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Amanda BognerFounder | President
Amanda, founder and president, went to KU for Architectural Engineering (Rock Chalk Jayhawk) and believes beautiful architecture is inherently sustainable. Her passion is to make beautiful buildings energy efficient too. When the weather cooperates, you can find her cycling or cross country skiing.
Amanda is a registered mechanical engineer and is a certified ASHRAE building energy modeling professional (BEMP). Passionate about architecture and sustainability, she is responsible for providing her clients meaningful energy modeling analysis.
She has extensive experience in energy analysis and possesses an extremely strong understanding of energy codes, energy modeling procedures, and the LEED certification process. Her representative project list highlights her ability to work on highly complex projects. Since founding ENERGY STUDIO in 2010, she has provided energy analysis services for over 60 million gross square feet of built space.
From April 2011 to April 2016, Amanda served on the USGBC’s Energy & Atmosphere Technical Advisor Group (TAG) where she advised and made recommendations on the direction of the LEED Rating System as it relates to LEEDv4 and the energy and atmosphere credit category. She currently is an elected official on the Omaha Public Power District board of directors where she is responsible for developing policies that are leading to a net-zero carbon future for the Omaha community.
Bachelor of Science | 2002
Mechanical Systems Concentration
University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS
Professional Engineer | 2004 | CA | 33084
Professional Engineer | 2008 | DC | 904886
Professional Engineer | 2012 | MI | 59768
Professional Engineer | 2012 | MO | 2012005378
Professional Engineer | 2012 | NE | E-14047
Professional Engineer | 2014 | WI | 43729-6
ASHRAE Building Energy Modeling Professional (BEMP) | 2012
ASHRAE Distinguished Lecturer | 2023
GBCI, LEED Project Reviewer | 2012
USGBC, LEED Accredited Professional BD+C | 2002
Member of ASHRAE, since 1997
USGBC Nebraska Flatwater Chapter, Founder | 2004
USGBC Nebraska Flatwater Board of Directors: Chair | 2005 Treasurer | 2006
Selected Speaking and Publishing
A’22, The AIA Conference on Architecture, “Getting to Net-Zero Energy Before the RFP,” June 2022.
ASHRAE – Nebraska CEU Day Seminar, “The Energy Modeling Game,” November 2019.
Society of College and University Planners (SCUP) North Central Regional Conference, “Go Fast, Go Slow: Planning Early for Zero Net Energy,” October 2019.
National Net Zero Energy Forum, “Getting to ZNE Before the RFP,” Plenary speaker, April 2018.
LEED Energy Modeling with eQuest Course Developer and Instructor, The Energy Center of Wisconsin University (one –day course)
AE 8050 Sustainable Building Design Course Instructor, Fall 2009 & 2010, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Architectural Engineering Department
Energy Modeling for High Performance Buildings Course Instructor, Fall 2009, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Department of Engineering Professional Development (two-day course)
AE 8150 Building Energy Simulation and Performance Contracting Course Instructor, Spring 2009, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Architectural Engineering Department
Energy Modeling Seminar, 2008, USGBC Nebraska Flatwater Chapter, Lincoln and Omaha, NE (two-day course)
The Renaissance of Green Culture, 2006, Mountain-Plains Museums Association Annual Conference, Taos, NM
Why is LEED Construction Important to You?, 2005, Design-Build Institute of America Regional Conference, Kansas City, KS
Our Road to Gold: Ten Tough Lessons Learned at the National Park Service Regional Headquarters Building, 2005, Greening the Heartland Conference, Chicago, IL
Sustainable Indoor Air Quality Strategies – International Facilities Management Association Journal (September/October 2004)