Chris McClurg is a Sr. Associate with RMI’s Building’s Practice with six years of experience on both the client side and as a consultant performing third party commissioning, energy audits and HVAC design. Chris joined RMI in October 2013.
Currently, she is working with Arizona State University to become carbon zero by 2025 through a comprehensive program of building retrofits, transportation upgrades, behavior change programs and renewables applications. She is also leading the mechanical effort for the new, net-zero office for RMI in Basalt, CO. She is developing replicable procedures to push the current boundaries in measurement and verification, commissioning, building user interfaces and maintainability.
Prior to joining RMI, Chris worked on all sides of the building delivery process, from facilities management to design, commissioning and energy audits. Most recently, working in a UK university facility’s department provided invaluable hands on experiences implementing efficiency retrofits and working with the maintenance teams to manage complex operational requirements. In addition, she worked closely with the capital projects team to manage the design, commissioning and tuning of all new buildings. After these experiences, Chris became focused on closing the loop between the design and operation of new buildings, ensuring low energy and cost buildings that actually work. This drive underlined her master studies at the University of Cambridge where she examined the systemic barriers in the building industry preventing learning from building performance feedback. Chris brings this combination of a wider systems viewpoint and practical implementation to a central focus on building performance in use.
- Masters Engineering for Sustainable Development, University of Cambridge, 2013.
- Bachelors of Mechanical Engineering, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, 2006
- Professional Engineer, State of North Carolina, 2010
- LEED AP Building Design + Construction, 2008