In our last podcast of the year, we welcome Paul Bertram, director of environment, sustainability, and government affairs at Kingspan Insulated Panels Inc., Deland, FL. Bertram joins us to talk about his involvement in the Paris COP21 talks and what they mean for commercial construction.Gary L. Parr is editorial director of Commercial Architecture magazine, and Paul Nutcher is president of Green Apple Group.
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Paul Bertram is a Fellow and past president of the Construction Specifications Institute, Alexandria, VA. His areas of expertise/interest include building-product environmental impacts and envelope-first energy efficiency strategies with pathways to NZE strategies, in addition to material transparency and sustainability reporting. He has extensive background in material evaluation and specification as well as building science fundamentals.
His current work includes government affairs in which he drives advocacy for resilient and reliable building energy efficiency and related greenhouse-gas reductions on demand-side energy. He serves on the board of directors for the Business Council for Sustainable Energy, Washington, in this quest.