2014 40 Under 40: Christopher Reeves, PE, LEED AP, CEM, 35

Principal, Mechanical Engineer, CMTA Consulting Engineers, Lexington, Ky.


Christopher ReevesChristopher Reeves, PE, LEED AP, CEM, 35
Principal, Mechanical Engineer, CMTA Consulting Engineers, Lexington, Ky.
University of Kentucky, BS Mechanical Engineering

Christopher Reeves spent the majority of his young adult life in school or working in the construction industry where he learned several skills, from landscaping to cabinet building and installation. Because of these early life experiences, Reeves works diligently as project manager at CMTA Consulting Engineers to make sure he is involved in the construction process from start to finish. His mechanical engineering designs focus on creating high-performance, energy-efficient buildings like the mechanical, electrical, and plumbing (MEP) design strategy he used for the University of Kentucky Marksbury building. Reeves designed an operational system that used a heat recovery chiller to capture waste heat and redirect the energy throughout the building. Thanks to this design, the Marksbury building uses 50% less energy than the ASHRAE 90.1-2010 baseline and is the University of Kentucky’s first U.S. Green Building Council LEED Gold building. In 2013, Reeves transitioned to manager of the mechanical engineering department for CMTA’s Lexington office. Throughout his experience, Reeves has developed an extensive understanding of critical environment design with his work in health care, educational, and research facilities. He currently focuses his volunteer work on guiding young college students in their engineering career goals, and also takes the time to lead clients on tours of high-performance buildings to demonstrate what can be done to improve building design. Out of the office, Reeves spends time with his three active boys by taking them hiking, camping, or on short walks at a local park. Reeves and his wife are constantly looking for the next home improvement project and always searching for new ways to improve their Kentucky home. 

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