Mission

Develop, demonstrate and deploy technology systems and market pathways that permit early progress (20-30% energy use reductions) in small/medium commercial buildings.

Vision

By 2030, deep energy retrofits will reduce energy use by 50% in existing small/medium buildings, which are less than 250,000 square feet.

CBEI

The CBEI partnership was developed in response to a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) in 2010 jointly published by the U.S. Department of Energy, U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration and National Institute of Standards and Technology/Manufacturing Extension Partnership, U.S. Department of Labor, U.S. Department of Education, Small Business Administration, and National Science Foundation.

The FOA called for the establishment of a consortium to develop, expand, and commercialize innovative energy efficient building systems technologies, designs, and best practices in a regional setting for national and international distribution.

In the early years of the partnership, CBEI was also referred to as the Greater Philadelphia Innovation Cluster (GPIC) and the Energy Efficient Buildings Hub (EEB Hub).

Partners

UNIVERSITIES

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INDUSTRY

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ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

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Former Partners

Balfour Beatty
Collegiate Consortium
IBM
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Pennsylvania College of Technology
PPG
Project Based Learning, Inc.
Princeton University
University City Science Center
University of Pittsburgh

Thank You

Alon Abramson
University of Pennsylvania

Laurie Actman
University of Pennsylvania

Will Agate
PIDC

Jin An
Pennsylvania State University

Clinton Andrews
Rutgers University

Anthony Atchley
Pennsylvania State University

Azizan Aziz
Carnegie Mellon University

Trevor Bailey
United Technologies Research Center

Kris Barr
Pennsylvania State University

Rick Baxendell
Covestro

Leslie Billhymer
University of Pennsylvania

Eugenie Birch
University of Pennsylvania

Seth Blumsack
Pennsylvania State University

James Braun
Purdue University

Lisa Brown
Pennsylvania State University

Michelle Coates
Booz Allen Hamilton

Erica Cochran
Carnegie Mellon University

Ben Cohen
Pennsylvania State University

Andrew Dasinger
United Technologies Research Center

Parhum Delgoshaei
Pennsylvania State University

Payam Delgoshaei
Pennsylvania State University

Semiha Ergan
Carnegie Mellon University

David Erne
Booz Allen Hamilton

Deane Evans
New Jersey Institute of Technology

Theresa Flaherty
University of Pennsylvania

Jim Freihaut
Pennsylvania State University

Michael Gallagher
Covestro

James Gambino
Ben Franklin Technology Partners of SE PA

Anthony Girifalco
DVIRC

Leon Glicksman
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Noah Goldstein
Navigant

Mikhail Gorbounov
United Technologies Research Center

John Grady
PIDC

Paul Hallacher
Pennsylvania State University

Joseph Houldin
DVIRC

David Hsu
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Mark Alan Hughes
University of Pennsylvania

Christine Knapp
City of Philadelphia

Martha Krebs
Pennsylvania State University

Lizz Kula
ZS Associates

Khee Poh Lam
Carnegie Mellon University

Dena Lang
Pennsylvania State University

Bertrand Lasternas
Carnegie Mellon University

Robert Leicht
Pennsylvania State University

Francesco Leonardi
United Technologies Research Center

Pengfei Li
United Technologies Research Center

Vivian Loftness
Carnegie Mellon University

Ron Madrid
Pennsylvania State University

John Magerlein
IBM

John Manz
Pennsylvania College of Technology

John Messner
Pennsylvania State University

Barry Miller
DVIRC

Rick Mistrick
Pennsylvania State University

Mugdha Mokashi
ArchEcology

Satish Narayanann
United Technologies Research Center

Zheng O’Neil
University of Alabama

David Parekh
United Technologies Research Center

Edit Radone
Pennsylvania State University

Avis Ransom
Morgan State University

Elizabeth Resenic
Gensler

David Riley
Pennsylvania State University

RoseAnn Rosenthal
Ben Franklin Technology Partners of SE PA

Sharon Ross
Delaware Valley Industrial Resource Center

Sambit Sahu
IBM

Jennifer Senick
Rutgers University

Lisa Shulock
Pennsylvania State University

A.J. Simon
Lawrence Livermore National Lab

Bill Sisson
United Technologies Research Center

Jane Snowdon
IBM

Jelena Srebrick
University of Maryland

Mark Stutman
Pennsylvania State University

Rich Sweetser
Exergy Partners Corporation

Stephanie Taggart
Pennsylvania State University

Russel Taylor
United Technologies Research Center

Rudy Terry
PIDC

Mark Trabbold
Ben Franklin Technology Partners of SE PA

Franca Trubiano
University of Pennsylvania

Thanos Tzempelikos
Purdue University

Draguna Vrabie
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Susan Wachter
University of Pennsylvania

Scott Wagner
Pennsylvania State University

Tim Wagner
United Technologies Research Center

Joseph Welsh
Collegiate Consortium

Jin Wen
Drexel University

Dan Willis
Pennsylvania State University

Dinghao Wu
Pennsylvania State University

Tiejun Wu
United Technologies Research Center

Amy Wylie
Covestro

Ke Xu
Automated Logic Corporation

Andrew Zwicker
Princeton Plasma Physics Lab