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Ms. Ann Edminster

Design AVEnues LLC

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Design AVEnues LLC
Pacifica, CA


Ann Edminster, M.Arch., is an international expert on sustainable residential construction and zero net energy. A principal developer of LEED for Homes, Ann authored Energy Free: Homes for a Small Planet, the award-winning guide to designing and building zero-energy homes. She consults on zero-energy initiatives throughout North America, served as a 2015 US DOE Solar Decathlon juror, and is a board member and the project director for the Net Zero Energy Coalition. She collaborates with building professionals, utilities, non-profits, supply chain clients, investors, public agencies, and homeowners to create leading-edge projects and advocate for zero-energy and low-carbon building solutions at all scales.


UC Berkeley
Berkeley, California, United States
M. Arch., 1995
Dissertation: Straw Bale Construction: Patterns for a Sustainable System

Cal Poly, SLO
San Luis Obispo, California, United States
B. Arch., 1978

Job History

Sustainable Building Advisor program instructor/course developer
April 2015 - present

Director, Net Zero North American Leadership Summit 2015
Summit Director
June 2014 - present

January 2013 - present

Commission for Environmental Cooperation of North America
Chair, Trilateral Green Building Construction Task Force
October 2011 - present

Net Zero Energy Coalition
Member, Board of Directors
January 2011 - present

Net Zero Energy Coalition
Board member & chair, Net Zero North American Leadership Summit
September 2010 - present

Foundation Capital
January 2007 - present

Living Homes
January 2004 - present

Design AVEnues
ZNE/green bulding consultant
June 1986 - present