The Smart Building Institute (SBI) is a non-profit corporation organized to facilitate the growth and education of smarter building and smarter building operations.
SBI establishes an ongoing and updated series of conditions that qualify a building as “smart”. These conditions are set by SBI Board of Directors.
As practices, products, and solutions emerge and evolve, the conditions and versions of the scoring criteria will change to reflect these innovations.
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Mr. Bernstein served as the Senior Director of Commercial Programs and Business Development for Echelon Corporation where he focused on energy management and open solutions for energy efficient control networking. He helps organizations implement technologies and solutions based upon open, proven, multi-application control networks.
Mr. Bernstein recently completed a five year assignment as the Executive Director and CEO of LONMARK International. In this role, he was responsible for the direction and activity of LONMARK worldwide and worked to continue developing open standards, provide educational programs, and grow market presence. He created an Ambassador program to support the organization through education, outreach, and stewardship.
Prior to joining LonMark International he spent 14 years with Echelon Corporation in a variety of roles focused on control systems in building automation, transportation, industrial process control, and home automation as well as developing open specifications and help people understand how to successfully implement open building control systems
In addition to serving the Smart Buildings Institute, Mr. Bernstein is an advisory board member of the City University of NY Building Performance Laboratory and has been a staff instructor for the APPA Institute of Higher Educational Facility Managers. He is an adviser to Carnegie Mellon University’s Architecture Department’s projects on building energy efficiency and is on the board of advisers for ICEBO (the International Conference on Enhanced Building Operations), and the Mt San Antonio College Curriculum Committee.
Mr. Bernstein co-authored the latest edition of “The LonWorks Installation Handbook” published July 2010, was the Editor in Chief of the LonMark Magazine, and has written articles appearing in a variety of industry trade publications and is currently working on a new book about industry best practices and principles of building control systems.
Mr. Bernstein holds a BS degree in Mechanical Engineer from Carnegie Mellon University and two Masters Degrees in varying fields of psychology.