Jaros Baum & Bolles (JB&B) has tapped Stephen Keppler as its director of infrastructure. Keppler comes to JB&B from Resource Energy, where he served as the company’s Director of Sustainability. He brings over 30 years of experience in programmatic, technical and financial project development and will play a critical role in expanding and refining JB&B’s infrastructure practice.
Throughout his career as an energy, environmental and design-build professional, Keppler has worked alongside commercial and institutional real estate stakeholders, developers, design teams, portfolio managers, property and facility managers, energy service companies, tenants, HVAC professionals and maintenance industry groups. This will enable him to optimize coordination across JB&B’s other key existing building market sector practices and specialty services, including energy modeling, deep carbon reduction and field services, including commissioning, property assessments and MEP logistics.
Keppler has served as the LEED program director with the U.S. Green Building Council, senior consultant with ICF to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for the Energy Star Building Label and Real Estate Management Ally Partnership programs, and as a fellow with the DOE/FEMP supporting the Better Buildings Data Center Challenge. He also owned a sustainability/energy modeling/commissioning consulting firm for 12 years.
“Stephen Keppler is that rare professional who can say he has truly made an impact on infrastructure on a national and even global scale,” said Walter Mehl, a Managing Partner of JB&B. “Throughout his career, he has worked closely with a myriad of organization types and both learned from and imparted to them his own unique knowledge and understanding of the field. In doing so, he has attained a level of expertise and industry wisdom that make him an invaluable asset to our firm going forward. Stephen’s well-rounded background and unmatched hands-on experience will help JB&B optimize its efforts across all sectors and streamline efficiency in exciting ways.”
He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in environmental science from New England College, is a LEED Accredited Professional, an AEE Certified Building Commissioning Professional, and was previously a board member of the Design-Build Institute of America’s Maryland Chapter.