2024 Building Excellence Awards Judges
Building Energy Efficiency Research Engineer at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Christian Kaltreider is a Building Energy Efficiency Research Engineer with 15 years of prior experience working in energy efficiency, renewable energy, and residential construction. His primary work at PNNL includes the development of guidance on building science best practices for builders and contractors, housed on the Building America Solution Center. Before joining PNNL he worked as an engineering consultant on energy savings performance contracts, net-zero energy projects, and high-performance HVAC design efforts.
Christian holds a master’s degree in building systems engineering from the University of Colorado at Boulder, and a bachelor’s degree in physics from the University of North Carolina at Asheville. Prior to his university studies Mr. Kaltreider worked in residential construction for 5 years, gaining hands-on experience with every phase of the construction process.
Mass Timber Specialist
Archie has been active in the wood and structural building component industry for over fifty years. He has extensive experience with lumber, timber, structural wood panels, prefabricated wall panels, wood trusses, engineered wood products, mass timber and structural insulated panels. He has held various sales and sales management positions in the wood truss and engineered wood products industry. Most recently Archie was the North Central Regional Director for WoodWorks from 2008 until 2022. Archie is an active and participating member of the American Institute of Architects, Association of Licensed Architects, Construction Specifications Institute, Forest Products Society, Structural Engineers Associations, National Frame Builders Association, Structural Building Component Association, Structural Insulated Panel Association and collaborates with the Forest Products Lab in Madison, Wisconsin and several universities.
John W. Meyer
Founder & Chief Operations Officer at Innova
John is founder and COO of Innova, an innovative ESG company specializing in design, deployment and measurement of low carbon, sustainable solutions. John brings 27 years of success in Engineering, Project & Operations Management and Business Development & Contracts experience.
John's experience with innovative solutions started in the oil and gas sector with API facility siting consulting, design/build blast resistant industrial buildings and critical temperature mechanical and piping systems. Innova solutions include concrete free foundations, sustainable concrete, zero energy builds, rammed earth structures and renewable micro-grids. For these solutions and more, Innova provides stakeholders predictive outcomes with ongoing assessment and validation of proven-sustainable-best-practice designs and technologies.