Cornelia Wu

Building Policy Manager
Energy Efficient Buildings

Cornelia brings to her role nearly two decades of experience in building science, design, management, and construction. At NEEP she provides technical assistance on codes and standards to states and municipalities in the NEEP region and facilitates the Maine Energy Code Collaborative. She is currently partnering with states to disseminate NEEP research on the energy efficiency benefits of off-site construction, as well as trends and protocols regarding remote virtual inspections. She is the project manager for the Total Energy Pathways Workforce program, which aims to grow and diversify the energy efficiency workforce throughout the northeast, with an emphasis on training women and BIPOC.

Cornelia has worked on sustainable projects her whole career, including post-Katrina houses in the Lower Ninth Ward of New Orleans, university buildings, and cultural projects for the New York City Design Excellence Program. Cornelia graduated with a Bachelor of Arts, magna cum laude, from Columbia University, holds a Master of Architecture from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation, and a MPA in Environmental Science and Policy from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs.

Registered Architect, New York State

LEED Accredited Professional: Building Design and Construction, United States Green Building Council

Q: What is your favorite thing about NEEP?

A: I love that working at NEEP gives me the opportunity to contribute to an important mission.

Q: What book is currently on your nightstand?

A: The Year of Lear: Shakespeare in 1606, by James Shapiro

Q: What’s something about you that would surprise us?

A: I’m a figure skater

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Core speaking capabilities/areas of expertise:   building decarbonization, building energy codes, building performance standards

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