NIBS Presidential Advisor To Address High Performance

Ryan M. Colker J.D. is an advisor to the the president of the National Institute of Building Sciences and will address Translating High Performance to the Future of HVACR.

Ryan M. Colker J.D. is an advisor to the the president of the National Institute of Building Sciences and the Director of the Consultative Council for the National Institute of Building Sciences (NIBS). Mr. Colker will address HVACR Educators and Trainers during the 2011 HVAC Excellence National HVACR Educators and Trainers Conference March 20-22, 2011 on Translating High Performance to the Future of HVACR.


High-performance has become the latest buzzword in the our industry, but what does it really mean and how does it translate to the actual work on the ground? Numerous trends are emerging within the building community that can lead to a fundamental shift in how technicians perform their jobs. New business opportunities are emerging. What do today's technicians need to know to compete and to contribute to the widespread realization of high-performance buildings? Ryan Colker will address these issues during a general session at the 2011 National HVACR Educators and Trainers Conference in Las Vegas, NV.


Ryan M. Colker is Director of the Consultative Council and Presidential Advisor at the National Institute of Building Sciences where he is responsible for leading the development of findings and recommendations on behalf of the entire building community and transmitting those recommendations to Congress and the Administration. He previously served as Manager of Government Affairs for the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) where he contributed to the development of a robust government affairs program. While at ASHRAE, he assisted in the formation of the High-Performance Building Congressional Caucus and contributed to the development and piloting of the Building Energy Quotient, ASHRAE's building energy labeling program. Previously, Colker served as the Program Director of the Renewable Natural Resources Foundation, where he was the lead staff member in charge of interdisciplinary programs for a 14-member consortium of natural resource professional and scientific organizations. He also has worked at the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) and the Office of Senator Bob Graham. Colker is a graduate of the George Washington University Law School and holds a Bachelor of Arts, with honors, in environmental policy from the University of Florida.

The National HVACR Educators and Trainers Conference is a train-the-trainer boot camp consist of concurrent high impact sessions covering: new and changing technologies, changes in federal legislation, energy efficiency, best practices, training techniques that work, green and sustainable technologies, industry exhibits, and round tables. This conference is open to anyone in the HVACR industry interested in learning about new technology.


The 2011 conference will be held March 20-22, 2011 at the SouthPoint Hotel in Las Vegas, NV. Conference highlights: over 40 sessions to attend, both teaching technique classes and technical sessions, educator credentialing exams offered at no charge, round tables to network and exchange ideas, kick off session with open bar, earn continuing education units, Plated Breakfast & Lunch with beverages (Monday & Tuesday) included. For all of the conference details visit www.hvacexcellence.org and click the conference link or call 1-800-394-5268.

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