Brian Turner, PE, CEM, LEED AP BD+C, has been tapped to lead Clark Nexsen’s newly created Building Science Practice. Formerly the mechanical department head in the firm’s Virginia Beach office, Brian was key to establishing building science as an internal resource and looks forward to how formalizing it as a practice will elevate its impact.
“I’ve always been passionate about how we can design buildings that are better for our clients and better for our environment. Building science is a big part of that – doing the research, the modeling, and developing the data that will help us achieve sustainable outcomes,” comments Brian. “I’m excited about the opportunities that lie ahead.”
Terri Hall, President of Clark Nexsen, notes that Brian has long distinguished himself as a leader in the firm and in the area of sustainability, “Brian has been a sustainable design advocate for a long time, challenging our teams to do more or look for innovative solutions to reduce carbon emissions on each project. I’m excited to see how he’ll push us forward as our Building Science Practice Leader and am confident that his leadership will help us achieve big goals.”
As the Building Science Practice Leader, Brian expects to focus on expanding the resources his team is able to provide. In addition to meeting market demand for energy efficient buildings, Clark Nexsen has committed to multiple industry challenges focused on reducing carbon emissions, including the AIA 2030, MEP 2040, and SE 2050 Commitments.
Brian comes to this role with 23 years of experience as a professional mechanical engineer, including a specialization in green building design for commercial, federal, and institutional clients. He has been a regular presenter on energy modeling and the integrated design process and holds a Master of Engineering in Sustainable Energy Engineering from the University of Maryland and a Bachelor of Science in Biomedical and Mechanical Engineering from Duke University.