Ron Bernstein is CEO of RBCG Consulting, LLC providing consulting services to organizations needing help navigating their energy and automation strategy. He has over 35 years of experience in industrial, commercial, and residential automation and controls technologies. His focus is on specification development, master planning, control network architecture design, and interoperability standards development. He is Vice-chair of CTA R7 Control Networking committee and a voting member or ASHRAE 1.4 Control Theory and Application committee. Ron is a co-author of the ASHRAE Guideline 13 Specifying Building Automation Systems. He is an elected member of the US DOE/PNNL Gridwise Architecture Council. He is a published author and frequent lecturer internationally on building automation integration and interoperable control networking. He holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Carnegie-Mellon University, Masters in Applied Psychology from University of Santa Monica, and a Masters in Philosophy from Peace Theological Seminary.