The Building Intelligence Group team offers expertise and substantial experience in both strategic and technical realms, spanning the disciplines of engineering, research, technology, marketing and business development.
Paul Ehrlich, PE - President and Founder
Throughout his career, Paul has been actively involved with industry groups focused on the creation of new automation standards and technologies. Previous roles include chairing the ASHRAE Guideline 13 committee on how to specify DDC controls, chairing the BACnet sub-committee on interoperability, and acting as the inaugural chair for the oBIX committee to establish XML standards for building controls. He is currently a member of the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) advisory council.
At RealComm 2008, Paul was honored with the Digie Digital Impact Award, recognizing a commitment and passion to advance the concept of next generation buildings. Previously he had been awarded the Buildy Vision Award for his perseverance in promoting whole building integration and interoperability through advocacy, promotion, educational and training endeavors.
Paul has a Bachelors degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin and a Masters of Business Administration from the University of St. Thomas. He is a licensed professional engineer in the State of Wisconsin.
Chuck Ehrlich - Chief Technology Officer
Mark Fenimore - Lead Technician
Ira Goldschmidt, PE, LEED AP - Facilities Planning and Design
Ira is a highly respected consulting engineer with LEED® 2.0 Accredited Professional certification and is an ENERGY STAR® Partner. He is a respected author and expert in the industry in the area of Intelligent Building control system design and commissioning.
Riva Kupritz - Market Research and Strategic Market Planning
Riva Kupritz has provided valuable research and strategy services to industries including building automation, utilities, architectural, engineering and design, and commercial real estate. Her services have been instrumental in helping organizations within these industries to define market opportunities, introduce new products and services and expand market share of existing offerings.
Rohini Brahme, Ph.D., LEED AP
Rohini has worked on energy efficiency analysis of new construction, retrofit projects and building operation and control strategies, LEED energy credits, measurement and monitoring of energy efficient buildings and building combined heat and power feasibility analysis. On the residential side, she has worked on design analysis and monitoring of high performance habitat house and design of net-zero house in Hartford. Some of the notable LEED projects that she has worked on are Pat Lobb Toyota dealership at McKinney and Rockwall (LEED silver and gold respectively), and the Texas A&M Mitchell Physics building (LEED silver). Before moving to Dallas, she worked as a building modeling expert at United Technologies Research Center, Houston Advanced Research Center and the Center for Building Performance and Diagnostics at Carnegie Mellon University, on various projects related to high performance buildings and the development of simulation tools for integrated building performance analysis. While a researcher at the Center for Building Performance and Diagnostics, Rohini taught graduate level courses related to energy modeling and building performance monitoring. Rohini has a Ph.D. from Carnegie Mellon University in the area of building performance and diagnostics and a bachelor’s degree in architecture from India.
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