2022 Building Excellence Awards Judges
Senior Analyst at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Chrissi is a Senior Analyst at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. Her research is focused almost exclusively on residential buildings, where she leads PNNL's Research Dissemination portfolio including development and maintenance of the Building America Solution Center. Chrissi also supports projects focused on thermal enclosures, indoor air quality, and assessment of socio-demographics and equity. Chrissi has published studies outlining opportunities for embodied carbon and circular economy perspectives related to building technologies, and socio-demographic analysis of energy use in residential buildings. Chrissi has a BS in Business Economics, an MS in Urban Studies, and is currently a PhD candidate in Urban Studies at Portland State University.
John Peavey, P.E.
Director of Building Science at Home Innovation Research Labs
John Peavey is the Director of the Building Science Division for Home Innovation Research Labs. He leads a broad range of research projects for clients that include DOE, HUD, USDA FPL, NAHB, and various building product manufacturers to improve the performance, safety and affordability of housing. Research activities include performance assessments of new housing systems in the field, new construction technologies, best construction practices, universal design, National Green Building Standard, construction codes and standards development, energy efficiency, and field assessments of existing residential construction.
Aaron C. Smith
Chief Executive Officer at Energy & Environmental Building Alliance (EEBA)
Aaron Smith is the CEO of the Energy and Environmental Building Alliance (EEBA) which represents a community of over 50,000 builders and their stakeholders across North America who are truly the early adopters and innovators in driving sustainable transformation of the homebuilding industry. Aaron has over 25 years of experience in home construction, building products, sustainability, and non-profit board leadership. He has worked for companies including Kohler, Uponor and ASSA ABLOY as well as startups in Silicon Valley and his own building and remodeling company. Aaron previously served on non-profit Boards for Wolf Ridge Environmental Learning Center, Health Product Declaration Collaborative (HPDC), CT Sustainable Business Council, and co-founded the CT Collaborative – Living Building Challenge.