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Coreina Chan



Coreina is a manager within RMI’s Buildings Practice, currently focused on accelerating deep energy-saving retrofits in the nation’s existing commercial building portfolio sector. She has helped design teams in a wide range of project types to establish efficiency and design goals, and to ensure effective, integrated design processes. Coreina joined RMI in 2007. She is a key contributor to RMI’s 2012 Portfolio Energy Retrofit Challenge, which partners the Institute with leading building portfolio owners (like AT&T) and applies RMI’s deep energy retrofit process to define energy saving opportunities and cost effective retrofit strategies at the portfolio scale.

Coreina specializes in facilitating design and industry charrettes, with technical areas of concentration in daylighting, water conservation, and life-cycle cost analysis. She is passionate about improving communication towards the achievement of aggressive sustainability goals. Coreina has planned and facilitated over 20 innovation workshops for building projects, each bringing together between 15-40 multi-disciplined stakeholders to set building performance goals and identify viable design strategies.

Recent Speaking Engagements

A Good Story, Advanced Facilities Management and Engineering Conference, Denver 2012.

Unlocking Energy Efficiency in Existing Buildings, World Renewable Energy Forum, Denver 2012

Energy Efficiency Value Chain and Ecosystem, Colorado Cleantech Fellows Institute Curriculum, 2012.

Recent Publications

Indiana Jones and the Great Portfolio Challenge, RMI Outlet blog, 2012 

Advanced Energy Retrofit Guides for Grocery Stores (NREL, 2012), K-12 (publication pending), and Healthcare Facilities (NREL, publication pending). 

Building Energy Modeling Innovation Summit: Purpose and Outcomes, IBPSA Building Simulation Conference, 2011


Prior to joining RMI, Coreina was a securities trader for six years, specializing in commodities-based stocks.


Bachelor of Arts – Architecture, Yale University, 1997

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