Kathryn Eggers is the benchmarking program lead at Elevate Energy, a mission based organization that designs and implements programs that help people do more with less energy. In this role she works to increase transparency and raise awareness of building energy use through implementation of the Chicago Energy Benchmarking Ordinance and similar initiatives throughout the country.
During her 7 years at Elevate Energy she also served as project lead for Energy Impact Illinois, a resource to help homeowners lower their bills and improve the comfort and value of their home through simple upgrades with our network of trusted contractors, as research director for Focus on Energy, Wisconsin’s statewide energy efficiency and renewable resource program, while also supporting the dynamic pricing and multifamily buildings program among other initiatives. Ms. Eggers regularly represents Elevate Energy at community meetings and conferences, including multiple webinars for the U.S. DOE Better Buildings Residential Network and two Greenbuild panels.
Prior to joining Elevate Energy she worked as an environmental educator, including one season as a park ranger at Arches National Park and several years as an educator at two Chicago museums. Ms. Eggers has a Master of Environmental Management (MEM) with a concentration in Energy and Environment from Duke University and a Bachelor of Science (BS) from the University of Wisconsin – Madison.