Building Energy Inc. hires former Microsoft executive as Vice President of Sales

Building Energy expands its leadership team with the addition of Chris Preston to accelerate adoption of its Better Buildings Platform.

Aug 05, 2015, 15:30 ET from Building Energy Inc.

PORTLAND, Ore., Aug. 5, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Building Energy Inc., a leader in enabling transformational improvements in building energy and resource efficiency, announces the hiring of Chris Preston as Vice President of Sales.

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Chris Preston, Vice President of Sales - Building Energy Inc.

"Chris built a $600 million line of business at Microsoft and has a proven ability to create value for all stakeholders, and as such is an ideal leader for Building Energy's next stage of growth," said Magnus Cheifetz, Building Energy CEO.

A veteran of the technology industry, Preston is a versatile executive and entrepreneur with over 15 years of hands-on experience leading businesses to scale software sales, both startup environments and larger companies including Microsoft. 

Preston is an active member in Element 8 and the CleanTech Alliance in the Pacific Northwest. Preston has an MBA from Cornell University and graduated with honors in History and Art from Colby College.

About Building Energy

Building owners and managers, energy service providers, and sustainability professionals use Building Energy to design, implement, and finance energy and resource projects. The Building Energy platform connects those who pay utility bills with shared savings programs and "better buildings-as-a-service" measures such as smart thermostats, sensors, and controls, advanced LED lighting, HVAC improvements, solar and storage technologies. Cities use Building Energy to manage compliance with disclosure regulations. Portfolio owners and managers use Building Energy to identify opportunities and track results through the Building Energy data-based "rolling profile". Building Energy is the only production system that incorporates the emerging BEDES standard for data interoperability.

To learn more about Building Energy, please visit:

Magnus Cheifetz 
(847) 337-7910


SOURCE Building Energy Inc.