Selected Lectures
 

2017

‘Focus on the Arts’ - Invited Artist
'High Design/Low Carbon, or How I Stopped Worrying and Learned to Love Sustainability'
Highland Park High School

‘A Small Firm's Journey with the AIA's 2030 Commitment’ - Panel Discussion
AIA National Convention
Orlando, FL

High Design/Low Carbon, or How I Stopped Worrying and Learned to Love Sustainability
Libertyville Green Drinks
Libertyville, IL

‘Net Zero Design + Build Alliance’
PowerHouse Smart Luxury Conference
Pella Crafted Luxury Showroom, Merchandise Mart
Chicago, IL

‘Seed613 Social Innovation Night - Panel Discussion’
Rebuilding Exchange
Chicago, IL


2016

‘Energy Modeling for All; 2030 Commitment for Small Firms’ Hands on Seminar
AIA National Convention
Philadelphia, PA


2015

‘Energy Modeling for All; 2030 Commitment for Small Firms’ Hands on Seminar
Texas Society of Architects Professional Development Conference
Dallas, TX

‘Energy Modeling for All; 2030 Commitment for Small Firms’
AIA National Convention
Atlanta, GA

‘The Business Case for the 2030 Challenge’
AIA National Convention
Atlanta, GA

‘Integrating Accessible Renewable Energy into Buildings’
Civil Society Institute - renewable energy national think tank
Denver, CO

‘High Design/Low Carbon™ - Thoughts on Sustainable Design and Offshore Wind’
Focus on the Arts (invited artist)
Highland Park, IL

‘Green Building & Energy Efficiency’
Native Destinations (French Architects in the US)
Chicago, IL


2014

‘Energy Modeling for All: 2030 Commitment for Small Firms’
National AIA Conference, Chicago, IL

Keynote Speaker - STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math)
STEM Conference, Hinsdale, IL

‘Using Technology to Optimize Design for High Performance Homes’
Building Chicago/Greening the Heartland, Chicago, IL


2013

‘AIA Chicago 2030 Success Stories’
Chicago AIA, Chicago, IL

Panel Discussion - 'Finding a Common Tread in a Complex Consumer Landscape’
Sustainable Brands Conference, San Diego, CA

'Wind 101 - Evanston’s Proposed Offshore Wind Farm'
Argonne National Lab, Argonne, IL


2012

‘History of Architectural Energy Design’
Summer Institute of Sustainability and Energy, UIC, Chicago, IL

Keynote Speaker - ‘An Insightful History of Energy Conscious Homes’
Mother Earth News Fair, Seven Springs Mountain Resort, PA


2011

AIA webinar - ‘2030 Commitment’
with Greg Mella, FAIA and Rand Ekman, AIA

Panel Discussion - ‘Grassroots Development of the Evanston Offshore Wind Farm’
Boosting Urban Electricity - Superconductivity & Offshore Wind, Chicago

Keynote Speaker - ‘Solutions for Living in the Post Peak Era’
Mother Earth News Fair, Seven Springs Mountain Resort, PA


2010

‘Energy @ Home II: Modeling Energy Usage for Small Residential Projects’
AIA Professional Development Conference, Chicago, IL

Master Speaker Series - ‘From New Construction to Retrofits’
Invited Speaker at the USGBC’s Greenbuild, Chicago, IL

Keynote Speaker - ‘Solutions for Living in the Post Peak Era’
Mother Earth News Fair, Seven Springs Mountain Resort, PA


2009 

'High Design/Low Carbon™’
Invited Artist for ‘Focus on the Arts’, Highland Park High School


2007

‘Green Homes, Old and New’
Invited Speaker at the USGBC’s GreenBuild 2007, Chicago, IL


2005

'Walking the Fine Line: Reconciling Aesthetics, Consumerism and Green Design’
Archeworks (Lecture Series), Chicago, IL