JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – RS&H has hired Linnea Brudenell, AIA, LEED AP, as Vice President, National Sustainability and Resilience Director. Linnea will help lead the national engineering, architecture and consulting firm’s mission to transform the built environment to benefit people, generate prosperity and preserve our planet.
As a key member of RS&H’s Buildings Strategy team, Brudenell will work directly with senior leadership to develop strategies to integrate environmental sustainability and resilience principles across enterprise-wide building activities. She will collaborate with RS&H’s architecture, engineering and construction professionals as well as interact with sustainability and resiliency experts outside the company.
“As we strive to fulfill the Architecture 2030 Challenge to greatly reduce emissions from the built environment, Linnea will play a pivotal role in helping ensure our focus on resiliency and sustainability drives our design,” said RS&H Chief Strategy Officer Bryan Nicol.
Brudenell comes to RS&H after serving as the director of sustainability in the private sector since 2015, where she managed sustainability and resiliency consulting for projects worth more than $500 million. She led the internal gap analysis for sustainability and resiliency planning and processes, strategic sustainability planning and policies, and created a sustainability action plan for the firm, including participation in American Institute of Architect’s (AIA) 2030 Commitment.
A member of the AIA Large Firm Roundtable, RS&H has long been focused on resiliency and sustainability with an eye toward a future built environment that is carbon neutral. Working with its clients, RS&H has documented savings of more than 2 million megawatt-hours of electricity, 1.4 billion pounds of waste, and over 500 million gallons of water – resulting in millions of tons of avoided greenhouse gas emissions. Additionally, RS&H designers are accredited practitioners of several sustainable design programs, including Living Future, WELL, LEED and Envision.
“I am excited to join RS&H and continue the firm’s mission to help shape the communities of today with a focus on a resilient and sustainable future,” Brudenell said. “Meeting the 2030 benchmarks is a challenge that will take the efforts of all of us, but this is a challenge we as a firm and an industry will do everything we can to achieve.”
Employee-owned, RS&H is one of the nation’s leading architecture, engineering and consulting firms whose associates work hard every day to create a more connected future where everyone can thrive. We offer an exceptional journey from start to future for clients in aerospace, aviation, corporate, federal, health and science, and transportation. Our integrated teams translate experience into insight, turn challenges into opportunities and build relationships that are as strong as the buildings and infrastructure we deliver together. RS&H can be reached at 1.800.741.2014 or rsandh.com.
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