Basic Energy Manager Training

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Victoria Kiechel, AIA, LEED AP ID+C
The Cadmus Group, Senior Associate

Victoria has over 20 years of professional experience in architecture, education, and sustainable design. Ms. Kiechel maintains her architectural practice while advising Cadmus clients on green building issues. Her architectural practice includes green design work in single- and multi-family housing, including the implementation of renewable energy systems and the design and financial analysis of shared energy systems between properties. She works on several USGBC projects and advises ENERGY STAR for Commercial Buildings. Ms. Kiechel is the Higher Education sector lead for ENERGY STAR, supporting clients on issues ranging from energy benchmarking to curriculum development and workforce training in energy efficiency. Ms. Kiechel leads Cadmus’ consulting teams for energy-efficient building implementation. She is an adjunct faculty member at American University in Washington, DC. Ms. Kiechel will act as a lead instructor in both LEED and ENERGY STAR concepts for these training sessions. She has also developed training materials for Cadmus’ role in the USGBC’s Education Provider Program and teaches in Cadmus’ LEED training courses. She serves as adjunct faculty at American University, where she teaches two courses in the School of International Service, Global and Environmental Politics program: Sustainable Design and LEED, and Sustainable Urban Design. Ms. Kiechel, a former Rhodes Scholar at Oxford University, holds a Master’s in Architecture with distinction from the Harvard University Graduate School of Design.

Chris Ladner, LEED AP BD+C, CEM, CxA
VIRIDIAN, Principal

Mr. Ladner has expertise in building HVAC sys¬tems, performance contracting, controls as well as knowledge of industrial controls. He has participated in various types of LEED projects including: LEED-Neighborhood Development, LEED-Commercial Interiors, LEED-New Construction, LEED for Existing Buildings, and LEED-Homes. In 2008, Chris was a Commissioner on the Arkansas Governor’s Commission on Global Warming. Through this commission greenhouse gas reduction policies will be developed for the Governor and Arkansas Legislators. He has served in many capacities for the U.S. Green Building Council and is a past consultant for the Clinton Climate Initiative (CCI). Chris has presented on sustainable design and construction to various groups including Master Speaker at the USGBC Greenbuild Conference, American Planning Association, National Environmental Balancing Bureau (NEBB), the American Society of Heating Refrigeration and Air Condition¬ing Engineers (ASHRAE), graduate architecture programs, and various sustainability conferences.

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