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, and conducting field research.
Russ began working as an engineering intern at CEE before he received his BS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Minnesota in 1990. 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.
Russ’s recent and ongoing work addresses the efficiency of a mix of new and existing buildings, both commercial and multifamily. New construction work includes: the Minnesota portion of a DOE funded study of the energy efficiency of new low-rise multifamily buildings, CEE’s new construction review of projects against Minnesota’s Sustainable Buildings 2030 Energy Standard, and a pilot project that provided 3rdparty support for improved compliance with commercial energy codes.
His current research on existing buildings includes leading projects to optimize the control of commercial condensing boilers study the Minnesota energy efficiency program market for commercial and industrial refrigeration. Russ also provides technical support for CEE programs and services that improve the efficiency of commercial refrigeration systems, multifamily buildings, and ice arenas.
- 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), former Minnesota Chapter President.
Select Publications & Presentations
Landry, R.W., Hoye, M., Sui, D., and Fryer, A. “Results from Commercial Energy Code Compliance Pilot Program with Plan Review Services.” American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy 2018 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