Sustaining business through sustainability
Sustaining business through sustainability
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Emily B. Lorenz, PE, LEED AP BD+C, is a self-employed principal engineer in the Chicago area. She serves as an independent consultant in the areas of green structures and practices, energy efficiency, thermal properties, and moisture mitigation.
About SevGen Consulting
"The proper use of science is not to conquer nature, but to live in it."  
   –B. Commoner
WUFI Training
DOE and Oak Ridge National Lab, January 2012 

Bachelor’s Degree in Structural Engineering 
Michigan Technological University, Houghton, MI

Master’s Degree in Structural Engineering 
Michigan Technological University, Houghton, MI
​Principal Engineer
Independent Consultant
April 2012 – Present 

​August 2010 - April 2012

Director of Sustainability
Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute
October 2006 – August 2010

​Managing Director, Editorial and Publishing
Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute
February 2008 – August 2010 

Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute
August 2005 – August 2010 

Engineering Editor
American Concrete Institute
January 2002 – March 2005 

Structural Engineer
Albert Kahn Associates
August 2000 – January 2002 
Education and Training
Prior to starting her own firm, Ms. Lorenz worked at a multi-disciplinary consulting firm and performed analyses to predict thermal resistance for building components and conducted solar reflectance testing. In the area of sustainability, Ms. Lorenz assisted on LEED™ and other green building projects to provide expertise on environmental impact, energy efficiency, solar reflectance, integrated design, and other areas. 

Ms. Lorenz served as Director of Sustainability and Editor-in-chief of the PCI Journal for the Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute (PCI). She has given over 30 presentations on the topic of sustainability. A licensed engineer in Michigan and Illinois, Lorenz previously worked as the engineering editor of the American Concrete Institute’s (ACI’s) Concrete International magazine, and as a structural engineer for Albert Kahn Associates in Detroit, MI, and Ericksen Roed Associates in St. Paul, MN. 
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