It is with heavy heart we share that Barry Haaser, co-founder and first Executive Director of the GBA, from its inception in 2015 until his retirement in 2018, passed away on 26 March 2022 at the age of 62. Barry was instrumental in establishing the GBA, organizing an effort between government, the private sector, several associations, and industry experts to form a unified alliance to lead the Green Button data access and sharing standards effort.
Well-known in the high-tech, energy and industry standards sectors, Barry also served on the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Advisory Committee, and previously was an officer on the Board of Directors of the Smart Grid Interoperability Panel (SGIP), and served as a member of the North American Energy Standards Board (NAESB). He also provided executive leadership and start-up expertise to the OpenADR Alliance, LonMark International, the Wi-SUN Alliance and several other associations through his firm Lakeview Consulting Group. We will miss Barry greatly for his leadership, eternally-positive personality and his kindness. A Celebration of Life was held in Morgan Hill, California on 12 June 2022.