Benner Award


September 23-25, 2020 | Phoenix, AZ


In memory of Nancy Benner, the Benner Award recognizes outstanding achievement in making building commissioning “business as usual.” This was Nancy’s mission, her personal dream, and her challenge to each of us working in the commercial building industry.

The committee seeks nominations of individuals and programs/organizations that have engaged in educational, demonstration, policy, or actual commissioning activities that successfully promote excellence in building commissioning. Nominations in each of the two categories will be accepted and judged separately. Resubmission of previous nominees is encouraged.


Award Recipients

Congratulations to our past Benner Award recipients:

  • Mark Miller (2019)
  • Gretchen Coleman, PE, CCP, CxA, EMP (2019)
  • Kent Barber, PE, CCP (2018)
  • David Sellers, PE (2017)
  • Craig Hawkins, CCP, CxA (2016)
  • Target Corporation (2016)
  • Gerald (Jerry) Kettler, PE, CCP, CIAQM, TBE, BEAP, REM, CEM (2015)
  • Don Frey, PE (2009)
  • Michael English, PE, CCP (2008)
  • California Commissioning Collaborative (2008)
  • Carl Lundstrom, PE, CCP, (2007)
  • Dr. Dan Turner (2007)
  • Mary Ann Piette (2006)
  • USGBC’s LEED Green Building Rating System (2006)
  • NYSERDA (2005)
  • Paul Tseng, PE (2005)
  • Chad Dorgan, PE (2004)
  • ASHRAE  (2003)
  • Rick Casault, PE, CCP (2002)
  • Emory University (2002)
  • Karl Stum, PE, CCP (2001)
  • Carl Lawson (2000)
  • Dr. Chuck Dorgan, PE (1999)