Kim Cheslak

Director of Codes | New Buildings Institute

Kim is the Director of Codes at New Buildings Institute. She has over 10 years of experience focusing on buildings and codes. Her career has included commercial and residential code compliance studies, working with local governments to maximize savings through adoption of and compliance with code, and managing sustainability portfolios. Kim was instrumental in the formation of Washington DC’s Green Building Division. She supports NBI’s broader engagement in code development, with an emphasis on stretch codes and multifamily code adoption. Kim is a building energy codes leader and content matter expert that guides the future of building energy codes throughout the United States. Her work also includes assisting leading jurisdictions to improve their use of zero based-carbon codes and energy policies.