Alea German

Vice President of Building Research and Energy Consulting | Frontier Energy

Alea leads the Building Research and Energy Consulting group at Frontier Energy which focuses on technology evaluation, measurement and verification, energy code development, testing, and program implementation across the residential, commercial, and food service sectors. Alea has worked in the energy efficiency industry since 2006. Her expertise lies in whole building energy optimization, technology assessment, and code development, particularly as it relates to decarbonization. Alea is a skilled energy modeler with over a decade of experience using various software tools. Overseeing Frontier’s technical energy code consulting services, she has a broad understanding of California’s Title 24, Part 6 code and leads the single family technical work for the statewide Codes and Standards Enhancement (CASE) team sponsored by the California Investor Owned Utilities. As a key technical lead for the California Codes and Standards Reach Codes program, Alea provides technical support to local governments on adopting ordinances intended to support meeting local and/or statewide energy and greenhouse gas reduction goals. Throughout her career, she has provided technical support for PG&E’s ZNE Pilot Program, assisting builders in determining the best approach to achieving ZNE, worked on many projects in DOE’s Building America program such as the Spring Lake Multifamily ZNE Affordable Community, UC Davis’ West Village Community, and the Sonoma Passive House Retrofit, and contributed to research evaluations of residential technologies such as ventilation cooling, mechanical pre-cooling, evaporative cooled condensers, ground coupled heat pumps, air to water heat pumps and radiant delivery, and heat pump water heaters. Alea is a registered Professional Engineer with a Bachelor and Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering.