Invest a Few Minutes Today to Improve Future Building Codes

Vandemusser Design PLLC

Our friends at North Carolina Building Performance Association are leading a campaign to nominate two building-performance professionals to fill key seats on the state’s Building Code Council.

NCBPA is advocating for one of our longtime members and close partners, Amy Musser of Vandemusser Design, to join the council, along with Chris Berg of Summit Design and Engineering Services.

These two individuals’ additions to the Building Code Council would be a crucial step in ensuring continued improvements to our state’s residential and commercial building and energy codes.

Please consider investing just a few minutes today to join NCBPA and GBA in recommending Musser and Berg to join the council.

Thanks to our colleagues at the NCBPA for compiling these simple instructions for how people can support, and please stay tuned to their Facebook page for updates.

Click here to submit a recommendation for each Dr. Amy Musser and Mr. Chris Berg. (NCBPA suggests you first submit for Amy, and then click the back button to enter Chris’ information. The form should maintain your contact information to save you time on the second submission.)

  • Board Details: Building Code Council
  • Applicant Details:
    • Dr. Amy Musser, Ph.D., P.E.
      26 Crabapple Lane, Asheville, NC 28804, Buncombe County, Office Phone 828-348-4723
    • Mr. Chris Berg, P.E.
      320 Executive Court, Hillsborough, NC 27278, Orange County, Office Phone 919-322-0115
  • Recommender Details: Enter your contact information.
  • Comments: Copy and paste the following statements, with any edits or amendments you choose to make.
    • I am writing to recommend Dr. Amy Musser, Ph.D., P.E. to be nominated to join the North Carolina Building Code Council to represent the Mechanical Engineer seat. Dr. Musser is an expert mechanical engineer for single and multi-family buildings who would bring vast technical experience to the position. Dr. Musser is the co-founder and principal of VandeMusser Design, PLLC, founded in 2002. Dr. Musser received her Bachelors and Ph.D. degrees in Architectural Engineering and an M.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Pennsylvania State University. She is an active member of North Carolina Building Performance Association (NCBPA), the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE), and has previously held a faculty position in Architectural Engineering at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and as a researcher in the Indoor Air Quality group at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in Gaithersburg, MD. Dr. Musser is a staunch supporter of environmental and social responsibility in North Carolina’s built environment, which I feel is an important need on the Council and an area that represents many of the Governor’s underserved priorities for this Council. I feel very strongly that Dr. Musser will use this position to help our state push forward on energy saving building codes that support carbon emission reductions, equitable access to clean energy and affordable utility bills for all North Carolina residents and businesses. Dr. Musser has my recommendation to be nominated to join the North Carolina Building Code Council.
    • I am writing to recommend Mr. Chris Berg, P.E. to be nominated to join the North Carolina Building Code Council to represent the Structural Engineer seat. Mr. Berg is an expert structural engineer with more than 25 years experience and more than 4 million square feet of experience designing institutional, educational, office, retail, industrial and multi-family buildings. Mr. Berg is the Structural Engineering Manager of Summit Design and Engineering Services based in Hillsborough, NC. I believe that Mr. Berg will represent his trade and the Governor’s interests well as a member of the Building Code Council. For the past several years on the Council, there has been a need for greater support of energy efficient, green and high performance construction that serves North Carolina’s economy, environment and residents. I believe that Mr. Berg will play a vital role in helping to get North Carolina’s building and energy codes back on track following years of rollbacks, exemptions and limited progress on clean energy goals. Mr. Berg has my recommendation to be nominated to join the North Carolina Building Code Council.
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Thanks for investing your time today to help improve our state’s building and energy codes of tomorrow!