Cornelia leads the codes and standards team, working collaboratively with states across the NEEP region to equitably lower the energy use and greenhouse gas emissions of buildings. She provides technical assistance on the latest building energy codes, stretch codes, and standards to jurisdictions, facilitates stakeholder groups, and develops resources dedicated to reaching a clean energy future.
Cornelia brings to her role nearly two decades of experience in building science, design, management, and construction. Prior to joining NEEP, she worked as an architect for over 15 years on sustainable projects ranging from museums and university buildings to residential work. 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
Phius Certified Consultant (CPHC), Passive House Institute US
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
Core speaking capabilities/areas of expertise: building decarbonization, building energy codes, building performance standards