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Elizabeth Turner

architect & certified passive house consultant (CPHC®)

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Elizabeth has been working for over a decade with her husband, Brandon, to renovate their Minneapolis home and landscape to conserve energy and water and bring beauty to the neighborhood. Elizabeth uses the pronouns she/her and loves traveling, hosting gatherings, and hiking, particularly among pine trees on rocky slopes.


Elizabeth is an architect with a passion for finding synergies to create thriving, equitable communities that depend less on the purchase of energy, saving both operational costs and carbon emissions. She founded Precipitate in 2017 to explore emerging methods of holistically integrated design at the intersection of architecture, research, and education.


She is a Certified Passive House Consultant through the Passive House Institute US (PHIUS) and teaches the capstone project class for the Sustainability Studies minor at the University of Minnesota, connecting students in support of communities.


Elizabeth volunteers extensively with the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Minnesota, advocating for public policy with a focus on equity and inclusion toward truly sustainable communities for all. She is co-chair of the AIA Minnesota Government Affairs Committee, on the Leadership Team for the Culture Change Initiative, and a member of the AIA Minnesota Committee on Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion and Committee on the Environment. Elizabeth is a 2020 recipient of the Energy News Network’s 40 under 40 recognizing her leadership in the transition to a clean energy economy.

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