The content on this website would not be possible without the contributions and energy of a host of external advisors, subject matter experts, and contributors.

External Content Contributors

Jer Faludi

Sustainable Design Strategist & Educator

Jeremy Faludi (LEED AP BD+C) has been a sustainable design strategist and educator for over fifteen years, including teaching at Stanford, Minneapolis College of Art and Design, California College of the Arts, and elsewhere.  He has contributed to six books on sustainability, including Worldchanging: A User's Guide to the 21st Century.  Jeremy designed the prototype of for the Biomimicry Institute, a bicycle he helped design appeared in the Smithsonian's Cooper Hewitt national design museum, and he has consulted for the OECD on the environmental impacts of 3D printing.  He also researches how sustainable design methods can be innovation tools for industry.

David Scheer Autodesk

David Scheer

Building Performance Guru, Developer, Founder,  RetroEta & Structural Integrators

David is a registered architect, energy modeling expert and software engineer.  With 18 years as a professional architect, land planner, GIS researcher, and energy modeling consultant in California and Alaska, David currently is creating a global residential energy retrofit investment tool with RetroEta, while developing performance analysis tools for the design industry with Structural Integrators.  As a domain expert at Autodesk for 6 years, and an energy consultant at Loisos + Ubbelohde and DnA Design for 8 years, he contributed to advanced research in new modeling and analysis techniques, and day-to-day improvements to industry-standard BPA tool like EnergyPlus, GBS and Insight360.  Before returning to UC Berkeley for his Master of Architecture, David studied Aerospace Engineering, literature, history and art at the U of Michigan, and worked as a bush pilot in Alaska for 10 years.

Glenn Katz

Civil and Environment Engineer at Stanford

Mr. Katz is a Lecturer in the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering at Stanford University specializing in Architectural Design Studio, Building Information Modeling (BIM), and Parametric Design. Also, he has been with Autodesk since 2011 as an AEC Education Specialist where he conducts technology product training through Autodesk University.  With CSDGC, Mr. Katz is collaborating on the Sustainable Urban Systems project as well as the Youth Leadership Program.  He received his B.S. in Civil Engineering (1981) from MIT, and his M.S. in Civil Engineering (1982) from Stanford University.

Alex Lobos

Associate Professor, Industrial Design, Rochester  Institute of Technology

Alex Lobos was born in Guatemala, where he started his career as industrial designer. He moved to the United States in 2002 and since then he has focused on sustainability, emotional attachment and user-centered design as a means to elevate quality of life. Lobos is an associate professor of industrial design, Miller Professor for International Education, and extended program faculty at Golisano Institute for Sustainability at the Rochester Institute of Technology. He frequently lectures and teaches throughout the United States, Canada, México, Guatemala, Panamá, Perú, Colombia and Taiwan. His research and academic work has been sponsored by companies such as Autodesk, AT&T, Colgate-Palmolive, General Electric, Kraft, Staples, Sun Products, Unilever and Wegmans. Alex is a Fulbright Scholar and holds a MFA from the University of Notre Dame and a BID from Universidad Rafael Landivar.  Prior to RIT, Lobos served on the faculty of the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and Universidad Rafael Landivar. He also worked an industrial designer for General Electric and Whirlpool.  

Jamie Billing BA, MA (CSM)

Programme Leader in Design at  Plymouth College of Art &  Technical Director – Co-oproduct CIC

Jamie is a multi-disciplinary designer, researcher and academic with a varied portfolio of design and research spanning almost 20 years. During this period Jamie has worked with many well-known brands, including Nestle’, Wrigley, The British Museum, Taylors of Harrogate and Paul Smith. He is a very active design practitioner and has successfully managed his own design consultancy since 2000.  Currently, he is Co-founder/Technical Director of Co-oproduct CIC; an Award-Winning global and Open Design - led Community Interest Company, championing the design for reuse, repair and longer life, products and packaging ( 

Daniel Nielsen

Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Architecture

The Danish architect Daniel Nielsen works on projects at various scales - from buildings to planning - with the aim of creating high architectural quality designs that take comfort, climate conditions, and resources into account. He integrates Green BIM into his work – using digital 3D modeling and simulation tools to visualize and validate his designs. He is involved in various research projects and education programs at The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Architecture. Besides this he also consults about architectural design. Previously he was involved in projects at the Danish Technological Institute, helping implement GreenBIM digital tools and workflows.


Autodesk Contributors

Stephanie Egger

Product Manager, Autodesk

Stephanie Egger (LEED AP BD+C) in 2013, co-authored and launched the Autodesk Building Performance Analysis Certificate - a series of online courses that educate the next generation of designers. These courses teach architects and engineers the basics of sustainable design and building performance through simulation and performance analysis tools. Stephanie pairs the creation of these educational offerings with the commitment of continuous improvement of Autodesk’s building design technology to enable designers to create sustainable and meaningful designs. Currently, Stephanie focuses on customer engagements within the Autodesk AEC Generative Design group and is committed to sharing performance analysis workflows.  Her research interests include natural ventilation, computational fluid dynamics, and occupant comfort. Stephanie completed her Master of Building Science at the University of Southern California, and earned her Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. While at RPI she also received her Engineering in Training accreditation.

Ian Molloy

Senior Product Manager Building Performance Analysis Group, Autodesk

Ian has almost 20 years of experience in the development and application of Building Performance   Analysis software to the design, construction and operation of higher performing, more sustainable buildings. He has a 1st class honors degree in Building Science and Mechanical Engineering as well as a degree in Mathematics. He is based in the Waltham office where he works closely with the Revit team on the expanding the Revit platforms ability to support BPA tools and workflows, especially Green Building Studio for whole building energy simulation.

Asbjørn Levring

Customer Experience Manager, Autodesk

Whilst working at Danish Institute of Technology in collaboration with NewBIM, Asbjørn has worked with development and implementation of BIM—especially the deep understanding of concepts, interoperability, and technical solutions for early design phases, detailed design, construction projects, and processes. He served as task coordinator for several Danish research projects on BIM, and as project manager for numerous practice-oriented research and development projects supported by the research and innovation directorate. The projects are carried out in close collaboration with participating companies and research institutions. In the last few years, he has worked on projects ranging from developing infrastructure advice for governmental, private organizations, and technology-based businesses—to training tasks with clients, advisory and executive parties, producers, and other actors    within the building sector.

Jon Den Hartog

Product Manager, Product Design, Autodesk

Shakeel Mirza

Customer Success Manager, Autodesk

Len Whitehead

Principal Learning Experience Designer, Autodesk


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