Award Winner and Hall of Fame Inductees Honored During Opening Plenary Ceremony

by Kacey Larsen

DENVER, CO—The 2013 recipient of the Tony Woods Award for Excellence in Advancing the Home Performance Industry from the Building Performance Institute, Inc. (BPI) is John Tooley of Advanced Energy. After being nominated by industry peers and selected by an independent panel of impartial judges, Tooley was announced the winner during the Opening Plenary Ceremony of the ACI National Home Performance Conference in Denver, Colorado.

John Tooley is a senior consultant for Advanced Energy, based in Raleigh, North Carolina. He is regarded as a pioneer in the world of energy efficiency with over 30 years of experience diagnosing and repairing more than 5,000 homes. Tooley has spent more than 15 years helping builders across the nation implement quality process management, where they can guarantee heating, cooling and comfort in their clients’ homes. Recently, he contributed significantly to the development of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Standard Work Specifications (SWS), which is the collaboration of industry members compiling knowledge in one place to support the development of a skilled residential energy upgrade workforce.

Also acknowledged during the ACI Opening Plenary Ceremony were the three individuals inducted into the Building Performance Industry Hall of Fame.

  • Joe Kuonen, Program Manager for Residential and Commercial/Industrial Programs at CLEAResult Consulting in Little Rock, Arkansas.
  • Michael Blasnik of M. Blasnik & Associates in Boston, Massachusetts.
  • Rick Chitwood of Chitwood Energy Management in Mt. Shasta, California.

More information about any of the award winners or information about the BPI in general can be found here

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