Richard C. Yancey, AIA, LEED AP, is the founding Director of the Building Energy Exchange, Inc. (BEEx), an independent, nonprofit organization that connects the New York real estate and design communities to energy and lighting efficiency solutions through education, exhibitions, technology demonstrations, and research. BEEx identifies opportunities, navigates barriers to adoption, broker’s relationships, and showcases best practices at their resource center in downtown Manhattan.
The work of BEEx and Richard have been featured widely, including: the Wall Street Journal, Crain’s New York Business, Capital New York, Time Warner News NY1. Richard has been listed as one of the Top Ten New York Energy Entrepreneurs (2015), and Top Ten Cleantech Leaders of New York (2013), by Breaking Energy.
Prior to leading BEEx, Richard has over twenty years of experience as an practicing architect, including as a Principal of Weinstein A|U Architects + Urban Designs, in Seattle, for 11 years, before returning to his native New York, in 2005, to join Beyer Blinder Belle Architects & Planners. An early-adopter of sustainable design, Richard has led a diverse array of project types, including institutional, commercial, and both single and multi-family residential, campus planning, and transit-oriented developments, including a 1.2 million SF mixed-use development in Norwalk, CT.
As an educator, Richard has lectured and published on architecture, design and sustainability, and has been invited to sit on several advisory committees, including the the New York City Mayor’s Climate Action Plan Technical Working Group, New York City Mayor’s Carbon Challenge; University of Washington Professional Advisory Council and Urban Green Council’s (USGBC-NYC) Green Professionals Building Skills advisory group.
Richard received his Master of Architecture from Harvard University's Graduate School of Design.