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Celebrate, Say Farewell to a Pillar of the Institute, Earle Kennett to Retire in January

Wednesday, December 3, 2014  
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Earle Kennett

The National Institute of Building Sciences will bid farewell to Senior Vice President (SVP) and Chief Operating Officer (COO) Earle Kennett when he retires in January. Don’t miss the opportunity to celebrate Earle, take a trip through his quarter of a century at the Institute and spotlight some of the best (and most entertaining) of his many endeavors.

Join us at the Institute’s Annual Reception and Banquet on Thursday, January 8, 2015, from 6:00-9:00 pm, as we say goodbye to an individual who has left an indelible mark on this organization. We’ll highlight Earle’s career and say thank you to the man who has done so much to advance building science and technology.

As SVP and COO, Earle has managed and directed hundreds of architecture and engineering research and science projects for federal agencies. He presently manages $15 million in research and technical programs with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs; NASA; Department of Energy; Department of Defense; Naval Facilities Engineering Command; Army Corps of Engineers; Air Force; Department of Homeland Security; and the General Services Administration.

He initiated many Institute programs, among them the WBDG Whole Building Design Guide®, buildingSMART alliance®, United States National CAD Standard®, National BIM Standard-United States®, ProjNet™, Total Building Commissioning, High Performance Building Council (HPBC), Facility Maintenance and Operations Committee (FMOC), National Mechanical Insulation Committee (NMIC), Low Vision Design Committee (LVDC) and Academy for Healthcare Infrastructure (AHI), as well as the Building Enclosure Technology and Environment Council’s BEST Conference Building Enclosure Science & Technology™.

Before coming to the Institute, Earle served as administrator of research at The American Institute of Architects, where he managed various large and complex building research projects. He has taught a range of technical architectural courses at a number of schools, including the University of Maryland; Florida A&M University; and the Washington-Alexandria Center of the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University’s College of Architecture and Urban Studies.

Come wish Earle well and celebrate his legacy of building science-related accomplishments. The Annual Awards Reception and Banquet takes place during Building Innovation 2015: The Institute’s Annual Conference & Expo at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park in Washington, D.C. To join the celebration, buy a banquet ticket today! (Please select both tickets 4 and 4A.)

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