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Teresa Rainey, PE, LEED Fellow

Director of Engineering

Senior Principal

Teresa’s passion for delivering projects that not only advance the client’s mission but exceed high-performance goals has made her a champion for creative, integrated building system solutions. To further drive building performance, she partners with research institutions to provide industry guidance on emerging, next-generation technologies and holds a US patent for a high-performance enclosure.   
 
As a LEED Fellow, Teresa has extensive experience with achieving LEED certification, notably for atypical buildings such as data centers, historic structures, museums, and federal prison complexes. She brings to this role over 25 years of mechanical engineering experience on government, higher education, and science and technology projects.
 
Teresa is active in the engineering industry, including ASHRAE 189.1 Standard for the Design of High-Performance Green Buildings, and is Industry Advisor to the Department of Energy and National Institute of Building Sciences. She has served on the EcoDistricts Protocol Advisory Committee and Center for the Built Environment Industry Advisory Panel, and is currently a GSA Design Excellence Peer. Teresa frequently presents on the topic of sustainability and high-performance design and has been an adjunct faculty/guest lecturer at Northeastern University, Catholic University, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and the Pratt Institute.
 

Publications

Director of Engineering Teresa Rainey speaks to the improvement of indoor air environments as colleges and universities discuss bringing students back for the fall 2020 semester in Education Dive.

With everchanging guidelines and mandates, how will back-to-work actually work? Learn how the EYP Rapid Response team positioned our DC office for a successful return to the office. More

A virtual room full of healthcare design and construction experts discuss the challenges of surges, safety, sterilization, and more in a roundtable on COVID-19’s impact. More

Learn how selecting the proper HVAC filter can improve the indoor air quality of your home and office workplaces. More

Design Intelligence magazine features an article by EYP's Leigh Stringer and Teresa Rainey exploring how the built environment can support a healthy workforce.