Our capacity is just right.
Jessica RennerProject Manager | Senior Energy Analyst
Jessica is what you would call a total powerhouse. She went to UNO/UNL for Architectural Engineering, but that’s just the beginning. By day, Jess performs energy analysis; by night, you can catch her jammin’ with her (Omaha Entertainment Award nominated) band Edge of Arbor. You’d never guess that she’s a total gearhead, and used to help her dad build stock cars. Rock on!
Jessica Renner, PE, BEMP, a senior engineer and project manager at ENERGY STUDIO, is a registered mechanical engineer and is certified ASHRAE building energy modeling professional (BEMP). Previously, she was a mechanical systems designer at a multinational full-service design firm, where she specialized in energy efficient design for commercial buildings, including education, healthcare, and office buildings.
Jessica is passionate about integrated process design and leads the firm’s early phase analysis efforts by facilitating integrated process charrettes and providing clients with early-phase energy and daylight analysis. Building upon her extensive experience as a GBCI LEED Reviewer, she is ENERGY STUDIO’s LEED expert and understands the subtle differences between the LEED-NC, LEED-CS, and LEED-CI rating systems. Her experience has also informed ENERGY STUDIO’s QA/QC process and has resulted in several projects being awarded LEED points for energy efficiency during the first round of GBCI review.
As a current ASHRAE Society Nominating Committee member, Jessica selects candidates for the Society-level officers and board of directors election slate. This committee reports directly to the ASHRAE membership.
Bachelor of Science | 2006
Mechanical Systems/Acoustics Concentration
University of Nebraska
Master of Architectural Engineering | 2007
University of Nebraska
Professional Engineer | 2012 | NE
ASHRAE Building Energy Modeling Professional (BEMP) | 2019
USGBC, LEED Accredited Professional BD+C | 2007
ASHRAE Society: Nominating Committee | 2022-present
ASHRAE Regional: Vice-Chair of Young Engineers in ASHRAE (YEA) | 2019-2022 Vice-Chair of Government Affairs | 2017-2019
ASHRAE Nebraska Chapter: Board of Directors | 2013-2017
Engineering Systems Top 20 Women to Watch in HVAC | 2020
Selected Speaking and Publishing
ASHRAE Summer Conference, “What YEA Members are Looking for in Company Culture,” June 2020.
ASHRAE Winter Conference, “ASHRAE Conference Crash Course,” February 2020.
ASHRAE – Nebraska CEU Day Seminar, “The Energy Modeling Game,” November 2019.
ASHRAE – Nebraska Chapter Meeting, “Introduction to Nebraska’s New Energy Code,” September 2019.
Architectural Engineering Institute (AEI)/ASHRAE Expo, “LEEDv4 Engineering Credits: Going Beyond the Energy Model and Ventilation Calculations,” 2014.
Nebraska AIA Conference, “Design Guide for Energy Savings Beyond ASHRAE Standard 90.1”, a presentation based on graduate thesis research, 2007.