Brian Patterson

General Manager, New Business Development; Emerge Alliance 

Brian T. Patterson

Brian T. Patterson is the Chairman of the EMerge Alliance, a 501c non-profit corporation established to create application standards for dc power distribution systems use in commercial buildings. The Alliance also promotes the development of an eco-system to support the rapid adoption of those standards that includes architects and designers, building owners and managers, engineers and contractors, policy, regulatory and compliance officials, academic and independent researchers, and original equipment manufacturers and system integrators. Patterson’s extensive technical and work history in electronics, fiber optics and building technologies has resulted in his holding many patents in those fields.

He is also the General Manger of Business Development for the Building Products Division of Armstrong World Industries, a founding member of the Alliance, is a member of the IEEE and an active participant in UL/NEMA/NFPA task groups on dc power, the NIST SGIP DRGS DEWG chairman of the Microgrid subgroup, the DOE sponsored GPIC Energy Hub and GridStar projects, and the DOE Zero Net Energy Commercial Building Consortium. He is EMerge liaison to the National Electrical Manufacturers Association, the Underwriters Laboratories, the NSF sponsored Center for Power Electronic Systems (at the University of Virginia Technology), the FREEDM Systems Center (at the University of North Carolina), the Power Electronics Research Group (at the University of Texas-Austin) and serves on the Technology Road Mapping Committee of PSMA.