Staff Spotlight: Russ Landry
Russ Landry, Senior Mechanical Engineer
Time at CEE: 28 years
Hometown: New Brighton, MN
Favorite school subject: History, Writing, and Science
Why CEE?: I've been able to help fight climate change in a wide variety of practical ways.
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CEE is special. We are home to a unique combination of results-oriented programs and top-notch research and engineering staff, all within one organization. To stay relevant and keep pace with progress elsewhere, we concentrate on identifying energy market opportunities that fit both with our strengths and with our mission. Building on CEE's long history of rehabs and retrofits for efficiency, programs addressing new construction and renovation offer promising growth areas for us.
My research into enhanced building code compliance helps improve the effectiveness of energy programs by better informing utilities, regulatory staff, and other service providers, as well as CEE's own program development. In 2010, CEE helped develop the B3 Sustainable Building 2030 Energy Standard, an energy conservation program designed to cut energy and carbon in commercial, institutional, and industrial buildings. CEE's review and insights into both new construction and renovations help ensure that SB 2030 continues to hit the right targets for cost-effective energy savings in building projects--especially in publicly funded buildings. SB 2030 is nationally recognized as a uniquely rigorous state-level program supporting energy efficiency and green buildings.
Similarly, CEE's research work on commercial condensing boilers has drawn the interest of those developing policy and program standards for utilities around the U.S. And our pilot program for commercial energy code compliance — the first such program in Minnesota — promotes a progressive focus for energy performance that has not yet been used in other parts of the country.