2016 February

Russ King, M.E.

As VP of Energy Efficiency Services, Russ develops innovative systems and methods to improve building efficiency through better codes, code training and HVAC design and optimization. He has also been able to put his experience with energy codes, building testing and diagnostics, training and HVAC design to work as the lead trainer and curriculum developer […]

2016 February

Robin Wells

For Robin, the Software Program Manager position is all about connecting with clients on a one-on-one level, getting to know their needs and ensuring they receive the highest-quality support and products. She puts that client focus to action in the many technical, lead and support roles she handles here at Benningfield Group, including project development […]

2016 February

Phil Barnes

As our VP of Program Service, Phil provides expertise in all things contracting. A licensed contractor himself, Phil understands the unique challenges of building performance contracting, mechanical and plumbing systems, especially as they pertain to code and standards compliance. Phil came to Benningfield Group in April 2015 after a career focused primarily on new residential […]

2016 February

Marci Vistro

As Director of Administrative Services Marci wears a dozen hats, taking on responsibilities ranging from administrative oversight and human resources to project management. Across all of these functions, Marci provides first-class services to our customers, whether through project oversight, bringing on board talented members of our staff or assisting the Compliance Improvement Advisory Group. Before […]

2016 February

Lynn Benningfield

As CEO of Benningfield Group, Lynn’s direction and support play a critical role in assisting our staff as it leverages specialized knowledge to help clients. A logical thinker with an entrepreneurial spirit, Lynn relishes in the challenges and adventure that arise on the job every day as they afford her the opportunity to solve problems […]

2016 February

John Halbert

As a full stack developer, John employs a wide range of skills to deliver high quality software solutions to Benningfield Group clients. Using industry best practices to enhance both performance and reuse of code, John’s solutions are both flexible and high-performing, meaning they require less maintenance over the course of their lifetime. After spending time […]

2016 February

Joel Watson

Joel is a skilled developer who uses his experience developing web applications products to create high quality solutions tailored to meet customers needs. A close follower of industry best practices and new technologies, Joel has the knowledge to deliver products that are not only highly functional, but are fast and user friendly as well. Before […]

2016 February

Jayme Rice

As the office manager, Jayme plays a crucial support role in all of our projects here at Benningfield Group, performing a diverse set of accounting and administration tasks with decisiveness and accuracy to ensure our business functions smoothly. Specifically, Jayme manages our accounts payable and receivable data, payroll information, financial reporting responsibilities and benefits programs, […]

2016 February

Elizabeth Aguayo

As an analyst here at Benningfield Group, Elizabeth supports our project and technical managers in planning, managing and monitoring projects from their conception through implementation. Specifically, Ms. Aguayo’s duties include maintaining accurate master records, creating and proofing documents and reports and assisting with personnel related tasks. In the nearly four years since she joined our […]

2016 February

Drew Acheson

As a developer for Benningfield Group, Drew helps build the custom software that clients use to enhance their businesses. Using his wide range of database and coding skills, Drew develops and maintains programs such as a back end project tracker, which includes an automated interface for the program’s vendor and the client’s invoicing system, and […]

2016 February

Dave Morgan

A true industry expert, Dave is a licensed architect in the State of California with over 30 years’ experience in residential and commercial design, assisting designers and contractors to evaluate energy efficient design alternatives, preparing over 3,000 energy simulation models and project management for public sector construction projects. Dave has also provided preliminary design, feasibility […]

2016 February

Cindy Hamilton

One of Benningfield Group’s Project Managers, Cindy puts her experience with energy efficiency training programs to work on projects that involve training or certification components. For example, she currently manages the Certified Energy Analyst project, which includes supporting the development and deployment of a comprehensive residential and nonresidential certification exam based on industry standards. Before […]

2016 February

Ben Botto

As a software engineer and team lead, Ben uses his strength in multi-tier architecture to come up with creative, scalable and reusable solutions to a variety of challenges. He especially enjoys working as a member of a team, helping other developers design, create, test, and deliver solid software in his technical support role. Not one […]

2016 February

Alex Benningfield

A seven year member of our team and subject matter expert in residential and nonresidential building energy efficiency programs, Alex bridges the gap between energy and software, providing insight to both fields for a variety of Benningfield Group solutions. His responsibilities as a Project Manager include not only performing plan review services, but also creating […]

2016 February

Vinovisit

We maintain and enhance software solutions for the administrative side of VinoVisit.com. VinoVisit offers bookings for winery tours, tastings and winemaker dinners at six different wine regions in California. Users can search winery profiles with maps, videos and review, book and share single or multi-day itineraries. Our work includes software design, database design, application development […]

2016 February

eWinery Solutions

eWinery Solutions provides the wine industry with website and content management tools for wineries. Their services include basic web page creation as well as tools to manage online wine sales, wine club registration, wine club shipments and online event registration. We manage eWinery’s interfaces to outside systems. This consists primarily of writing web services so […]

2016 February

AmericasMart Atlanta

AmericasMart Atlanta is a large merchandise mart in Atlanta. This is a wholesale marketplace that retailers attend in order to select what merchandise they want to sell. We maintain and enhance the AmericasMart website using the Joomla framework with custom modules and templates. We also create and maintain all related database-driven applications including the company’s […]

2016 February

Tax Credit Allocation Committee (TCAC) Sustainability Guidelines

Benningfield Group led an advisory group of experts that made recommendations to the Tax Credit Allocation Committee (TCAC) on minimum construction standards and competitive scoring criteria for energy efficiency and other sustainable building measures (SBMs). These recommendations supported TCAC’s annual update of regulations regarding the allocation of State and Federal low income housing tax credits. […]

2016 February

PG&E Pricing Survey

It is widely accepted that increasing building code requirements increases the cost of building new homes in California. Some have further argued that these increased construction costs have resulted in increased new home prices. The extension of that contention is that advances in the State’s Building Energy Efficiency Standards – Title 24, Part 6 (“Energy […]

2016 February

Appliance Standards Compliance Survey

California’s Appliance Efficiency Regulations (Title 20, Sections 1601‐1608) set energy and water efficiency standards for types of appliances sold or offered for sale in California, including some appliances that are also federally regulated. To comply with state law, manufacturers must certify the performance of their appliances to the California Energy Commission, which maintains a list […]

2016 February

Dania Smith

Having worked in the energy consulting industry for over a decade, Dania has a wealth of experience that allows her to provide specialized support to technical managers and team members on efficiency-related projects, as well as work with clients to assure accurate and timely completion of project deliverables. Specifically, the clients for whom Dania has […]

2016 February

Bruce Benningfield

A principal in charge of software and engineering services, Bruce lends his decades of experience creating integrated data and workflow management systems to helping Benningfield Group clients implement efficient, cost-effective software solutions. As lead developer and project manager on a number of large accounts, Bruce specializes in providing custom software design, database design and software […]

2016 February

Title 24 Standards Essentials Training

Benningfield Group instructs plans examiners, building inspectors and energy consultants in training sessions on the subject of Title 24 Residential and Nonresidential Standards Essentials.

2016 February

Energy Code Compliance Improvement Advisory Group (CIAG)

Members of the Statewide IOUs’ Codes and Standards Team (C&S Team) proposed starting an Energy Code Compliance Improvement Advisory Group (CIAG) to create a forum to cooperatively explore potential solutions to today’s significant compliance issues, including what training is needed, how to best meet those training needs, and recognizing when training is not the best […]

2016 February

2016 Building Energy Efficiency Standards highlights

With the implementation of the new energy standards just under a year away, we take a look at some of the major future changes.