Precis Commissioning Engineer Karin Hoernlein achieved Guiding Principles Compliance Professional (GPCP) certification from the Green Building Initiative. She underwent training and passed a final exam in order to attain the credential. GPCP certification denotes engineers, facility managers, and consultants who understand the assessment requirements and Guiding Principles mandated by Executive Order 13514.
The Guiding Principles are criteria developed by the U.S. government for use by federal agencies committed to “leadership in the design, construction, and operation of high-performance and sustainable buildings.” Executive Order 13514 requires that at least 15 percent of an agency’s existing buildings above 5,000 gsf meet the Guiding Principles by fiscal year 2015. To help federal agencies and contractors meet these requirements, the Green Building Initiative launched the Guiding Principles Compliance Assessment Program. This program has certified over 250 buildings since 2012.
Karin Hoernlein will contribute her Guiding Principles expertise to the commissioning team. She joined Precis as a co-op student in 2007 and became a full-time member of the commissioning team in 2013. Her experience includes generation of commissioning test plans and reports, site inspections, andoperational tests. Karin works closely with owners, construction managers, and controls personnel to ensure building systems meet both design intent and owners’ expectations. Her knowledge of mechanical, electrical, and building automation systems and design informs her commissioning work. She holds a B.S. in Engineering Technology Construction Management from Temple University and is a young professional member of the International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering.