Building Potential is governed by a Board of Directors representing the full business members of the organization.
Perry England, Building Potential Board President
Perry England is the Vice President of Building Performance at MacDonald-Miller Facility Solutions where he inspires passion for commercial building optimization. He leads the Smart Building Services division, which focuses on connecting the best technology with innovative building services to produce the best occupant experience. Perry also serves as President of Building Potential, Chair of Washington’s Workforce Training and Education Coordinating Board, and is an active contributor and board member of the Smart Buildings Center.
Poppy Storm, NEEC Board Treasurer
Poppy Storm has worked in the energy efficiency and decarbonization field for more than 10 years. She is the founder and director of innovation for 2050 Institute. The 2050 Institute is a think tank, research, and policy consulting network advocating for a paradigm shift in how we reduce energy use and GHG emissions in the Northwest and beyond. The 2050 Institute uses a strategic “2050” lens to design frameworks, policies, codes, and programs that interlock technology, energy, and climate action across regional, state, local, community, and utility platforms. Poppy uses a systems approach and design thinking to move beyond rhetoric and identify the deeper system dynamics and analysis necessary to align policy mechanisms with actual energy and GHG reductions.
Mikes oversees Energy 350's customer engagement efforts including customer outreach and SEM delivery. Mike has over 15 years of experience in the areas of energy efficiency, environmental policy, and R&D in both the public and private sectors. Prior to joining Energy 350, Mike held senior engineering positions at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Daimler Trucks North America. There, he worked on federal motor vehicle emission regulations, renewable fuel policy, and automotive research program design. Mike is a Certified Energy Manager (CEM) and Certified Measurement and Verification Professional (CMVP) with the Association of Energy Engineers (AEE), and is active as a local chapter board member. He received both his Bachelor of Science (BSE) and Master of Science (MSE) degrees in Mechanical Engineering, cum laude, from the University of Michigan.
Justin is the Regional Director of McKinstry’s Western Washington Energy team, whose focus is on partnering with clients to improve the energy efficiency of existing buildings. The mission of McKinstry is to make every building they touch more efficient through their design, construction, service, consulting and energy efficiency offerings. He has a degree in Construction Management from the University of Washington and has been in the Seattle construction industry for over 21 years, working primarily in the retrofit and renovation space. He is passionate about upgrading the existing building stock to be more efficient, while preserving their architectural character. Outside of his professional passions, Justin enjoys sailing, cycling, skiing, brewing and enjoying all that the Pacific Northwest has to offer.
Matt is CEO of Recurve, the company that provides a scalable platform for measuring revenue-grade demand flexibility (Behind the meter EE, DR, Storage, and EVs) using open source calculations, smart meter data, and parallel cloud computing. Recurve works with a variety of utilities, government agencies, and private efficiency providers to track resource curve load shape impacts to enable pay for performance markets for demand flexibility. Matt also leads the GBCI Investor Confidence Project implementing a system to certify commercial and multifamily Investor Ready Energy Efficiency™ projects in order to reduce transaction costs, and develop actuarial data to unlock capital markets for commercial and multifamily retrofit projects. Previously, Matt founded Recurve (the original), which developed tablet-based energy auditing software for the residential energy efficiency industry based on real-world experience gained through thousands of energy efficiency audits and retrofits as a licensed CA energy efficiency contractor.
Pete leads a team of ATS Automation energy and building performance engineers with the core mission of better building performance through optimizing energy management systems, developing new and innovative facility solutions, and leveraging state grants and utility incentives. Pete has been providing energy management and facility solutions consulting support across all vertical markets for over 23 years. Pete has a mechanical engineering degree from the University of Washington, an executive leadership certificate from Seattle University, and is a Certified Energy and Demand Side Manager. Beyond efficiency, Pete’s passion is animal welfare and is on the board of directors for the Seattle Humane Society and volunteers weekly providing dog adoption support.