Eric Makela

Director of Codes

Eric is an Associate Director for New Buildings Institute. He has over 30 years of building energy codes expertise throughout the United States as well as abroad, including Abu Dhabi, Fiji, and Bahrain. Over his career he has provided consulting services for the building, architectural, and engineering industry on energy efficiency related issues in California, the Pacific Northwest, Nevada, and Utah. He supports NBI’s broader engagement in code development, with a new emphasis on stretch codes and multifamily code adoption. He also continues his lead of the Northwest Energy Codes Group in developing code change proposals to the International Energy Conservation Code on behalf of NEEA.