Renée Azerbegi, President of Ambient Energy, based in Denver and San Francisco, has fifteen years of experience specializing in energy modeling, green building rating systems, life cycle costing, renewable energy, and mechanical design. Ms. Azerbegi’s current focus is on managing Ambient Energy’s California office, managing the commissioning team, and managing projects including the Denver Museum of Nature and Science Expansion, the GSA’S Cesar Chavez Modernization project, and the office’s LEED-EBOM projects. Prior to starting Ambient Energy, Ms. Azerbegi’s held positions at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, ENSAR Group, and RMH Group. She has a Master of Science in Building Systems Engineering from the University of Colorado at Boulder, where she quantified both the economic and environmental impacts of LEED for her Master's Thesis (2000), and a Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Science and Geography from the University of California at Berkeley (1997). Ms. Azerbegi’s voluntary commitments to the green building industry currently include Chair of the Awards Committee for the Colorado Renewable Energy Society, Co-Chair of the Energy Efficiency Building Coalition Energy Modeling Committee, and new co-chair of the International Facility Management Association’s Sustainability Committee. Ms. Azerbegi is also former president of the Colorado Renewable Energy Society (2004) and former board member of the Colorado Chapter of the US Green Building Council (2005). Ambient Energy is a third-party consulting firm specializing in high quality energy, commissioning and sustainable design solutions for the new and existing commercial building market.