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Phil Keuhn



Phil Keuhn is a Manager at RMI, working in the buildings practice. Phil joined RMI in August 2013.


Phil brings more than a decade of industry experience including energy auditing, retro-commissioning, energy modeling, and HVAC design to the buildings practice. Previous to RMI, Phil worked at Sieben Energy Associates in Chicago as a senior engineer and Director of Energy Efficiency. During this time, Phil had the privilege of working on many of Chicago’s high-rise buildings and large commercial facilities including the 4.2 million square foot Merchandise Mart and O’Hare International Airport.

Prior to moving into the building industry, Phil's career experiences included precision machining and micro-machining, project management, trade show exhibit sustainability, auto collision repair, classes in TIG welding, and becoming a licensed EMT.


  • Bachelor of Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, University of Missouri ‐ Columbia, 2001


  • U.S. Green Building Council, LEED® AP Operations + Maintenance
  • Association of Energy Engineers, Certified Energy Manager®

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • U.S. Green Building Council, LEED® AP Operations + Maintenance
  • Association of Energy Engineer, Certified Energy Manager®

Select Publications & Presentations

  • “How Do You Measure Success When the Goalposts Keep Moving? Normalizing Energy Consumption over Time”, 2013 Chicago Committee on High Rise Buildings Spring Seminar, June 2013, Speaker.
  • “Energy Conservation through Ongoing Commissioning”, Dr. Yogesh Mardikar & Philip Keuhn, Energy Engineering Journal of the AEE, Volume 110 Number 3, 2013.
  • “The Energy Doctor is In”, Jerry Burin & Phil Keuhn, Facility Management Journal, November/December 2012.
  • ASHRAE Illinois Chapter Engineering Excellence Technology Awards, 2011 & 2012.
  • “EMP Energy Management Guideline”, AABC Commissioning Group, 2012, Contributor.
  • “Sustainable Operations in Healthcare: an Energy Management Program”, Metropolitan Chicago Healthcare Council website, Todd Edwards & Phil Keuhn, 2010, White Paper.
  • Zirnhelt H., Bridgeland, B., and Keuhn, P. (2015): Energy Savings from Window Shades. Prepared for Hunter Douglas by Rocky Mountain Institute.
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