Kendra Tupper, P.E., LEED® AP
Kendra Tupper, P.E., LEED® AP is the Energy Services Manager for the City of Boulder, Colorado, where she designs and manages new commercial/industrial efficiency programs to help the city reach its aggressive climate commitment goals. Previously, Kendra was a Principal with Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) and, before that; she worked as a mechanical engineer and project manager with the building energy analysis team at WSP.
Kendra has 10+ years of experience in energy efficiency program design, energy simulation, HVAC design and controls, energy audits, and design and analysis for renewable energy systems. At RMI, Kendra combined project management and technical expertise to drive many deep retrofit projects, including the Empire State Building and the Byron Rogers Federal Office Building. She also partnered with the General Services Administration and large energy service companies (ESCOs) to develop workshops and participate in pilot projects that redefine the typical ESCO model to realize deeper energy savings. In addition to her work in the built environment, Kendra also has experience in industrial process efficiency, best practices for data center design and operation, and the use of lightweight composite materials in the automotive sector.
Currently, Kendra serves on ASHRAE Technical Committee 7.6 Building Energy Performance and the ASHRAE Energy Position Document Committee. She is frequently called on to speak at conferences, often on how to effectively use energy modeling as part of an integrated design process.