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. 

Some of the topics from guest speakers include:

Building Electrification
Advanced Energy Efficiency
Embodied Carbon
Energy Justice and Equity

The speakers are available for virtual lectures and, in some cases, in-person lectures.

Peter Rumsey
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 is an Associate Engineer at Point Energy Innovations, an MEP consulting firm specializing in highly cost-effective net-zero energy and sustainable buildings. In 2023, Avril was named the Association of Energy Engineers Young Energy Professional of the Year for the Western US.
Nea Maloo is a Licensed Architect, Assistant Professor at Howard University, and founder of Showcase Architects, advancing innovation, merging design and performance with climate justice, reducing carbon, and enhancing social equity. She was recently elevated to the 2023 College of Fellows of the American Institute of Architects and recipient of the 2022 Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture Course Development Prize issued in collaboration with Columbia University’s Temple Hoyne Buell Center for the Study of American Architecture.
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.