Russ Landry has 25 years of experience in energy efficiency in various buildings. His work on building energy efficiency projects includes existing building engineering studies, recommissioning, work scope development, field research, new construction plan review and full building energy simulation. Mr. Landry’s professional experience has focused almost exclusively on energy saving improvements in buildings, albeit analysis of opportunities and/or technical guidance for implementation. Mr. Landry’s work on energy efficiency has encompassed energy efficiency for a wide range of HVAC systems and buildings, but he has developed particularly strong specialized knowledge in a number of areas. His experience is especially extensive in the following types of equipment: space heating boilers, boiler system controls, refrigeration equipment, desiccant dehumidification equipment, domestic water heating systems, and apartment ventilation systems. Russ has a B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Minnesota.
After joining CEE in 1989, he spent most of his first several years performing and managing numerous field research projects that involved in-depth analysis and monitoring of building HVAC systems to evaluate energy savings technologies.
Since 1993 Mr. Landry has been involved in a wide range of activity for utility and state programs that encourage energy savings in buildings. His contributions to utility and state building efficiency programs have included: market studies, technology evaluation, program design, marketing, utility staff training, field evaluations, building assessment reports, retrofit implementation assistance, and project review. Much of Mr. Landry’s work over the last 20 years has consisted of the evaluation of energy saving opportunities in individual buildings and supporting the implementation of those improvements. Besides conducting on-site evaluations of existing buildings personally (as well as through the development and review of field forms used by facility consultants) he has used a wide variety of analysis methods and software to evaluate the energy savings potential for various technologies in individual buildings. Existing building evaluation services have ranged from classic energy audits to recommissioning and engineering studies. His evaluations have addressed a range of government, commercial and residential buildings, including more than 700 multifamily buildings and 50 ice arenas. He has also assisted and verified implementation of improvements through the preparation of work guidelines, bid review, work inspection, performance measurement and utility bill review. He has provided formal review for: 11 recommissioning studies, more than 50 energy saving loan/grant retrofit applications, and 23 utility commercial refrigeration rebates.
Mr. Landry first began working regularly on new construction projects in 2005 and has since been involved in the plan review, whole building energy simulation and follow-up technical support for more than 40 buildings—including performing simulations to document energy performance credits in the LEED-NC green building rating system. He has also provided formal review for dozens of projects aiming for Minnesota’s Sustainable Buildings 2030 energy standards (SB2030).
His most recent and ongoing work includes field research into the optimization of condensing boilers in commercial buildings and of indoor pool facilities, as well as energy evaluation and commissioning of two projects being built to ENERGY STAR Multifamily High Rise program standards and ongoing review of SB2030 projects’ design and energy simulations.
- Professional Engineer (Minnesota & Wisconsin)
- Certified Commerical Energy Plans Examiner with ASHRAE 90.1, International Codes Council
- American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE), On Minnesota Chapter Governing Board
- United States Green Building Council (USGBC)
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Landry, R.,Hancock, M., Monesterio, M., Bohac, D. 1998. “Cost-Effective Energy Efficient Improvements for Minnesota’s Public Ice Arenas: Overview of 20 Options.” CEE Publication Funded by the Legislative Commission on Minnesota Resources: St. Paul, MN.
Hewett, M. J., Landry, R. W., Sheckel, S. 1994. “Cost-Effective Demand-Side Management Strategies for Commercial and Industrial Refrigeration.” Proceedings of the American Council for an Energy Efficiency Economy 1994 Summer Study. Washington, D.C.: ACEEE.
Landry, R. W., D. E. Maddox, M. S. Lobenstein, D.L. Bohac. 1993. “Measuring Seasonal Efficiency of Space Heating Boilers.” ASHRAE Journal, Vol. 35, No. 9, pp. 38-45. Atlanta: American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-conditioning Engineers.