Linda Morrison Joins 2014 Class of Top Women in Energy

Linda Morrison Joins 2014 Class of Top Women in Energy

Each year the Denver Business Journal recognizes a select group of women whose position, knowledge or expertise helps guide the energy sector. Linda Morrison joins the 2014 Class of Top Women in Energy.

14_1030-Energy-Award-300x232Linda Morrison, PE, BEMP, LEED-AP, is a Principal and Building Performance Team Leader with Ambient Energy. She has consulted on energy on more than 100 projects, holds 7 professional registrations, and has served as an expert in the industry as a panelist or presenter at numerous conferences. Linda Morrison has twenty years of experience in sustainable design, analysis of energy, renewables, and carbon, and facility audits for energy and operational efficiency. Ms. Morrison’s experience also includes low-carbon strategies, efficient system design, supply and demand side energy strategies, measurement and verification protocols, and pro-forma financial business case analysis.

I knew the energy industry was right for me as I sought to create energy efficiency in the built environment says Ms. Morrison.  This was first a reaction to industrial sites in my hometown of Salt Lake City and the dichotomy of resource intense uses in a beautiful setting.  Before energy retrofits became a market segment with an official name, I had identified this niche as my target.  I started with energy efficiency upgrades in existing buildings and, with Ambient Energy, have parlayed that for both existing buildings and new construction.  Obviously new construction allows bioclimatic elements to be baked into the design for low energy and low carbon outcomes.  However, the best energy efficiency does not need slick features but robust execution with technology that complements the personality of building occupants and facility staff. 

I have firsthand experience helping public and private institutions manage their budgets, create effective spaces, and enrich their mission by redirecting money spent on utility costs through energy efficiency.  I am intrigued by the competing challenges all projects must balance – capital budget, operating costs, new innovations – and helping clients to make wise decisions by providing the best possible analysis and guidance. 

The energy choices we make affect our health and our planet on a local and global basis.  Working in the industry is exciting as we are poised to radically change demand, supply, and energy resources for the future.”

On behalf of the Ambient Energy Team, we are honored to work with Linda and are proud of her recent and past accomplishments.

Sincerely,

Renee Azerbegi, President