About Us

We’re a passionate team with decades of experience across building science, energy management, software development, and sustainability.

We developed BuildingLens to address two core problems in our industry: ​

Small to mid-sized buildings (SMBs) lack access to advanced automation

While SMBs make up over 95% of the buildings in the U.S., only 13% have building automation tools.

Priority Populations aren't a focus

Everyone deserves to enjoy the benefits of building automation, like healthy indoor spaces. Everyone doesn’t include everyone until it includes priority populations.

Our Solution

We address these challenges through user-friendly, Software as a Service (SaaS) tools designed for the unique needs of SMBs. These include:


Advanced monitoring and predictive algorithms that guarantee optimal indoor air quality. Dive Deeper


Data-driven energy management that reduces waste and drives savings. Dive Deeper

At BuildingLens, we believe the transition to cleaner, smarter buildings must benefit everyone – especially groups who have been excluded from these advancements.

That’s why we intentionally design our solutions to serve priority populations.

Who are Priority Populations?

Priority populations include groups with limited access to healthy, livable buildings. These groups include:

  • BIPOC (Black, Indigenous and people of color)
  • People experiencing low to moderate incomes
  • Women and Assigned Females at Birth
  • People who live in rural communities
  • Adults over 65
  • Immigrant and English-as-a-Second-Language speakers
  • People living with disabilities
  • People experiencing houselessness

The BuildingLens Team

David Burchfield, PE
Chief Executive Officer 

Defines and executes the company vision

Paul Bursch
Chief Technology Officer

Leads software architecture and product development

Teshome Eda’e Jiru, Ph.D., CEM
Chief Research Officer 

Heads R&D to refine our building automation capabilities

Bao Tran
Head of Legal

Drives partnerships, intellectual property, and new market expansion

A few of the groups & investors that believe in us

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PRAISE FOR BuildingLens

Our Values

Our vision and culture are shaped by these core values:

People First

Well-being is at the heart of all we do. Our solutions address real human needs.

Sustainable Innovation

We embrace innovation through the lens of the front-line communities

Stewards of Equity

We ensure historical institutions acknowledge past disparities, fostering inclusive clean energy progress.

Transparency and Trust

Open communication and honesty underpin our relationships.

Relentless Improvement

We constantly evolve through learning and curiosity.

See how BuildingLens can unlock your building's potential today.

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Company updates and insights on everything from enhancing tenant health and comfort to climate resilience and building efficiency. 

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