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Paul Ehrlich

Paul Ehrlich

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
PO Box 999
Richland, WA 99352


Paul has a Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin and a Masters of Business Administration from the University of St. Thomas. After spending 20 years in industry with leading building controls and HVAC companies, he formed the Building Intelligence Group LLC an independent consultancy, whose primary purpose was to support and promote the delivery of high performance buildings. Services included systems assessment, master planning, training, and design for intelligent and sustainable building systems with a focus is in the areas of integrated systems, facility operations and enterprise management.

Throughout his career, Paul has been actively involved with industry groups focused on the creation of new automation standards and technologies. Previous roles include chairing the BACnet sub-committee on interoperability, and acting as the inaugural chair for the oBIX committee to establish XML standards for building controls. He is currently a member of the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) advisory council. Paul will be located in the PNNL offices in Portland starting in early November 2016.

Research Interests

  • Commercial building energy efficiency
  • Building control systems
  • Integrated controls and automation
  • Buildings to grid
  • Transactive energy

Education and Credentials

  • MBA - University of St Thomas, St. Paul MN
  • BS Mechanical Engineering - University of Wisconsin Madison
  • Licensed Professional Engineer

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Awards and Recognitions

  • Buildy and Digi awards

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