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Elizabeth Turner

architect & certified passive house consultant (CPHC®)


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 believes resilient carbon-neutral architecture must be centered on equity and affordability and founded Precipitate in 2017 to accelerate change in the profession toward that goal. She is a 2020 recipient of the Energy News Network’s 40 under 40 recognizing her leadership in the transition to a clean energy economy. She coaches client project teams in energy efficiency as a Certified Passive House Consultant. She teaches sustainable community development and net positive architecture at the University of Minnesota and St. Olaf College. Elizabeth volunteers extensively with the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Minnesota, serving on the Culture Change Leadership Team and co-chairing the Government Affairs Committee, advocating for public policy with a focus on equity and inclusion toward truly sustainable communities for all.

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