Kimberly Cheslak

Senior Technical Advisor, PNNL

Kim is a building energy policy leader and subject matter expert that guides the future of building energy policy throughout the United States. Her work includes assisting jurisdictions to improve their use of codes and energy policies to achieve their goals and assist in achieving national goals. Kim is currently a Senior Technical Advisor for PNNL’s Building Energy Codes Program where she leads the Energy Codes Technical Assistance Network to provide direct technical assistance, education and training, and resources to state and local jurisdictions in support of energy code adoption and implementation. In addition, she supports projects for advancement of building performance standards and zero energy code development and implementation.

Before joining PNNL, Kim led the codes and policy team at New Buildings Institute in development, implementation and thought leadership, with a strong focus on building decarbonization and building-grid integration. Kim has over 10 years of experience focusing on the role of codes and standards to move the needle on the design and construction of high-performance buildings. Her career has included direct code enforcement, 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 holds a Master of Architecture and Master of Social Work from Washington University in St Louis.