Brad Liljequist is the Zero Energy Senior Program Manager for McKinstry, where he leads the company’s zero energy efforts nationally. Previously, he directed energy and community programs for the International Living Future Institute. He also developed the first certified multifamily zero energy project in the United States, zHome, as well as Issaquah Fire Station 72, winner of the national ASHRAE Technology award in 2012. He is currently managing zero energy elements for the Catalyst project, currently under construction in Spokane, which at completion will be the largest zero energy building in the Pacific Northwest, and one of the largest in the world.
He is the author of The Power of Zero: Learning from the World’s Leading Zero Energy Buildings. His work has been covered by The New York Times, the BBC, the Wall Street Journal, national NPR, The Seattle Times, Engineering News Record, Architectural Review, GreenBiz, and many other media. He was educated at Georgetown University, the University of St. Andrews, the University of Washington Evans School, and Seattle Central College.