Terra Meierdierck, MAT, is the Outreach Program Manager for the Center for Building Knowledge at the New Jersey Institute of Technology. At the Center, Terra worked with a team to develop the Certificate of Proficiency in Benchmarking: a national benchmarking training and credentialing program, as part of the USDOE’s Consortium for Building Energy Innovation (CBEI), and the Certificate of Proficiency in the Asset Score Tool – a US Department of Energy tool for evaluating the physical and structural energy efficiency of a building. She previously worked to develop online training for building commissioning, energy auditing, retro commissioning and weatherization of residential properties. Currently, Terra is working on developing a national training program focused on Microgrids – planning, financing and procurement, sponsored by the US Department of Energy.
Prior to working at CBK, Terra was the Program Manager of NJHEPS, a New Jersey based not-for-profit that focuses on sustainability in higher education. At NJHEPS Terra worked to develop 25 campus energy master plans funded by the NJBPU, identifying energy efficiency, renewable energy and cogeneration opportunities at the campuses.
Terra has worked in the commercial, institutional and residential sectors, and as a not-for-profit, supporting energy efficiency, resource conservation and education for sustainability projects. Ms. Meierdierck holds a B.A. in Creative Writing and Literature and a Master’s degree from Fairleigh Dickinson University in the Art of Teaching.