Duane Jonlin Receives National Award for Energy Code Excellence

Duane Jonlin, Seattle DCI’s Energy Code and Energy Conservation Advisor, received an award from the US Department of Energy this week. The Jeffrey A. Johnson Award for Excellence in the Advancement of Building Energy Codes recognizes an individual or team in the United States for leadership in the pursuit of energy-efficiency goals for building energy codes. The award was presented to a team of 5 Washington State Energy Code leaders at the National Energy Codes Conference on March 23. Other team members are: Chuck Murray, Washington State Dept of Commerce; Gary Nordeen, Washington State University; David Baylon, Ecotope; and Louis Starr, Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance.

The team was nationally recognized for their efforts that made Washington State’s code the leader in setting standards for energy efficiency in the country. Duane chaired the Technical Advisory Group that spent many days reviewing the proposed 2015 State Energy Code, and that made recommendations to the State Building Code Council.

Duane was also elevated this year to the American Institute of Architects’ prestigious College of Fellows. The fellowship program elevates architects who have made a significant contribution to architecture and society and who have achieved a standard of excellence in the profession. Out of AIA’s membership of 88,000, only 3,200 members are distinguished with this honor.