Kelly is a Technical Policy Director in the Standards and Regulations Group for Signify. She leads building code activities for the Americas, advising business groups, market teams, and researchers on implications for products and systems from pre-development through installation, and is involved with key organizations relevant to building efficiency and sustainability. She leads the Outcome-Based Code Initiative of the California Energy Alliance (CEA), a broad stakeholder group committed to smart, sustainable energy use within the built environment and is the 2019 recipient of the CEA Joule Award for Outstanding Contributions in Technical Initiatives.
Since 2017, Kelly has served as Lighting Subcommittee Chair for ASHRAE/IES Standard 90.1, the national model energy code for commercial buildings. She represents IES as a member of the U.S. Technical Advisory Group to ISO/TC 205 Building Environment and is Past President of the New York City Section of IES and a recipient of the Section Service Award. She has worked in lighting and energy efficiency in the U.S. for nearly twenty years and has held positions in lighting applications research, engineering, regional sales management, graduate lighting education, and lighting and energy efficiency consulting. Kelly holds M.S. Lighting and B.S. Building Sciences degrees from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in New York. She is a LEED Accredited Professional, Lighting Certified by the NCQLP, and a member of ASHRAE.