Washington, DC, February 27, 2017
- The Biomass Thermal Energy Council (BTEC) is pleased to welcome
David Bancroft as its new Technical Engagement Manager. David has a
broad range of experiences in government, non-profits, and renewable
energy over a 30-year career. In addition to augmenting BTEC's
management team, he will be the lead on BTEC's technical projects,
- Completing BTEC's Commercial Thermal
Efficiency Protocol, the first US efficiency test
standard for commercial-sized biomass boilers. The next step is
laboratory validation of the standard. Following this, the
testing method will be developed into an ANSI standard that will
form a basis for efficiency measurements to be used in state and
federal programs and regulations.
- Assisting in the development of a US ANSI
woodchip standard, along with other industry
stakeholders and led by the Biomass Energy Resource Center.
- Seeking to include biomass thermal in green
building standards, such as those promulgated
through ASHRAE and the US Green Buildings Council, by working
with strategic partners at the US Forest Service and other
- Completing and training users in the Wood
Energy Financial Calculator, an
online pre-feasibility tool to give facility managers estimates
of the cost and energy savings possible in converting to biomass
- Compiling and disseminating best practices
for the use of combined heat and power and thermal storage to
help inform inform government and industry stakeholders.
- Completing a best practices guideline for
bulk wood pellet storage, handling, and delivery.
Through his experiences in the wood energy sector and in
association management, David will also be looking for new technical
areas in which BTEC can engage. His work in developing technical
codes and standards will help move the industry forward towards
higher efficiencies, gain recognition for biomass thermal as a clean
form of energy, and engage new industry stakeholders in the
high-performance building and engineering communities.
David has served in executive roles in multiple environmental and
energy non-profits, including the Council for Environmental Affairs,
Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay, Environmental Business Action
Coalition, American Consulting Engineering Council, Solar Energy
Industries Association, and the Council of Great Lakes Governors.
Additionally, he was Director of Washington DC Relations for the
University of Wisconsin Foundation. He is also the author of Obama Green, an
examination of President Barack Obama's environmental leadership and
the policies implemented during the first two years of his
administration. He has also been appointed to numerous environmental
boards by the governor of Maryland. He holds a B.S. in environmental
science from the University of Wisconsin, Green Bay, and a Masters in
technology and policy from Washington University in St. Louis.