Gilbane Building Co. has hired Robert Preiss, a 33-year industry veteran, to lead the company's energy modeling and High Performance Building efforts. Preiss' experience covers a wide range of client types, including commercial, industrial, high-tech, and utility products and services. His expertise includes efficient lighting, HVAC, retrocommissioning, cogeneration, microturbines, wind turbines, deregulation, management and engineering.
Gilbane will oversee the integration of High Performance Building and Energy Modeling practices across all markets within Gilbane. Preiss brings extensive engineering and project management experience encompassing a diverse range of projects, including lighting system design, energy screenings for utility companies, feasibility studies, energy savings projections, and equipment testing and evaluation. In addition, he has played an instrumental role in research, evaluation, design, and procurement for suppliers and utility companies resulting in energy and cost efficiencies for clients and users.
"We are thrilled to have Robert join us to lead this important service area for Gilbane," said Tom Goderre, Gilbane VP and Arizona district manager. "Robert has a distinctive background, having served clients in the private, public and energy sectors. He brings a solid combination of technical expertise with a passion for the work he does."
Previously, Preiss provided energy consulting, project management and engineering services to firms such as Nexant, Salt River Project, Montana-Dakota Utilities Co., Holophane Corporation, Duro-Test Lighting and Colorado Springs Utilities.