An Announcement from PBA President, Peter Gallagher
It is with true sadness that I announce to you the passing of a dedicated member of our federation, Dan Wise, CGP, CGB. Dan was an advocate, not just for our association, but for affordable housing and environmental issues affecting all builders within our industry. As a member of the Builders Association of Central PA for over 30 years, Dan served numerous terms on the local board of directors and as a past president. He was also a chair of the Education and Legislative committee, as well as the lead advisor for the State College Area High School Building Construction Technology program.
For those of us who were honored enough to work with him on the state level, we depended on Dan for his expertise as a Certified Green Builder and for his experience with construction codes. A Life Director of the board, his commitment to PBA also included several leadership terms as a regional legislative officer and regional vice president. He served as chair of the Workforce Training & Education committee, the PA Housing Finance committee, the UCC task force and the Small Contractors task force. In 1994, he was the PBA Hammers and Gavels award winner for his support on legislative issues.
In 2014, Dan was one of 30 individuals nationwide announced as a Home Innovation NGBS (National Green Building Standard) Green Partner of Excellence. Incorporating this standard into all of his projects, notable accomplishments included the first NGBS Gold-certified remodel in the state of Pennsylvania and the first NGBS Gold-certified Lindal Cedar Home in the country.
Other national achievements were his position as chair of the NAHB Green Building Codes and Standards subcommittee, a member of the 2015 International Code Council Green Building Code Development committee, and previous recognition as the 2013 NAHB National Green Builder Advocate of the Year.
Funeral arrangements have been announced as follows:
Koch's Funeral Home in State College
Friday March 13, 2015
First visitation from 11 am to 2 pm
Second visitation 5 pm to 7:30 pm
Service at 7:30 pm
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Dan Wise Memorial Fund at the First National Bank in Boalsburg. This fund will be used in the upcoming months to establish the Dan Wise Memorial Scholarship for a student in the Building Construction Technology Program at State College Area High School, a program Dan was very passionate about.
On behalf of the leadership and members of PBA, our deepest condolences to the Wise family.
2015 PBA President
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