Associate Principal | Director of Energy Services
P.E., LEED AP BD+C, BEMP, HBDP
Andi Burnham is passionate about real-world building performance. She loves that her role as an energy analyst in Rushing’s Energy Services group allows her to participate in an integrated design process, working with architects, mechanical, electrical, and plumbing engineers, lighting designers, sustainability consultant, and commissioning agents to find pragmatic and optimized solutions for each project’s goals. She has experience building energy models of existing facilities calibrated to utility bills, giving her a fascinating window into the (sometimes wide) gap between design modeling and actual building operation; this helps inform her practical approach to consulting.
Andi thinks that codes and policy are a necessary part of the solution to mitigating climate change and has started to get involved with developing state legislation and local energy codes.
When she’s not thinking about ways building design and operation can reduce greenhouse gas emissions, she can be found cooking, reading, or playing with her dog. Andi also enjoys mountain biking and being outside, looking up to check out birds, seaplanes, or the stars, depending on the time of day and location. She has a B.S.E. in mechanical engineering from Arizona State University and enjoys the desert as much as the lush, mossy forests of the Pacific Northwest.