Russ Landry, P.E.

Senior Mechanical Engineer
As a Senior Mechanical Engineer, Russ plays various roles in projects that contribute to cost-effective energy savings in buildings. These roles include: securing project funding, project management, building plan review, energy analysis, conducting field research, and educational event leadership.

Russ began working as an engineering intern at CEE before he received his BS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Minnesota in 1990, when he moved up to a research engineer position at CEE. Since 2005 Russ has been increasingly involved in new construction to provide plan review, whole building energy simulation and other technical support to design teams and to organizations charged with project oversight and verification.

Recent and ongoing work that Russ is leading or playing a key part in includes existing building optimization of commercial space heating boilers, indoor public pool facilities, and ice arenas. His work in new construction includes responsibility for review of projects against Minnesota’s Sustainable Buildings 2030 Energy Standard, and leading the pilot testing of a utility program model to support improved commercial building compliance with the 2015 Minnesota Energy Code through project specific assistance to design teams and city permit review staff.


  • Professional Engineer (Minnesota & Wisconsin)
  • Certified Commercial Energy Plans Examiner with ASHRAE 90.1, International Codes Council


  • American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE), Minnesota Chapter President Elect

Select Publications & Presentations

Landry, R.W., Hoye, M., and Sui, D.  “Pilot Program with Two Focused Approaches to Enhance Energy Code Compliance.” American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy 2016 Summer Study.  Washington, D.C.:  ACEEE.

Landry, R. W.  “Condensing Boiler Optimization in Commercial Buildings.”  presented at the AEE/ASHRAE Twin Cities Energy Expo.  September 28, 2015 in Bloomington.

Landry, R. W. and Stevens, D.  “Multifamily Ventilation Strategies.”  presented at the national Affordable Comfort Annual Conference.  April 30, 2004 in Minneapolis.

Landry, R.,Hancock, M., Monesterio, M., Bohac, D. 1998. “Cost-Effective Energy Efficient Improvements for Minnesota’s Public Ice Arenas: Overview of 20 Options.” CEE Publication Funded by the Legislative Commission on Minnesota Resources: St. Paul, MN.

Hewett, M. J., Landry, R. W., Sheckel, S. 1994.  “Demand-Side Management Strategies for Commercial and Industrial Refrigeration.”  American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy 1994 Summer Study.  Washington, D.C.:  ACEEE.

Landry, R. W., et al.. 1993.  “Measuring Seasonal Efficiency of Space Heating Boilers.” ASHRAE Journal.  Atlanta:  ASHRAE, Vol. 35, No. 9, pp. 38-45.Publications


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