Alejandra Menchaca

Alejandra is a Vice President in the Sustainability practice at Thornton Tomasetti, where she leverages her backgrounds in mechanical engineering and building science to provide project teams with advanced sustainable design knowledge as well as energy modeling and occupant comfort expertise. She leads the firm's research efforts, which are aimed at gaining a deeper understanding of the impact unique technologies and design strategies have on a building's performance. Alejandra is a voting member of ASHRAE Standard Project Committee 62, a member of the USGBC Environmental Quality Technical Advisory Group, and a Technical Committee member of the IBPSA Boston Chapter. She holds a Ph.D in Mechanical Engineering from MIT with a focus on Building Technologies, and has lectured at the Harvard Graduate School of Design.