Kristin Berg studied at the University of Alberta, earning a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, Co-operative program (‘02). Kristin has worked in robotics and automation in the manufacturing sector, has designed mechanical systems for buildings, and has completed more than 500 residential energy efficiency audits. As a policy analyst, she worked for more than seven years in the field of energy efficiency and renewable energy where she was deeply involved in energy baseline studies and the technical and economic analysis of wind, solar and biomass technologies for community energy planning purposes. She also assisted on numerous research projects for clients and stakeholders aimed at identifying best practices and effective policies that can help maximize energy efficiency and the use of renewable energy. She appreciates the emphasis that the IRC places on sustainability in construction.
Kristin also completed a Masters in Professional Communication through Royal Roads University (‘09) where she studied both fundamental and advanced concepts related to human communication and interaction, and how information exchange and knowledge management is fundamental to the operation of organizations.
Kristin provides writing support to the students and post-doctoral fellows in the IRC research group, and also assists in research dissemination and grant applications and reporting. Her key duties include editing journal manuscripts and dissertations for publication, contributing to grant applications, presentations, and formal reports on the research activities of the IRC, and assisting with the organization of meetings, workshops, and events which raise the profile of the IRC in the community and industry.