The HVAC industry lost a leader and friend to many in the energy management field with the passing of Dale Gustavson on September 28, 2020. Born August 11, 1947, this 73-year-old dedicated his entire energy career to recruiting, motivating, training, and conserving California’s energy resources. Many worked with Gustavson through the Western HVAC Performance Alliance (WHPA), representing more than 250 member organizations in 24 member categories. The goal was to implement California’s Energy Efficiency Strategic Plan, and he worked tirelessly to execute changes beneficial to the environment. Through his serious illness, it is said that Gustavson demonstrated unwavering courage and faith. He is survived by his attorney daughter Lara Gustavson and his beloved wife Bonnie Gustavson, whom he constantly referred to as his rock.