Shanta Tucker Recipient of the Practitioners Award

While attending this year’s SimBuild Conference in Salt Lake City, Associate Director, Shanta Tucker, was presented with the Practitioners Award by IBPSA-USA in recognition of her superior work in the field of energy modeling. She served on the board of directors for IBPSA-USA for the past 6 years, which included positions of secretary, vice president and president of the society from 2013-2014. Currently, she is helping the organization with the Building Simulation 2017 conference.

Shanta is a leader in the design and engineering of HVAC systems, as well as modeling and analysis techniques for optimizing the energy efficiency of building envelopes, and mechanical systems and electrical systems. She has worked on a variety of university, commercial, cultural, and institutional buildings, providing her energy expertise notably to the New York City’s first LEEDv4 certified project, LEED Platinum targeted São Paulo Corporate Towers, the LEED Platinum Kroon Hall at Yale University, and several high-rise and mixed-use projects throughout the United States and Europe.

She is a LEED-Accredited Professional and is a registered Professional Engineer in the State of California. She has studied at the Center for Energy Studies at the Ecole des Mines in Paris, holds a B.S. in Architectural Engineering from the University of Colorado. Shanta recently chaired the ASHRAE Certification committee and served on the ASHRAE sub-committee to create and write the new Building Energy Modeling Professional (BEMP) certification exam. Her professional affiliations include ASHRAE, ASHRAE-NY, the USGBC and IBPSA-USA.