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Portrait of Stphanie Thomas-Rees.Stephanie Thomas-Rees
Research Architect
Buildings Research

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M.Sc., Architecture, Energy Efficient Design
Oxford Brookes University, Oxford, UK, 2001

B.Sc., Architecture
Clemson University, Clemson, SC, 1995

Research Focus:

Stephanie Thomas-Rees is a Research Architect in the Buildings Research Division at the Florida Solar Energy Center (FSEC), where she has been involved with high performance buildings research since 2001.  She currently is a member of the Building America Industrialized Housing Partnership, sponsored by the US Department of Energy, where she conducts research and provides technical assistance to the manufactured home building industry to improve the environmental performance.  She is a board member of the Florida Green Building Coalition and Green Home Certifying Agent.

Her past project involved the development and monitoring of an energy performance enhanced relocatable classroom which demonstrated energy savings of 30-50% in side by side comparisons.   Mrs. Rees is the co-author of Eco-House: A Design Strategy, which is in its 3rd Edition of printing. 

Before joining FSEC, Mrs. Rees worked for Columbia County, GA securing land for permanent preservation which included a landmark acquisition that protected one of the largest granite outcrops in the Eastern United States.  Mrs. Rees has also taught building science and environmental subjects at the University and has worked for private architectural firms as a project architect.