Design the Future

Adrienne Johnson on buildings as part of a just energy transition

January 21, 2021 Season 1 Episode 32
Design the Future
Adrienne Johnson on buildings as part of a just energy transition
Show Notes

Adrienne Johnson is a mechanical engineer with Point Energy Innovations, where she focuses on helping clients realize high performance buildings, including net zero projects. Her interest in sustainability is broad; she has researched water and energy issues and won the USGBC’s Malcom Lewis IMPACT! award in 2017 for her work on a school in Parkwood, outside of Capetown. That experience has informed how she brings social justice to her work today, including working on what the industry looks like and also who is benefitting from sustainable infrastructure. She hopes to see net zero energy buildings gain momentum and buildings become part of an overall just energy transition.