Thomas Chase – Project Manager, LEED BD+C + Homes, CPHC
Mr. Chase joined New Ecology, Inc. in 2014. At NEI he provides sustainable design guidance for new construction projects including LEED, Enterprise Green Communities, and ENERGY STAR certification. He has also developed a climate change resiliency assessment protocol and tool to complement NEI’s energy and water audit process and improve building performance and occupant health during and after extreme events. Prior to joining NE, he most recently served at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development where he assisted the Secretary’s Energy Policy staff in tracking multifamily building energy use nationwide, updated energy code adoption for the agency, organized green building technical assistance programs, and contributed to multiple HUD climate change resilience and sustainable community initiatives. Mr. Chase has a background in ecology and urban environmental management and design and holds Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Biology from Wesleyan University and a Master’s of Environmental Management from the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. He is a LEED BD+C AP and a CPHC (Certified Passive House Consultant).