updated 11/3/2010 12:15:29 AM ET 2010-11-03T04:15:29

NEW YORK, Nov. 2, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Mr. John Hannum CEM, HBDP, BEMP, LEED AP and V.P. of Israel Berger & Associates, LLC, Energy & Building Sciences has earned a High-Performance Building Design Professional certification from the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE).

ASHRAE's certification program identifies individuals who have demonstrated they have the necessary training and tools for the design of high-performance buildings that live up to their performance capability.

"An ASHRAE certification benefits building owners, property managers, employers and individuals," ASHRAE President Lynn G. Bellenger said. "Firms who employ ASHRAE-certified engineers are better able to promote their services, and individuals who are certified approach their design responsibilities with greater confidence. ASHRAE certification helps professionals demonstrate that they have mastered a certain body of knowledge and can provide outstanding services in their area of expertise."

The content of the exam includes sustainability concepts, HVAC and sustainable processes and environmental improvement programs and rating systems; energy analysis; indoor environment; controls and monitoring; benchmarking with performance metrics; water conservation, commissioning in sustainable construction; and operation and maintenance of high-performance buildings.                  

For more information, visit www.ashrae.com

IBA Energy & Building Sciences provides energy consulting services to building owners, developers, managers and architects. IBA offers assessment, benchmarking, auditing, financial incentives, building modeling and non-destructive testing. This division integrates, evaluates, and analyzes energy efficiency measures to promote financial transparency so decision makers can be better informed about potential energy efficiency improvements and return on investments.

For more information, visit www.ibany.com

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