Guest Speakers

The BDLA can provide guest speakers for your class or organization.  The guest speakers are experts in their field and can cover a wide range of topics relating to Building Decarbonization. 

Peter Rumsey, PE

Peter Rumsey, founder of Point Energy Innovations and Stanford Adjunct lecturer, stands at the forefront of low-energy and net-zero building innovation with over 40 years of distinguished experience. Based in San Francisco, his engineering expertise has contributed to 50 LEED platinum projects, the highest number by any engineer in the U.S.

Avril Levasseur, PE

Avril Levasseur is an Associate Engineer at Point Energy Innovations, an MEP consulting firm specializing in highly cost-effective net-zero energy and sustainable buildings, and the program manager for the Stanford BDLA. In 2023, Avril was named the Association of Energy Engineers Young Energy Professional of the Year for the Western US.

Nea Maloo, FAIA

Nea Maloo is a Licensed Architect, Assistant Professor at Howard University, and founder of Showcase Architects. She was the recipient of the 2022 Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture Course Development Prize for her class “Environmental Justice + Health + Decarbonization”.

Anthony Kinslow II, PhD, CEM

Anthony Kinslow II, PhD, CEM is the founder and CEO of Gemini Energy Solutions which democratize the energy efficiency sector. Additionally he lectures two classes at Stanford Univeristy at the intersection of Clean Energy and Equity.

Adrienne Johnson, PE

Adrienne Johnson is a licensed mechanical engineer with a passion for equitable building decarbonization. She has worked with Google, Point Energy Innovations, and the USGBC. She has co-taught building decarbonization classes at Stanford and Howard University, and was on the founding team for the Stanford BDLA. She has received awards including the GreenBiz 30 Under 30 and is a Senior Fellow of the Environmental Leadership Program.

JR Jacobs
J.R. Jacobs

J.R. Jacobs is an architecture student at Lick-Wilmerding High School in San Francisco and is dedicated to combating climate change through design in order to create a brighter future for all. He volunteers for the Stanford BDLA doing high school outreach because he believes it is vital to teach building decarbonization when introducing architecture to the next generation of building industry leaders.

Guest speakers are available for virtual and, in some cases, in-person lectures. Topics include:

Building Electrification

Advanced Energy Efficiency

Embodied Cabon

Energy Justice and Equity

Renewable Energy