Paul R Bertram, Jr. is a Fellow, a Distinguished Member, and former National President of the Construction Specifications Institute. His career focused on buildings envelope first energy efficiency strategies with pathways to zero energy for a low carbon world. His work includes advocacy for resilient High Performance building energy efficiency.
He served on the Board of Directors for the Business Council of Sustainable Energy for two years and was part of their delegation at the 21st Conference of the Parties (COP21) of the U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change. In January 2016, he was appointed to the Board of Directors of the National Institute of Building Sciences (NIBS) and served as liaison for the Building Enclosure Technology and Environment Council. He also participated in the Off-Site Construction Council. After 7 years on the NIBS Board of Directors, he rotated off in 2022.
Paul is a disabled Vietnam US Navy Veteran, serving 12 months in the combat zone. In 2019, Guardian Angels Medical Service Dogs awarded “Walker” to Paul as his personal medical service dog.
Today, Paul functions as a BOD member for Guardian Angels and is actively involved with decisions made regarding campus expansions. He is also proud to be an ambassador by networking our mission of these amazing service dogs in the Greater Orlando area to assist veterans with disabilities. He devotes his time to aiding and assisting veterans in need.
His networking extends to veterans through the American Legion Old Glory Post 183 as an Adjutant and Assistant Service Officer. He is the Adjutant and Life member of VFW Post 5405. He participates in both the Orange County Mayor’s and Orlando Mayor’s Veteran Advisory Councils. He is the Vice Chair of the Seminole County Committee on Aging voted in as the veteran representative by the Seminole County Commissioners.