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Annie Koch

PE, Project Manager

Annie Koch is Energy Studio’s resident world traveler. She isn’t your average tourist, though; Annie spent a year studying abroad in Germany (where she took engineering classes in German – autsch!) and taught English in Thailand for another. She loves learning about people and experiencing different ways of life, and has the heavily stamped passport to prove it.


Annie is also passionate about her work in Zero Net Energy projects, and believes it’s the direction we all need to be moving in. Her unique background gives her not only the ability to understand ZNE design, but also the teaching and public speaking skills necessary to explain it to others and guide them toward solutions. Annie appreciates the daily challenges and learning opportunities of her work, and takes satisfaction in knowing that her efforts are part of a bigger movement toward global sustainability.

Originally from the Milwaukee area, Annie currently lives in Chicago with her husband and two daughters. She’s proud of her work-life balance and enjoys going for bike rides and taking trips to the zoo with her family. Annie is also an art lover and enjoys painting alongside her daughters in their home arts and crafts studio. 



Master of Science, Built Environment 

Arizona State University 


Bachelor of Science, Engineering Mechanics 

University of Wisconsin – Madison 


Certificate, International Engineering 

University of Wisconsin – Madison 



Professional Engineer / NCEES

LEED Accredited Professional O+M

LEED Accredited Professional BD+C


Selected Speaking and Publishing

AESP 2021 Annual Conference, Presenter, 1/2021 

Greenbuild, Presenter on “ZNE Program Optimization: Decarbonizing the Midwest Market,”  11/2020 

The Midwest is ZNE-Ready, Whitepaper, ACEEE 2020 Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in  Buildings, Author, 8/2020 

NV Energy, Life-Cycle Cost Analysis Training, Instructor, 11/2019 and 8/2020 

American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE), Energy Efficiency as a Resource  (EER) Conference, Presenter on “The Midwest is ZNE-Ready,” 10/2019 

Zero Net Energy Guidebook, Consumers Energy, Co-Author, 9/2019  

Clear Skies, Full Pockets, Can’t Lose: Utility & Zero Energy, Whitepaper, ACEEE 2018 Summer  Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings, Presenter and Co-Author, 8/2018 

Balancing Zero, Whitepaper, ACEEE 2016 Summer Study, Presenter and Co-Author, 8/2018

San Diego Regional Climate Change Adaptation Roundtable, Whitepaper, Co-Author, 10/2015 

Great Lakes Renewable Energy Association, Reaching for Net Zero Conference, Presenter, 9/2019 

Arizona Public Service Electric Company, EnergyPlus and OpenStudio Training, Instructor, 7/2019

SDGBCE, “Path to 2020 ZNE Code Compliance,” Presenter, 9/2015 

Municipal Green Building Conference & Expo, “Sustainable Communities Program: Utilities  Teaming with Developers to Design Water and Energy Net Zero Communities,” Presenter, 4/2015 

Arizona Public Service Electric Company, eQUEST Training, Co-Instructor, 4/2015