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Paul Bertram Named Distinguished Member by the Construction Specifications Institute for Work on Energy Efficiency

Former BCSE Board Member Paul Bertram was recently recognized with the Distinguished Members award by the Construction Specifications Institute (CSI). The award was presented last month in Providence, Rhode Island, at the CONSTRUCT and CSI Annual Convention. This is the highest award given by CSI and is conferred on individuals who have performed distinguished services to the construction industry in fields of activity related to the purpose of the Institute. BCSE was proud to support Mr. Bertram’s nomination. Since the first award in 1954, only 49 members have earned this illustrious honor. Mr. Bertram is the 50th recipient of this award.

Throughout Mr. Bertram’s career he has demonstrated excellence and commitment in the field of energy and building efficiency. He was an observer and speaker at the UNFCCC COP21 climate meeting in Paris and worked tirelessly for the advancement of energy efficiency policies in the US and abroad.

Mr. Bertram retired from full time work last year, but

continues to work to influence energy efficiency policy, including through the NYSERDA Retrofit program. As a Vietnam veteran, Mr. Bertram also works to lower the veteran suicide rate by supporting Guardian Angles Medical Service Dogs, a program that uses service dogs to assist veterans with PTSD.

The Council extends its congratulations to Mr. Bertram on this well-deserved award!