Thomas Phoenix is a Principal with CPL Architects & Engineers in their office in Greensboro, NC (formerly Moser Mayer Phoenix Associates). He has a B.S. degree in engineering from NC State University. He is a Registered Professional Engineer in North Carolina and six other states and has more than 35 years of experience in the design, operation and maintenance of building mechanical and energy systems in commercial, educational, government, and medical office facilities.
Phoenix has been an active member of the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) since 1982, and was elevated to the grade of Fellow in 2011. He is an ASHRAE Presidential Member, having served as Society President in 2014-15. He served on ASHRAE's Board of Directors for 11 years and has chaired the Publishing and Education Council and numerous ASHRAE committees. Phoenix is also an ASHRAE Certified Building Energy Modeling Professional (BEMP), and a Certified Building Energy Assessment Professional (BEAP). He is an ASHRAE Distinguished Lecturer and is a Trustee of the ASHRAE Foundation.
Phoenix currently serves as Chair of the Advanced Energy Design Guides Steering Committee, which is composed of representatives from ASHRAE, the American Institute of Architects (AIA), the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America (IES), and the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). He also serves on the Board of Directors with the National Institute of Building Sciences.
Phoenix is active in his local community. He is a graduate of Leadership Greensboro, a member of the Leadership Greensboro Alumni Association and a past member of the Board of Trustees for the Greensboro Children's Museum. He is a Charter Member and Past President of the Gate City Rotary Club. He served as a Committee Chairman for the Jimmy V Celebrity Golf Classic for Cancer Research for 19 years and was a leader with local Boy Scouts of America Troop 101. He is married to the former Rebecca Champion, and he and Becky have two children.