“Ann has a passion for understanding buildings and the ways that they – and we – can lighten the load placed on our Earth. She wants to help improve the way we design, build and run our homes. Ann’s personal and professional commitment shines through in all of her work.”

– Peter Yost, Vice President, Technical Services
Building Green, LL C

“Ann knows more about green housing than anyone else I’ve met. Her efforts on behalf of zero energy homes, including her book, Energy Free: Homes for Small Planet, are groundbreaking. Anyone serious about dramatic changes in the energy consumption of housing should look to Ann.”

– Katherine Austin, Owner
Katherine Austin, AIA, Archite ct

  1. Author, Energy Free: Homes for a Small Planet (a award-winning guide to designing and building zero net energy homes), Green Building Press 2009
  2. Keynote speaker: Better Buildings by Design 2017, Structural Insulated Panel Association (SIPA) 2016, Energy & Environmental Building Association (EEBA) 2015, San Mateo County 2015, American Institute of Building Designers (AIBD) 2014, Habitat X 2013, and others
  3. Net Zero Energy Coalition board member,
    2010-present
  4. Net Zero North American Leadership Summit chair, March 2015 and October 2013
  5. Zero energy homes curriculum developer & instructor, California utilities: Pacific Gas & Electric, Southern CA Edison, San Diego Gas & Electric, Sacramento Municipal Utility District
  6. Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design: LEED for Homes development committee co-chair, LEED for Homes consultant and green rater; numerous Platinum and Gold-rated residential projects, single- and multifamily
  7. Commission for Environmental Cooperation (US-Canada-Mexico) Green Building Construction Task Force chair, 2010-2015 
  8. ACI (Affordable Comfort, Inc) first
    Woman of the Year, 2013
  9. Co-author, Efficient Wood Use
    in Residential Construction
    ,
    Natural Resources Defense Council 1998
  10. 3-time award winner, Sustainable San Mateo
    County Green Building Awards: Holland-Yates
    home 2013, Kremer remodel 2012,
    Edminster-Bohner remodel 2010