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Shanti Pless

Researcher V-Mechanical Engineering

Shanti.Pless@nrel.gov | 303-384-6365

Shanti joined the Commercial Building Research Group at NREL in 1999 with a focus on applied research and design processes for commercial building energy efficiency and building integrated renewable energy. This work has included facilitating numerous integrated design processes and energy modeling teams needed to realize cost-effective zero-energy commercial buildings. He isleading the development of the next round of Advanced Energy Design Guides and managing the Whole Buildings Systems Integration section of the group.

Shanti has written more than 50 journal articles, industry publications, guidebooks, and technical reports related to energy efficiency and zero-energy buildings, with frequent national keynote speaking experience at industry conferences such as Greenbuild, AIA, and ASHRAE. He was awarded an ASHRAE Technology Award in 2013 for NREL's large-scale zero-energy Research Support Facility.

Education

B.S. Mechanical Engineering, Alfred University