Mr. Bobker is the Director of the CIUS Building Performance Lab at the City University of New York, which engages in collaborative research, stakeholder engagement, and workforce development in the area of building operations for energy efficiency. He has worked in energy efficiency in NYC buildings for thirty years in a range of capacities – community organizer, heating mechanic, trainer, esco principal, energy auditor and audit program manager, engineering and turn-key project manager, and technology developer for heating/cooling control – prior to establishing the BP Lab in 2006 with funding from the NYS Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA). He was part of the team that successfully introduced and piloted “retro-commissioning” in NYC commercial buildings for NYSERDA. Michael is a Certified Energy Manager and holds graduate degrees in Sociology-Anthropology from Oberlin College and Energy Management from the New York Institute of Technology. He is a long-standing member of the Board of Directors of the NYC Chapter of the Association of Energy Engineers and is active in ASHRAE and in national work around building operators and their role in energy efficiency.