Jenny Carney, LEED AP O+M, vice president of sustainability, energy, and climate change at WSP, Inc., will present "Energy Ecosystems: Reflections on Energy Management in the Natural World, and Chicago’s Clean Energy Transition" on Thursday, September 19 from 6–8 p.m. at IIT Institute of Design in the Ed Kaplan Family Institute for Innovation and Tech Entrepreneurship on Mies Campus. A panel discussion with energy experts on what it takes to lead transitions at the city and systems levels will follow the lecture. The annual Lucas J. Daniel Lecture in Sustainable Systems is being held as part of Shapeshift 2019: Design @ Illinois Tech, presented by IIT Institute of Design and IIT College of Architecture. On the occasion of the Bauhaus centenary, the inaugural Shapeshift celebrates Bauhaus in Chicago.
Carney has extensive experience helping clients engage key stakeholders, gaining their support while also developing meaningful sustainability goals and strategies based on technical analysis. Prior to joining the green building community, she worked as a terrestrial ecology and climate change researcher, environmental program developer and manager, and community-based environmental outreach specialist.
Panelists contributing to the discussion will be Mandy LaBrier, director of energy management, City of Chicago; Ed Miller, environment program director, The Joyce Foundation; and Pastor Booker Steven Vance, policy outreach manager, Elevate Energy.