Bruno lives by the belief that we are to endeavor with all our power to leave this world better than we found it. Taking a team-oriented and people-first approach, he focuses his enthusiasm on making this world better through the lense of energy and shelter. Bruno is not from Alaska but he got here as quickly as he could and joined CCHRC January 2011 after serving as the chief engineer for an Alaskan renewable energy firm. In his tenure as a research engineer at CCHRC, Bruno has been responsible for research and testing of building systems for ventilation, thermal, and moisture control properties in cold climates. He designs and analyzes building foundations on permafrost, building envelopes in cold climates, and heating and ventilation systems in rural Alaska. He is regularly involved in teaching classes, building and energy system consultations, and other outreach efforts to the general public, contractors, homeowners, engineers, architects, and inspectors.
As President, he is also responsible for working with the CEO, COO, and the board of directors to establish short and long-term goals, plans, and strategies. His responsibilities include overseeing the organization’s programs and services, working with staff to strengthen organization’s work culture and efficiency, and helping to establish private and public sector partnerships and relationships with CCHRC. Bruno is a dad, a husband, and has a dog. As a family, they laugh, cry, dance, and play music (usually some combination of mandolin, guitar, fiddle, and banjo). They adventure in the backcountry via skis, hikes, canoe trips, camping, and simple walks. They build monster-proof forts and are the world’s best hide-and-seekers. Above all, they are grateful for each other, for their community, for the privilege to live in the Great Land: Alaska.