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Blake Herrschaft

Former Consultant (Buildings)


Blake Herrschaft, PE, is a Consultant within RMI’s Building’s Practice and has 6 years of experience in project management, integrated sustainable design consulting, whole building energy simulation, HVAC design and controls, water efficiency, and design and analysis for renewable energy systems.


At RMI, Blake uses his background in passive design, high-efficiency HVAC design, water savings strategies and renewable energy systems design to help influence high efficiency new and retrofit projects; including the National Museum for African American History & Culture slated to open at the Smithsonian in 2015.

Before joining RMI, Blake acted as the Director of Sustainable Design at one of the largest building M/P design firms in the San Diego area. His work there focused primarily on passive and high efficiency design of new and existing buildings in the region which hosts an ideal climate for natural ventilation and requires a specific focus on water efficiency due to the lack of annual rainfall.

Prior to that, Blake worked with WSP group in Sydney, Australia as an Ecologically Sustainable Design consultant working on some of the most progressive projects in the country including the new 6-star Greenstar (Platinum equivalent) Macquarie Bank headquarters on the Sydney harbor.

Another highlight of Blake’s career is the High Tech High Chula Vista campus, which earned an AIA Top Ten Green Projects award in 2011.


  • Bachelors of Architectural Engineering, the Pennsylvania State University, 2006.


  • Professional Engineer - Mechanical, State of California, 2010
  • U.S. Green Building Council, LEED® Accredited Professional

Professional Affiliations

  • American Society of Heating, Refrigeration, and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE)
  • U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC)
  • San Diego Regional Electric Vehicles Working Group (REVI)
  • Australian Solar Cooling Interest Group (ausSCIG)
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