Blogger Profiles

Andrew Burr

Andrew Burr

As a Program Director at the Institute for Market Transformation (IMT), Andrew leads the organization's building energy rating and disclosure activities, providing technical guidance to policymakers and government agencies, outreach to the utility and real estate sectors, and advocacy for legislative and regulatory policy. He has presented on U.S. building performance policy in throughout the country and in Europe and China. Andrew was previously with CoStar Group Inc., where he launched and managed the company's editorial coverage of real estate sustainability and energy issues in 2007.

Caroline Keicher

Caroline Keicher

As a Senior Program Associate at the Institute for Market Transformation, Caroline works primarily on advanced building codes and energy rating and disclosure, providing research, policy, and outreach support. She recently received her Master of Science degree in Climate Change and Sustainable Development from De Montfort University in Leicester, UK, where she focused on energy efficiency in the built environment and the analysis of time series energy consumption data in local schools.

David Leipziger

David Leipziger

As a Research Associate at the Institute for Market Transformation and Managing Editor of BuildingRating.org, David focuses on aggregating best practice materials and policy research. He is predominantly involved IMT's efficiency programming, energy rating & disclosure, and federal building activities. He holds a B.A. from Brown University in Urban and Architectural Studies.

Andrea Krukowski

Andrea Krukowski

Andrea works with the Global Buildings Performance Network (GBPN) on researching best practices for energy code compliance in new and existing buildings. She is a lead researcher in data access issues and building performance policies.

John Andreoni

John Andreoni

John works with the DC Sustainable Energy Utility (DC SEU) to assist building owners with benchmarking energy and water use. He staffs the DC SEU Benchmarking Help Center, providing assistance to the private sector and DC government on tracking energy consumption in large buildings.

Jessica Lawrence

Jessica Lawrence

Jessica works for the Institute for Market transformation to advance building energy performance through legislative and regulatory policy. She provides guidance to policymakers and government agencies.

 

Guest Bloggers

Ann Griffin

Ann Griffin

Ann Griffin, EPS Specialist, joined Earth Advantage in 2008 and has been part of the Energy Performance Score (EPS) team since 2010. She has a background in sustainable community development and urban public policy. Griffin has a Master of Regional Planning degree, is a USGBC recognized Green Associate, and member of the American Planning Association. She is the co-author of the 2009 Earth Advantage Institute report, "Certified Home Performance."

Earth Advantage Institute works with the building and design industry to help implement sustainable building practices. Its nonprofit mission is to create an immediate, practical and cost-effective path to sustainability and carbon reduction in the built environment. The organization achieves its objectives through a range of innovative certification, education and technical services programs.

Marshall Leslie

Marshall Leslie

Marshall Leslie is a market research and planning consultant; and since 1985 the owner and principal of M.Leslie Inc., in Toronto, Ontario. He works with building product and capital goods manufacturers and trade associations, to support research and planning. He has also provided advice on standards development, construction labour trends and trade. See www.mleslie.com for more information.

Marshall Leslie

Paul Swaddle

Paul Swaddle is an Architect and Technical Author at NBS in the UK, where he authors information and guidance content for innovative NBS products, with a particular interest in the specification of energy performance and low-impact building techniques.

He is interested in future-proofing cities, the potential of BIM and virtual-world simulation, the refinement of sustainable design processes from idea to completion, the control of energy use in building operation, and learning from natural and animal architecture. He is very enthusiastic about energy performance data and security. In his spare time, he is currently writing and illustrating his first novel.

Marshall LeslieMichael Knezovich

Michael Knezovich is director of marketing communications at PHIUS. Michael has worked in journalism, technical writing, training development, marketing communications and non-profit fundraising.