Save the Date: Wednesday, October 5, 2022
Join us as we hear from industry leaders, learn about the advantages of high-performance buildings, and address what works when creating the business case for sustainability in organizations. This seminar includes keynote speakers from world-class firms, real-world case studies, and informative panel discussions. PDH/AIA/GBCI credits offered.
I design apps, dashboards, and campaigns that sharply tap into people's motivational core, applying techniques used in game design and behavioral science to create environmental action.
I've advised organizations including UNEP, NASA JPL, Google, the U.S. State Department, University of California, the European Commission, Dassault Systemes, Institute for the Future, Magic Leap, Stanford University, and many impact startups on environmental behavior design.
I'm the co-founder of Energy Lollipop and Urban Canopy in San Francisco — startups that are devoted to bringing down the peak CO2 released by the electricity grid. We just launched a Chrome extension that shows the California grid emissions in real-time.
As a big fan of biophilic architecture and ecotopia futures, I host a group called The Imagine Project to encourage the practice of imagining a greener world. I also gave a TEDx talk in 2020 and spoke at the UN General Assembly in 2021 on the role of creativity, optimism, and imagination in environmental change.
Nicole Miller serves as the Managing Director of Biomimicry 3.8, a social enterprise dedicated to helping change-makers create a more sustainable world by emulating nature’s designs and core principles.
In her role, she drives internal strategy, projects, and initiatives that support the legacy of Biomimicry 3.8, with her primary goal to create a 100-year company. She also works closely with key strategic partners and clients to get biomimicry into the hands of the designers, innovators, and changemakers that shape our world. This has included work with Google, Unilever, Johnson & Johnson, Target, Interface, Estee Lauder and other leading Fortune 100 innovators and sustainability leaders.
Nicole holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Montana. She is a Fellow of Columbia University’s American Assembly Next Generation Project—a review of U.S. Global Policy and the Future of International Institutions. She has received the Utah Business “30 under 30” Award for her work at Overstock.com and was recently awarded “20 under 40” by the Missoulian for her work at Biomimicry 3.8.
Lois Arena, Director of Passive House Services at Steven Winter Associates, Inc., possesses over 25 years of experience in the building science field and has extensive experience with new and existing buildings. Lois holds both U.S. and International Passive House consultant certifications.
She has co-authored and presented training programs about energy efficient building practices to professionals in all sectors of the building industry and is regularly invited to present at conferences and private firms around the world to discuss the benefits of Passive House adoption.
M.S. Civil, Environmental, & Architectural Engineering: Building Systems Program, University of Colorado, Boulder
B.S. Forest and Wildlife Management, University of Connecticut
Professional Engineer, Passive House Consultant: U.S., Passive House Consultant: International