Mr. Bernstein is a Director at RBCG which provides consulting services to organizations developing energy and automation strategies. He also holds the position of LonMark Chief Ambassador supporting the non-profit association with direction and industry stewardship by providing lectures, education, workshops, and support.
Mr. Bernstein recently completed a five year assignment as the Executive Director and CEO of LONMARK International. In this role, he was responsible for the direction and activity of LONMARK worldwide and worked to continue developing open standards, provide educational programs, and grow market presence. He created an Ambassador program to support the organization through education, outreach, and stewardship.
“Ron has been a leader in the industry for many years. His work in open standards within Echelon and LonMark has placed the organizations at the forefront of industry change. Ron’s leadership in education and training will be invaluable as SBI develops its education offerings and curriculum,”
Mr. Bernstein spent 20 years with Echelon Corporation in a variety of roles most recently as Sr. Director of Commercial Programs and Business Development focused on control systems in building automation, developing open specifications, energy management solutions and implementation of open building control systems and networks.
“The smart buildings industry needs to improve education, set best practice criteria for operational proficiency, and enable broader adoption of new technologies and methodologies,”
In addition to the SBI board, Mr. Bernstein is also an advisory member of the City University of NY Building Performance Laboratory and has been a staff instructor for the APPA Institute of Higher Educational Facility Managers. He is an adviser to Carnegie Mellon University’s Architecture Department’s projects on building energy efficiency and is on the board of advisers for ICEBO (the International Conference on Enhanced Building Operations), and the Mt San Antonio College Curriculum Committee. He is a published author and frequent lecturer on diverse topics relating to open systems, control networking, energy efficiency, and system automation.
The addition of Mr. Bernstein to the Institute's Board of Directors ensures the Institute will continue to benefit from a diversity of knowledge and opinions as well as strong leadership and extensive experience in energy, systems, technologies, services, and best practices.