Michael Blasnik

Senior Building Scientist at Nest

Greater Boston Area
Consumer Electronics

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Michael Blasnik's Overview

  • Senior Building Scientist at Nest
  • principal at M Blasnik & Associates
  • Director of Evaluations at Proctor Engineering Group
  • Research director at GRASP

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Michael Blasnik's Experience

Senior Building Scientist


Public Company; 201-500 employees; Consumer Electronics industry

February 2014Present (8 months)


M Blasnik & Associates

September 1997February 2014 (16 years 6 months)

Consultant to government, utility, and private organizations on designing and evaluating energy efficiency programs and designing and conducting research on building and appliance energy performance. Projects have included numerous retrofit program impact evaluations, analysis of retrofit specific savings, comparisons of actual energy use to modeling projections in thousands of homes, and research on topics ranging from zonal pressure diagnostics to in-situ refrigerator energy use. Inventor of zonal pressure diagnostics and creator of SIMPLE energy model.

Director of Evaluations

Proctor Engineering Group

August 1994September 1997 (3 years 2 months)

Designed and performed impact evaluations and building science research projects for clients throughout North America. Projects included impact evaluations for residential retrofit programs; metering studies of refrigerators and air conditioners; development of simulation models of air conditioner and duct performance; assessment of technical degradation for residential and C&I DSM measures; analysis of energy usage of millions of buildings

Research director


July 1983August 1994 (11 years 2 months)

Designed and performed building science research projects and program evaluations. Work included intensive monitoring and field performance studies on flat roof rowhouse insulation and duct leakage impacts in basement houses. Evaluated performance of different retrofit approaches to reducing residential gas and electric usage. Consulted with impact evaluation consulting firms on statistical issues.

Michael Blasnik's Projects

  • PG&E - Software Accuracy Project

    • September 2012 to Present
    Team Members: Michael Blasnik, Matt Golden, Leif Magnuson

    • Working for CA IOUs based on CPUC ruling requiring improved accuracy and expand options
    • Managing a stakeholder process to define software requirements, including Investor Owned Utilities, program administrators, CEC, CPUC, software companies, financial firms, and contractors.
    • Developing first performance based software calibration process using HP-XML and GreenButton

Michael Blasnik's Publications

  • Quick Savings Estimates with GSTEAM: The GRASP Short-Term Energy Analysis Method

    • Proceedings of the 1988 Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings. Washington, D.C.: American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy
    • 1988

Michael Blasnik's Skills & Expertise

  1. Energy Efficiency
  2. Energy
  3. Energy Conservation
  4. Building Science
  5. Analysis
  6. Program Evaluation
  7. Research
  8. Residential Homes
  9. Energy Audits
  10. Sustainability
  11. Data Analysis
  12. Public Speaking
  13. Building Energy Modeling

Michael Blasnik's Education

University of Pennsylvania

Economics, Energy economics & Engineering


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