2017 40 Under 40: Christine Keltner (Gries), PE, LEED AP; 28

Staff Mechanical Engineer, Kerr-Greulich Engineers Inc.


Christine Keltner (Gries), PE, LEED AP; 28

Staff Mechanical Engineer, Kerr-Greulich Engineers Inc., Louisville, Ky.

BS Mechanical Engineering, Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green

Christine Keltner (Gries), PE, LEED AP; 28

Even before graduation in 2011, Keltner began working at Kerr-Greulich Engineers Inc. (KGEI) in Louisville, Ky., as an intern. After excelling in her role as an entry-level engineer, she is now a staff fire protection/mechanical engineer. She has achieved dual licensure in HVAC/refrigeration and fire protection. She has the ability to create strong and trusting relationships. She possesses strong leadership skills and is a resource of knowledge that her peers trust tapping into. Her colleagues describe her as passionate, methodical, solution-seeking, focused, and social. She has worked on each of the three design teams at KGEI: health care, education, and commercial; each gaining her new experience and strengthening her technical skills. Keltner was married in November 2016, providing her with the opportunity to move to Bowling Green, Ky., and telecommute with KGEI. She had the foresight to make this happen by preparing a business plan, which she proposed to the president of the company. This allowed KGEI the opportunity to open a satellite office. Keltner volunteers with the Louisville chapter of ASHRAE where she is chapter president, having worked her way through several positions prior to this.  She also volunteers with the Bowling Green/Warren County Habitat for Humanity. She became a Certified Passive House Consultant to assist this organization in designing and building its first passive house. In her time outside of work, Keltner enjoys taking on various projects at home. Some of her biggest projects include remodeling her kitchen and bathroom, adding a laundry room, and installing new flooring in the home she owned before she was married.

Product of the Year
Consulting-Specifying Engineer's Product of the Year (POY) contest is the premier award for new products in the HVAC, fire, electrical, and...
40 Under Forty: Get Recognized
Consulting-Specifying Engineer magazine is dedicated to encouraging and recognizing the most talented young individuals...
MEP Giants Program
The MEP Giants program lists the top mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and fire protection engineering firms in the United States.
November 2018
Emergency power requirements, salary survey results, lighting controls, fire pumps, healthcare facilities, and more
October 2018
Approaches to building engineering, 2018 Commissioning Giants, integrated project delivery, improving construction efficiency, an IPD primer, collaborative projects, NFPA 13 sprinkler systems.
September 2018
Power boiler control, Product of the Year, power generation,and integration and interoperability
Data Centers: Impacts of Climate and Cooling Technology
This course focuses on climate analysis, appropriateness of cooling system selection, and combining cooling systems.
Safety First: Arc Flash 101
This course will help identify and reveal electrical hazards and identify the solutions to implementing and maintaining a safe work environment.
Critical Power: Hospital Electrical Systems
This course explains how maintaining power and communication systems through emergency power-generation systems is critical.
Data Center Design
Data centers, data closets, edge and cloud computing, co-location facilities, and similar topics are among the fastest-changing in the industry.
click me