Carrie Nakamoto Earns 20 Under 40 Honors

Congratulations to Carrie Nakamoto, an associate principal of BranchPattern’s Building Science team, for being named a 20 Under 40 in the Building Commissioning Association’s (BCxA) inaugural class. This honor recognizes professionals under the age of 40 who are actively engaged in the building commissioning profession.

According to, the purpose of the award is to honor young professionals who execute projects in accordance with best practices, show leadership, are innovative, and who work towards the goal of making commissioning business as usual. Candidates were nominated by a colleague and judged by the BCxA Awards Committee. (

“This award is a true celebration of diversity in the field of Commissioning. As one of the first recipients, I’m honored to be included among this group of talented women and men from all walks of life who are making this industry blossom. We are helping clients accomplish better projects, especially when it comes to efficiency, less waste and better operating buildings,” said Carrie.

Nate Maniktala, principal and Building Science practice lead, noted that diversity in leadership has enriched BranchPattern’s team and has helped fuel their growth.

“The brilliance of this award is that it shines a light on the people leading where the field is headed, and Carrie is an outstanding role model for others.  She is one of our strongest mentors and has been critical to growing our 21-person building science team over the last 10 years.” said Nate. “In addition to her leadership, Carrie is trusted by her clients as a technical expert who is dedicated to helping them achieve their building performance goals.”

Carrie has successfully directed commissioning programs for some of BranchPattern’s largest and most sophisticated projects.  These include numerous science and technology facilities for Universities and Health Systems, as well as Net-Zero facilities.  Pete Jefferson, principal, also highlights Carrie’s leadership in advancing the firm’s more innovative commissioning services.  “She has taken ownership of our company’s cutting edge monitoring-based commissioning (MBCx) initiative which includes the deployment of smart building / IoT technologies to create healthier building spaces. And more recently, helping clients respond to COVID-19 concerns” said Pete.