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Sick Building Syndrome

"Indoor Air Quality has been identified by the EPA as one of the top five most urgent environmental risks to public health." See this white paper published by OSHA for more details. click here

Continuing Education

BPE is the expert in energy efficiency and wants to share its interest and knowledge worldwide. Check out our continuing education courses created by our design professionals.

Thermal Assessments

Implementing DCV to Meet ASHRAE Std. 62.1-2010


Urban Green Building Council (UGBC) News

The greatest obstacle to a responsible approach to climate change mitigation is a sense that the problem is insoluble. Urban Green Council’s latest research report, 90 by 50, demonstrates that the emission reductions required are in fact possible using technologies that are known and in almost all cases currently available, and that the cost is manageable from a citywide perspective. - See more at:

About the EBies™

Hosted by the Urban Green Council, USGBC New York, the EBies™ is an annual award ceremony that recognizes significant increased environmental performance in existing buildings among building operators, facilities managers, owners, engineers, retro-commissioning agents, and other professionals who conceived and implemented the work. This year's EBie awards, the 1st Annual Ceremony, were held at the Hard Rock Cafe in New York City on June 28.

Focus Areas

The focus areas at this event include energy, water, operations, lighting, and landscaping, as well as effective energy use education. A complete list of the EBie Award categories is at their website. Entries for these awards were accepted for projects anywhere in the continental United States via the EBies website. An independent EBie Award Jury representing leading owners, building operators, designers, academia, and government officials selected the finalists and winners. The Awards & Honorees are listed here

Nominal 6,000 and 2,000 CFM Systems, Energy Efficient Ventilation in Hillsdale, NJ

Why the EBies? 

There are already important awards that recognize sustainable design in new buildings. However, from an environmental standpoint, the biggest impact lies in improving existing buildings, which make up 95 percent of America's building stock. Until the EBies, there was virtually no recognition for this critical sector. For each winning entry, Urban Green Council will award an EBie to the individual most responsible for making the project happen, while also recognizing his or her key team members. Klas Haglid won the Award for "Reformed Gas Guzzler" for retrofitting a 650,000-sq.ft. industrial complex to a Net-Zero building.

Employees of BPE Professional Membership Involvement


American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers, Inc. (ASHRAE)
ASHRAE Standard 189.1

GPC 32P - Sustainable, High Performance Operations & Maintenance  (Voting Member, Contributing, Co-Author)

ASHRAE Distinguished Service Award

Technical Committee 5.5 - Air-To-Air Energy Recovery
Past Chairman/Voting Member, Past Vice Chairman

Technical Committee 7.6 - System Energy Utilization (Voting Member)

Technical Committee 7.8 - Owning and Operating Costs of Commercial Buildings (Past Chairman, Voting Member & Past Program Manager, Vice Chairman and Secretary, Sub Committee Handbook Chairman)

ASHRAE Standard 84-1991R
Reviewed draft of ASHRAE Standard 84-1991R and provided engineering details for efficiency calculations.


BPE has presented the following and is available for speaking engagement as mutually agreed:

BuildingsNY, Javitt’s Center, New York, New York, May 3, 2012

Speaking engagement on Clearing the Air: the Importance of IEQ - Zero Energy Buildings.   

New Zero building are accomplished by doing Life Cycle costs along with practical experience.  Net Zero does not have to mean sacrificing quality of life to be independent from the electric grid or not taking more out of the grid than you put back over a period of time.


Bergen/Passaic Municipal Inspectors Association, Woodland Park, New Jersey, March, 2012

Speaking engagement on Using ResCheck and ComCheck, New Codes and the Changing Building Environment.  


Lorman Educational Services, “New Jersey’s Building Codes” February 16, 2012

Speaking engagement on Building Codes.  For Attorneys, Project Managers, Construction Managers, Presidents, Vice Presidents, Owners, Engineers, Architects, Developers, Building Inspectors, Facilities Managers and House Officials.


ASHRAE Guideline 32-2012, Sustainable, High-Performance Operations and Maintenance

The purpose of this guideline is to provide guidance for optimizing the operation and maintenance of buildings in order to achieve the lowest economic and environmental life-cycle cost without sacrificing safety or functionality.  Contributing author.


World Energy Engineering Congress, Chicago, Illinois, October 8-12-14, 2011

Speaking Engagement presenting Two Net Zero Buildings, Two Different Climates, Hawaii & Block Island Case Studies.

Being Net Zero in Paradise is easy to achieve, Net Zero in the cold north eastern United States is much more difficult.  Both locations have special challenges and some interesting results.  Life Cycle costs along with practical experience and some photos from both projects show that Net Zero does not have to mean sacrificing quality of life to be independent from the electric grid or not taking more out of the grid than you put back over a period of time.  


Chapter 2-02: CO, HVAC Standards, and Building Envelope Literature, Authored

This case study illustrates experimental techniques for producing evidence used as the basis of opinion by an expert.  This subject is a test to determine the integrity of a building envelope to eliminate carbon monoxide (CO).  The effect of engineering experience is illustrated.  Case studies show how standards and standard-based regulations regarding carbon monoxide litigation are presented, (Author.)



BUILDING OPERATIONS AND MANAGEMENT, Chapter 37, Owning and Operating Costs, Author.

O’Dell Training, Royal Hamilton Yacht Club, Ontario, Canada, February 8, 2010

Presented a seminar “Air-toAir Energy Recovery,” which focuses on issues of ASHRAE 62.1 compliance and energy recovery.  During the seminar, they examined three identical outdoor air HVAC systems, located in four different areas of the country. Each location had a base system, a heat recovery system, and an enthalpy control system.  Initially, a base system was installed in each location. Then a heat recovery system was added, and the change in heating and cooling loads were tested. The systems were then revised with an enthalpy system, and again the energy savings were tested and recorded.  Infrared thermal analysis is also used to explain and further evaluate the detailed thermal performance and characteristics of different HVAC components. At a national ASHRAE seminar session, this presentation was well received and peer reviewed.  Seeing the actual energy savings is very interesting.

ASHRAE, Las Vagas, Nevada, January 26-February 1, 2011

DOD Workshop:  Tuesday, February 1, 2011, Presented “When Zero Make You a Hero”

Presented examples of buildings and facilities that are creating as much energy as they are using, the benefits of aggressive energy efficiency, use of building forms and thermodynamics with be presented and discussed.  Looking into the future of energy efficient technologies will be explored along with an overview of the history of ventilation.

World Energy Engineering Congress, Washington, D.C., December 8-10, 2010

Presented three times during the conference.  This first presentation was a breakfast presentation on “Emerging New Technologies to reduce energy consumption in the United States.”  The second presentation was given in the Expo Hall on “The New Fuel Efficiency,” and the third was a full seminar on “The New Fuel Efficiency.”

Lorman Educational Services, “New Jersey’s Rehabilitation Subcode N.J.A.C. 5:23-6”, Teleconference hosted from Hillsdale, New Jersey, August 24, 2010

Speaking engagement on “Rehabilitation Subcode N.J.A.C. 5:23-6.”  Hosted a teleconference providing an understanding and overview of the benefits to the New Jersey Rehabilitation Subcode N.J.A.C. 5:23-6.

Lorman Educational Services, “How to Meet Building Codes to Green Building Standards”, Parsippany, New Jersey, February 24, 2010

Speaking engagement on “How to Meet Building Codes and Building Green Standards.”  High Efficiency Green Building Design Guides were presented and discussed.  Case studies for meeting the new building codes for energy efficiency, getting NJ Smart Starts Incentives and actual green building case studies were reviewed and discussed.

ASHRAE, January, 2010, Orlando Florida, Sustainable, High Performance Operations & Maintenance - T-STDS-GPC 32 P

Contributing Author and Voting Member.

Paramus Rotary Club, December 17, 2009

Presentation on “High Efficiency Buildings and the Future of Energy Use.”

NJ Chapter of ASHRAE, December 1, 2009

Presentation dealing with changes to 62.1, Ventilation and 90.1, Energy Codes.  How to improve EER and save energy with Energy Recovery.

World Energy Engineering Congress, Washington, D.C., November 4-6, 2009

Speaking engagement and poster secession “School Retrofit for 100-Year-Old Building.


ASHRAE, October, 2009, Manuscript Review “Crystallization Limits of LiCL-Water and MgC12-Water Salt Solutions as Operating Liquid Desiccant in theRAMME Ssytem”

Reviewed manuscript.


Mississippi Hospital Assoc., Society for Healthcare Engineers, Annual Meeting, June 4, 2009

Introduction to Indoor Air Quality Standards, Understanding ASHRAE 52.1-2004, IAQ Effects on Energy Use Air-to-Air Heat Transfer Technologies, presented in Gulfport, Mississippi.


Powell & Partners Architects, Oakland, California, March 31, 2009

Speaking engagement perform through internet conference call presenting “Two Approaches to Using Energy Recovery to Improve Over-All System Energy Efficiency Rating.” 


The Association of Energy Engineers, Long Island Chapter, Long island, New York, October 27, 2008

Speaking engagement at the Long Island Chapter of the Association of Energy Engineers presenting “Three HVAC Systems and How to Improve Over-All System Energy Efficiency Rating With Air to Air Energy Recovery.”


Lorman Educational Services, “HVAC Building Codes and Standards”, New Jersey, October 23, 2008

Speaking engagement on “HVAC Building Codes and Standards.”  For Attorneys, Project Managers, Construction Managers, Presidents, Vice Presidents, Owners, Engineers, Architects, Developers, Building Inspectors, Facilities Managers and House Officials.


World Energy Engineering Congress, “Improving Existing HVAC Equipment’s EER with Energy Recovery,” October 3, 2008, Washington, D.C.

Speaking engagement at the World Energy Engineering Congress presenting “Three HVAC Systems and How to Improve Over-All System Energy Efficiency Rating With Air to Air Energy Recovery.”

ASHRAE, June, 2008, Salt Lake City, Utah, Forum 7, “What Do People Want in a Design Guide for Air to Air Energy?

This forum provided feedback to TC 5.5, Air to Air Energy Recovery, for use in deciding what is needed and would be found useful by ASHRAE members on a practical level to help provide sustainable and ongoing energy savings in commercial residential buildings.

SPECS, March 2008, Reinventing, Facilities Management, Dallas, Texas, “Ventilation: The V in hVac Got Flow?”

Coauthor; Klas C. Haglid, P.E. –CEO - Building Performance Equipment Company, Inc.TM and Haglid Engineering Incorporated®. Coauthor; Carl Nottberg – Senior Vice President of Operations – US Maintenance, Coauthor; Wayne Barnes – Circuit City.

An overview of air distribution systems within retail facilities including air flow, dehumidification, make-up air, and exhaust fans and systems.

Lorman Educational Services, HVAC Codes and Standards, New Jersey, January 9, 2008

Speaking engagement on “HVAC Codes and Standards.”  For Attorneys, Project Managers, Construction Managers, Presidents, Vice Presidents, Owners, Engineers, Architects, Developers, Building Inspectors, Facilities Managers and House Officials.


ASHRAE, January, 2008, Two Approaches to Using Energy Recovery to Improve Overall System EER

Greater use of air-to-air heat exchangers for energy recovery from ventilation air is of increasing importance in green and sustainable buildings where improved IAQ and energy conservation are conflicting requirements.  When used with properly sized HVAC equipment, HRV’s and ERV’s can enable the system to achieve an effective EER that is up to 30% higher than that of the equipment alone.  Matching the effective system SHR to the conditioned space latent and sensible loads also leads to improved humidity control.  This seminar addresses system concepts that remain underappreciated by the sustainable design community. 


Lorman Educational Services, Building Codes in New Jersey, January 30, 2007

Speaking  engagement on Building Codes in New Jersey.  For Attorneys, Project Managers, Construction Managers, Presidents, Vice Presidents, Owners, Engineers, Architects, Developers, Building Inspectors, Facilities Managers and House Officials.


BOMA - Building Owners & Management Association, October 11, 2006, New Jersey

Speaking Engagement and Presentation, Sound Building Operations: Best Practices, Cost Savings Techniques, Technological Advancements.


ASHRAE - Summer Meeting , June 2006, Quebec City, Canada

ASHRAE-SEMINAR 26: Operational Performance Strategies for Energy Recovery Systems.  Speaking Engagement, Seminar and Presentation, Using Fans Without Dampers to Control Outdoor Air Intake In An Energy Recovery System: Does it Work?


NSPE - National Society of Professional Engineers

Review of article authored by Drew Peake, Forensic Engineering of Indoor Air quality for the National Society of Professional Engineers.  June, 2006

Lorman Educational Services, Indoor Air Quality, Energy Efficiency And Code Changes

Speaking  engagement on Indoor Air Quality, Energy Efficiency And Code Changes - How to Solve the Problems They Create.  For Architects, Engineers and Legal continuing education credits.


ASTM - WK2816, Mold Sampling Collection Standard

Task force leader for co-authoring and review of ASTM standard for methods and collection of Mold Samples.



BPE can support incentives application at no risk to you or your client. We only charge 1/3 of what we can harvest for you in the form of incentives, if the incentive cannot be achieved you owe nothing and risk nothing to get 2/3 of found incentive money!

Check out some of the available National Energy Efficiency Incentives here


World Energy Engineering Congress - WEEC 2013

This is the 36th annual Energy Engineering Congress bringing together Engineers and other professionals that share a concern with the energy crisis. Klas Haglid,P.E.,R.A., Founder & CEO of Building Performance Equipment, Inc. will be presenting at WEEC in Washington, DC on September 26th at 2:30PM. The Topic of discussion will be on "Achieving Net Zero with a 650,000 Sq.Ft. Industrial Complex"

Mr.Haglid will be presenting along with other featured speakers such as Arnold Schwarzenegger (Former California Governor and Actor), Jeff Sessions (US Senator) and Jim Bolte (President of Toyota). Follow us on Facebook and Twitter and reply FRESH AIR to receive a free ticket to the event.

Contact Building Performing Equipment, Inc. in Hillsdale, New Jersey, to learn more about the energy efficient ventilation products we provide.