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David Conover

David Conover

Biography

Dave Conover has graduate and undergraduate degrees in Mechanical Engineering from the Catholic University of America. He has been involved with the development, adoption, implementation and enforcement of building construction regulations, focused primarily on energy use and technology acceptance, since 1976. During his 34 years involvement with the building industry at the global, national and local level he has held positions with the American Gas Association, the National Conference of States on Building Codes and Standards, the International Code Council and PNNL. He also served as the CEO of the National Evaluation Service a subsidiary of the three organizations who formed the ICC, focusing on evaluation of new technology for acceptance within building regulatory programs. At PNNL he is currently focused on all aspects of energy codes and standards. He is actively involved with ASHRAE and currently serves as a member of the ICC committee drafting the ICC green construction code. He is an active triathlete and serves as a CAT 1 race official for USA Triathlon. Prior to starting his career in buildings he worked in the rail industry; one project of which was the design of the first insulated rail car to bring Coors beer to the East Coast in the early 70’s.

Education and Credentials

  • B.S. Mechanical Engineering
  • M.S. Mechanical Engineering

Awards and Recognitions

  • Engineering News Record Marksman in the Construction Industry Award
  • Presidents Award National Institute of Building Sciences
  • Fairfax County Virginia Public Safety Award

PNNL Publications

2016

  • Conover D.R., A.J. Crawford, J.C. Fuller, S.G. Gourisetti, V.V. Viswanathan, S. Ferreira, and D. Schoenwald, et al. 2016. Protocol for Uniformly Measuring and Expressing the Performance of Energy Storage Systems. PNNL-22010 Rev. 2. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.

2015

  • Conover D.R. 2015. "Energy Storage Systems Are Coming: Are You Ready." Journal of the National Institute of Building Sciences 3, no. 6:24-26. PNNL-SA-113089.

2014

  • Conover D.R. 2014. Inventory of Safety-related Codes and Standards for Energy Storage Systems with some Experiences related to Approval and Acceptance. PNNL-23618. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.
  • Conover D.R. 2014. Overview of Development and Deployment of Codes, Standards and Regulations Affecting Energy Storage System Safety in the United States. PNNL-23578. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.
  • Conover D.R., A.J. Crawford, V.V. Viswanathan, S. Ferreira, and D. Schoenwald. 2014. Protocol for Uniformly Measuring and Expressing the Performance of Energy Storage Systems. PNNL-22010 Rev. 1. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.
  • Conover D.R., V.V. Viswanathan, and A.J. Crawford. 2014. Determination of Duty Cycle for Energy Storage Systems Integrated with Microgrids. PNNL-23390. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.

2013

  • Conover D.R. 2013. "Energy Storage Systems." IAEI Magazine. PNNL-SA-97574.
  • Schoenwald D., and D.R. Conover. 2013. "MEASURING AND EXPRESSING THE PERFORMANCE OF ENERGY STORAGE SYSTEMS." In 2013 Electrical Energy Storage Applications and Technology (EESAT), October 20-23, 2013, San Diego, California, SAND2013-10558C. Albuquerque, New Mexico:Sandia National Laboratories. PNNL-SA-99814.

2012

  • Bray K.L., D.R. Conover, M.C. Kintner-Meyer, V. Viswanathan, S. Ferreira, D. Rose, and D. Schoenwald. 2012. Protocol for Uniformly Measuring and Expressing the Performance of Energy Storage Systems. PNNL-22010. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.
  • Mapes T.S., and D.R. Conover. 2012. Guide to the Changes between the 2009 and 2012 International Energy Conservation Code. PNNL-21435. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.

2011

  • Conover D.R., E.J. Makela, J.D. Fannin, and R.S. Sullivan. 2011. Compliance Verification Paths for Residential and Commercial Energy Codes. PNNL-20822. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.

2010

  • Conover D.R., and S. Yerkes. 2010. "A Better Handoff for Code Officials." Building Safety Journal 7, no. 8. PNNL-SA-75262.

2009

  • Conover D.R., R. Bartlett, and M.A. Halverson. 2009. Comparison of Standard 90.1-2007 and the 2009 IECC with Respect to Commercial Buildings. PNNL-19054. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.

2005

  • Briggs R.S., D.R. Conover, L.M. Connell, K. Gowri, M.A. Halverson, J.A. Johnson, and R.G. Lucas, et al. 2005. Technical Support Document for Version 2.4, Release 1 of the COMcheck-EZ Software. PNNL-15200. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.

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