
Associates, LLC, Energy & Building Sciences has earned a High‐Performance Building Design
Professional certification from the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air‐Conditioning
Engineers (ASHRAE).

ASHRAE’s certification program identifies individuals who have demonstrated they have the
necessary training and tools for the design of high‐performance buildings that live up to their
performance capability.

“An ASHRAE certification benefits building owners, property managers, employers and
individuals,” ASHRAE President Lynn G. Bellenger said. “Firms who employ ASHRAE‐certified
engineers are better able to promote their services, and individuals who are certified approach
their design responsibilities with greater confidence. ASHRAE certification helps professionals
demonstrate that they have mastered a certain body of knowledge and can provide outstanding
services in their area of expertise.”

The content of the exam includes sustainability concepts, HVAC and sustainable processes
and environmental improvement programs and rating systems; energy analysis; indoor
environment; controls and monitoring; benchmarking with performance metrics; water
conservation, commissioning in sustainable construction; and operation and maintenance of high‐
performance buildings.

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About IBA Energy & Building Sciences

IBA Energy & Building Sciences provides energy consulting services to building owners,
developers, managers and architects. IBA offers assessment, benchmarking, auditing, financial
incentives, building modeling and non‐destructive testing. This division integrates, evaluates, and
analyzes energy efficiency measures to promote financial transparency so decision makers can be
better informed about potential energy efficiency improvements and return on investments.
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