Press Release | Green Button Alliance Announces 2024 Board of Directors Election Winners

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Green Button Alliance Announces 2024 Board of Directors Election Winners

Representatives from GBA Participating Member Companies Itron, Inc. and Logical Buildings Elected to Green Button Alliance's Board of Directors

December 22, 2023 - The Green Button Alliance (GBA), which fosters the development, compliance, and adoption of the industry’s Green Button® energy and water data-access and -sharing protocol, today announced the results of its 2024 Board of Directors election. Lucas “Luke” Scheidler, Sr. Product Manager, New Business Innovation, Itron, Inc. was elected to serve in a two-year seat and Jeff Hendler, CEO, Logical Buildings was elected to a one-year seat. Jeff Hendler is a returning elected director, having previously served on the board in 2021 and 2022.  The newly elected directors will commence their positions on the Green Button Alliance’s board on January 1, 2024.

The GBA’s board collaborates to broaden adoption of standards-based Green Button data technologies that enable energy and water utilities around the world to offer secure, customer data-access and -sharing platforms and new digital services that leverage standardized Green Button utility customer data.

As the energy industry works to modernize and support increasing electrification, utilities can play a central role by leveraging standardized, secure Green Button data and solution provider expertise to empower customers with new digital, energy data-enabled services, said Syed Mir, Chairman, Green Button Alliance. The GBA’s board brings deep market and innovation expertise to the Alliance. We welcome our newest directors as we work to educate the market on the value of standards-based data access and sharing and grow utility adoption of Green Button technologies.

The Green Button Alliance recently welcomed new directors Luke Scheidler and Jeff Hendler during its 2023 Annual General Meeting (AGM) held on December 7, 2023.  During the AGM, Green Button Alliance chairman Syed Mir also recognized GBA board member Jay Lewis, CEO, Big Data Energy Services with GBA’s Chairman’s Award for his on-going contributions to the board.  Lewis was previously elected by GBA Participating Members for consecutive terms and is presently serving on the board.

The Green Button Alliance thanks board members Bill Pfister, Managing Director, Business Analytics & Energy Supply, Edison Electric Institute (EEI) and Nora Xu, Market Operations Manager, OhmConnect, Inc. who are completing their current board terms.  Their strategic insights have contributed greatly to the continued success of the GBA.


The Green Button Alliance’s 2024 Board of Directors consists of:

About Green Button
Connect My Data (CMD)

The Green Button Connect My Data (CMD) standard enables utilities to safely provide access to interval usage and billing data and allows utility customers—including residential, businesses, commercial and industrial, cities and municipalities, or customer-authorized third-party solutions—to seamlessly and securely obtain detailed and highly precise interval-meter data to inform energy- and water-management decision-making.  This is accomplished while ensuring customer data are protected and privacy is maintained.  Utilities can maximize their metering infrastructure by utilizing their Green Button CMD platform to offer a host of new energy-data-enabled services.  Energy managers can access standardized Green Button energy data in the Green Button format to streamline energy-management and consumption reporting.  Third-party providers of consumer-centric services can more-rapidly develop applications that work seamlessly with other Green Button implementations.


 About Green Button Download My Data (DMD)

The Green Button Download My Data (DMD) standard enables utility customers—including residential, businesses, commercial and industrial, & cities and municipalities—to access and download their historical and current usage data from their utility’s website in the industry standard Green Button format to analyze trends and make informed resource-management choices using in-house or off-the-shelf applications; or, they can share their downloaded files with applications or service providers for further assistance.


About the Green Button Alliance 

The Green Button Alliance (GBA) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization formed to foster the development, compliance, and global adoption of Green Button implementations.  The GBA is comprised of leading utilities, governmental departments and agencies, solution providers, and affiliated organizations that collaborate to advance the Green Button standard.  The Green Button standard enables energy consumers around the world to access and share their energy- and water-usage data to better analyze and manage their consumption.  The GBA educates the market on the broad benefits of the Green Button standard, encourages standards-based application development, and administers the Green Button Testing and Certification Program to accelerate the delivery of standardized Green Button technologies to energy and water consumers.


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