Energy Code Champion - Maire Claire Voorhees
BCAP is proud to announce Maire Claire Voorhees as this quarter’s BCAP Energy Code Champion. Maire Claire has worked very hard over the last year on New Mexico’s compliance with national model energy codes.
Maire Claire joined served as New Mexico’s Regulation and Licensing Department’s Green Building Coordinator under the Office of the Superintendent in 2011. She has recently become the Administrative Manager for Construction Industries Division in early January 2012.
As the Green Building Coordinator, Maire was instrumental in supporting the state’s energy code adoption and implementation activities. With considerable effort, Maire Claire organized an unparalleled seventeen statewide NMECC training program and created code books that included the state enhancements. Not only did the events reach an increased amount of building and code professionals from previous years, but all of it was completed in a very cost-effective manner. Maire also developed a New Mexico climate zone specific checklist for NMECC compliance, plan review and inspection. Additionally, she won funding to develop and print integrated code books that included both the IECC and the New Mexico amendments along with developing and building the web interface for compliance verification.
Maire has served as a valuable state partner in BCAP’s Compliance Planning Assistance Project, effectively coordinating with cities and construction professionals, as well as state government colleagues through several agencies to see the program from its inception to completion.
Before working in the Office of the Superintendent, Maire Claire served as a Policy Analyst for the New Mexico Legislation for three legislative sessions and two legislative sessions as a Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Advocate for the New Mexico Coalition for Clean Affordable Energy while earning her Master of Environmental Studies and Sustainable Community Development at Prescott College. Above all, Maire Claire’s seemingly limitless energy and passion are invaluable assets to the energy code community and BCAP would like to recognize all of her accomplishments and contributions.