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Edward Pollock and George James are Recipients of the 2012 RESNET Executive Director Award for Leadership in Building Science Research

Mar 5, 2012

RESNET Executive Director Steve Baden has awarded the 2012 RESNET Executive Director Award to George James and Edward Pollock.

The RESNET Executive Director Award is presented to individuals who have made a significant contribution to RESNET and the building performance industry.

RESNET Executive Director Steve Baden Presenting Ed Pollock the Award

Edward Pollock was recognized for his leadership in the U.S. Department of Energy in leading the agency’s building research efforts.  His efforts included working with the IRS and RESNET for a process of verification of the energy efficient homes tax credit is a rapid manner, launching of the National Builders Challenge and creating a path for builders to achieve net-zero energy homes.  Ed was presented his award at the 2012 RESNET Conference.

George James was recognized for his leadership in the U.S. Department of Energy’s

George James

Building America program.  Building America provided practical building science research to home builders on building high energy performance homes cost-effectively.  The success of ENERGY STAR Homes and the RESNET HERS Index in attracting large production builders has its origins with the Department of Energy program.  George also was a tireless supporter of home energy ratings and saw certified home energy raters has an important infrastructure for the construction of high energy performance homes.

Steve Baden commented, “I am pleased to present this recognition to these two pioneers in building science research.  They were dedicated public servants.  Ed and George charted the path to the net zero energy home.  Thanks to their vision and leadership we are seeing net zero energy homes being built and sold all across the nation.”