Energy Modeling Manager Robert Preiss Joins Gilbane Building Co. to Lead the High Performance Building Center of Excellence

PHOENIX, Dec. 10, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Gilbane Building Company welcomes Robert Preiss, a 33-year industry veteran, to lead the company's energy modeling and High Performance Building efforts. Robert's experience covers a wide range of client types including commercial, industrial, high-tech, and utility products and services. His expertise includes efficient lighting, HVAC, retrocommissioning, cogeneration, microturbines, wind turbines, deregulation, management, and engineering.

As the High Performance Building Center for Excellence leader, Robert will ensure Gilbane's clients have the resources available to make educated decisions regarding green construction and energy efficiency. In addition, he will oversee the integration of High Performance Building and Energy Modeling practices across all markets within Gilbane. To this role, Robert brings extensive engineering and project management experience encompassing a diverse range of projects including lighting system design, energy screenings for utility companies, feasibility studies, energy savings projections, and equipment testing and evaluation. In addition, he has played an instrumental role in research, evaluation, design, and procurement for suppliers and utility companies resulting in energy and cost efficiencies for clients and users.

"We are thrilled to have Robert join us to lead this important service area for Gilbane," states Tom Goderre, Gilbane Vice President and Arizona District Manager, "Robert has a distinctive background, having served clients in the private, public, and energy sectors. He brings a solid combination of technical expertise with a passion for the work he does."

Previously, Robert provided energy consulting, project management, and engineering services to firms such as Nexant, Inc., Salt River Project, Montana-Dakota Utilities Co., Holophane Corporation, Duro-Test Lighting, and Colorado Springs Utilities.

Robert holds a BSME from Arizona State University and a MBA from University of Phoenix. He also has his Certified Sustainable Building Advisor (CSBA) certification.

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About Gilbane, Inc.

Gilbane provides a full slate of general contracting and facilities-related services – from sustainable building to the latest in construction technology – for clients across various markets. Founded in 1873 and still a privately held, family-run company, Gilbane has more than 60 office locations around the world.

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CONTACT: Kristy dosReis Gilbane Building Co. 401-456-5864 Jennifer Ganley Gilbane Building Co. 212-312-1649Source:Gilbane Building Company