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We advance best practices, codes, and policies through market leadership, research, guidance, and technical advocacy toward a built environment that equitably delivers community benefits and climate solutions.

New Buildings Institute (NBI) is a mission-driven nonprofit organization working to advance scalable and practical approaches that equitably eliminate emissions from the built environment. Our efforts help keep energy costs affordable, cut emissions that are fueling climate change, and deliver on improved health, safety, and resiliency for everyone. As technical advocates, convenors, and facilitators, we work collaboratively with industry market actors – governments, utilities, manufacturers, building professionals, climate and efficiency advocates, community-based organizations, and others to drive leading-edge strategies, innovative technologies, and best practices in policies and programs. Throughout our 25-year history, NBI has been a trusted, objective, and independent resource to foster a built environment that is better for people, communities, and the planet.​

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NBI's Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Statement

Adopted by the NBI Board of Directors, June 2021—We recognize there are structural injustices and inequities in our systems and climate work. NBI is committed to the journey necessary to ensure every member of our society has equal access to and benefits from zero energy and zero carbon. This means we must partner with people of color and low-income communities in achieving ambitious energy efficiency and carbon reduction goals.

Meet NBI's team, subject matter experts in energy efficiency and decarbonization of the built environment.

Leadership Team

Jess Bergman

Jess leads the Marketing and Communications team with her experience in marketing energy efficiency.

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Amy Cortese

Amy has been involved in sustainable design consulting and implementation of energy efficiency market transformation approaches for over 20 years. She is responsible for managing implementation teams covering all aspects of NBI’s work.

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Ralph DiNola

Ralph is an expert facilitator and convener providing inspiration and a pathway for business, policymakers and building owners seeking quantum advances in building energy performance.

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Jim Edelson

Jim is a leading advocate for advanced energy codes and has been at the forefront of national and local commercial energy code development of higher stringency efficiency measures.

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Tristan Grant

Tristan brings a technical background in high-performance design, building science, and system commissioning to his work with the codes and policy team at NBI.

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Meghan Humphreys

Meghan coordinates fundraising and other advancement efforts for NBI. She works with NBI sponsors and partners, foundations, and other supporters to build a diverse funding mix for NBI’s mission.

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Amie Lewis

Amie weaves together environmental building standards development and implementation with systems thinking, behavioral science, and data analysis.

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Reilly Loveland Falvey

Reilly’s focus is on energy efficiency in schools; this work includes developing educational opportunities and resources for a better understanding of zero net energy.

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Alexi Miller

Alexi has dedicated his career to decarbonizing the built environment through advancing deep energy efficiency strategies, leading cutting-edge research, developing best practices guidance, and supporting policy progress.

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Tegan Molloy

Tegan spearheads NBI's growth strategy through market awareness and key partnerships.

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Angie Ostaszewski

Angie supports project teams and clients through subject matter expertise, project leadership, and the delivery of exceptional communications and marketing pieces.

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Ben Rabe

Ben works with the Codes and Policy Team on state and local policy efforts and engages in base and stretch code adoption efforts across multiple jurisdictions.

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Jodi Smits Anderson

Jodi focuses on carbon education, context of the codes, process, iterative learning, and on illuminating the health, economic, and equity benefits through intentional connections with nature and community.

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Anna Zamir

Anna leads the Internal Marketing and Communications team and brings 15 years of marketing communications strategy and energy efficiency expertise.

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NBI Staff

Kevin Berry

Kevin brings a deep understanding of architecture and energy policy to his work on the Codes & Policy Team

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Allie Brandwein

Allie supports NBI's project teams to deliver solutions that meet our clients' needs. Her background in marketing includes brand growth, process improvements, campaign strategy, and relationship management.

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Ariel Brenner

Ariel combines her experience in design, codes development, and environmental policy as a project analyst.

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Sarah Cadmus Burgher

Sarah supports industry growth and development through her work on the Getting to Zero Forum.

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Adriana Colón Adorno

Adriana supports the Codes & Policy team as a project manager with a background in environmental conservation and equitable urban planning.

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Sureya Edwards

Sureya works in the Marketing and Communications team to help craft digital communication strategies.

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Mischa Egolf

Mischa brings expertise in technical research and writing, data analysis, and project management in the building science field to her role as a Technical Associate at NBI.

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Noah Gabriel

Noah provides his expertise of green building technology, legislation and public funding to the Building Innovation team.

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Mo Ghasempour

Mo is a building technology expert who brings experience with energy-efficient lighting design, retrofit strategies, and portfolio management for high-performance buildings.

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Ashley Haight

Ashley manages relationships with stakeholders engaged with NBI's mission and guides our market development activities.

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Susan Grant Harris

Susan focuses on communications efforts and strengthening stakeholder relationships with project documentation, outreach, and management that enables tech transfer of NBI research and guidance.

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Smita Gupta

Smita has been involved in nearly all aspects of building energy policy, programs, and technology research over the course of 18 years. She manages NBI's initiatives on building electrification, advanced water heating, and grid interaction of buildings.

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Darius Holland

As part of the marketing and communications team, Darius manages NBI's social media and websites.

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Kaci King

Kaci brings her versatile experience in accounting to the finance team at New Buildings Intitute.

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Lucy Kosloff

Lucy is an experienced human resources professional who thrives helping others.

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Sayali Lamne

Sayali brings expertise in energy analysis, sustainable strategies, and project management to support the codes and policy team.

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Jen Langsam

Jennifer supports NBI with her expertise in graphic design as a Graphic Design Manager.

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Kelsey Lutzow

Kelsey advances NBI’s mission by supporting business development initiatives through team collaboration and proposal coordination.

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Alejandra Magana

Alejandra works closely across all parts of the organization to help oversee all financial aspects of NBI’s business operations.

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Carly Menard

Carly supports NBI staff and operations, fostering a positive and equitable workplace culture through recruitment, onboarding, and professional development

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Jess Meylor

Jess brings her architectural and building science expertise to the Codes and Policy team as a Project Manager.

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Dr. Vidhisha Moopnar

Vidhisha draws on her experience in policy analysis and sustainable development to support NBI’s teams with technical research, program development, and stakeholder engagement. 

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Trude Namara

As part of the marketing and communications team, Trude creates cohesive and compelling content to maximize the impact of NBI initiatives and project work.

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Shannon Oliver

Shannon leverages his experience managing k-12 sustainability programs to support NBI’s work on energy efficiency in schools.

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Kjirsten Peterson

Kjirsten has a background in grant management and supports our teams on federal and philanthropic grants.  

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Emma Riccardi

Emma works with the Leadership & Market Development team to support energy efficiency initiatives in schools, through research, analysis, and participant engagement.

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Katie Scott

As part of the marketing and communications team, Katie creates content and oversees communication strategies that support NBI’s efforts to transform the built environment.

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Grant Sheely

Grant brings experience managing sustainability and certification projects, and has coordinated field inspections, energy modeling with WUFI Software, and compliance with high-performance program requirements and local/state codes.

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Joe Wachunas

Joe provides technical and project management for the Advanced Water Heating Initiative and other building electrification and decarbonization projects in the Building Innovation area.

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Our Board Members

Mona Chandra

Board EDI Officer | National Grid
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Michael Colgrove

Board Vice President | Energy Trust of Oregon
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David Goldstein

Natural Resources Defense Council
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Meg Jamison

Southeast Sustainability Directors Network (SSDN)
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Emily Moore

Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance (NEEA)
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Susan Rochford

Legrand North America and Central America
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Kathryn Wright

Board Secretary | Barr Foundation
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In memory of NBI Board Member George Malek

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Senior Fellows

Bronwyn Barry

Policy Director, The Passive House Network
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Doug Baston

North Atlantic Energy Advisors
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Janice Berman

Director of Grid Innovation, Pacific Gas & Electric
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Kelly Cunningham

Program Manager, Codes and Standards, Pacific Gas & Electric
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Charles Eley

Retired Eley Associates, RA, PME, Certified Energy Modeler, ASHRAE BEMP
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Dian Grueneich

Precourt Energy Scholar, Precourt Institute for Energy, Stanford University
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Sheila Hayter

Laboratory Program Manager, National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)
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Duane Jonlin

Energy Code and Energy Conservation Advisor, City of Seattle
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Alexis Karolides

Sustainability Practice Leader, Point Energy Innovations
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Katrin Klingenberg

Executive Director, PHIUS
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Mandy Lee

Senior Program Manager, Emerald Cities Collaborative
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Vivian Loftness

Carnegie Mellon, FAIA, LEED AP, CPHC
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Vinh Mason

Senior Energy Policy Advisor, City of Portland
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RK Stewart

RK Stewart Consultants, FAIA, Hon. FRAIC, Hon. JIA, Hon. AIA, LEED® AP BD+C
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Debbie Karpay Weyl

Deputy Director, WRI-U.S., World Resources Institute
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Thanks to our valued sponsors and partners

NBI is supported by contributions from a number of entities through sponsorship and grant funding. We are extremely grateful for the faithful support of these organizations.