2024 40 Under 40: Kenneth Griffin, BEMP, 38

Senior Building Analyst, Stantec; M.BS, University of Southern California

By Consulting-Specifying Engineer May 13, 2024

Griffin has been integral to informing the design of high-performance buildings in Asia, the Middle East and North America through his 15 years of building performance analysis. When he joined Stantec, Griffin established the Building Analytics services group, which he has led for the past eight years. The group’s focus includes energy modeling, parametric analysis, computational fluid dynamics and renewable energy. In this position, Griffin developed the Building Analytics service structure, energy modeling standardization, quality analysis and control process and onboarding procedures. This experience with building analytics and energy modeling has led Griffin to focus on holistic building optimization, net zero design and future climate analysis. Griffin has since developed a climate analysis tool for supertall buildings and worked with a colleague to develop a data center future climate sustainability plan focusing on improving power usage effectiveness. Griffin was Stantec’s first Energy+ECO group ambassador and is a part of the electrification, decarbonization and environmental, social and governance task force. Griffin is also a board member of the International Building Performance Simulation Association’s Chicago chapter (CHIBPSA) and is a member of ASHRAE and the Illinois Green Alliance. In 2019, Griffin and the CHIBPSA board developed the Dr. Ralph T. Muehleisen Scholarship Fund, which supports students interested in the field of building performance simulation. Outside of work, Griffin loves going on adventures with his wife and daughter. He is also an avid runner and loves to golf.