Emma Stewart is the Head of Sustainability Solutions at Autodesk. A number of people on her team have contributed to this blog in the past few months. She has also been quite a prolific writer and has been published in a number of newspapers and journals. We thought it would be interesting to the readers of this blog to get a short bibliography of her work. We think you will find some of these articles quite insightful.
1. Why Creating Sustainable Buildings is like Making a Souffle: In this light-hearted byline in Forbes, Emma Stewart outlines why designing and operating sustainable buildings is surprisingly similar to cooking her favorite dish.
2. Why US Buildings are Leaking Money and Carbon: In this article published by The Huffington Post, Emma Stewart argues that to overcome the major barriers to improving energy efficiency in buildings, we must embrace the three R’s. Not Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, but instead Reveal, Realign and Reward.
3. The True Sustainability Potential of Cloud Computing: Well ahead of Autodesk’s focus on the cloud, Autodesk’s Emma Stewart and John Kennedy argued in Environmental Leader that – despite the growing environmental footprint of data centers and the resulting push for virtualization, the real promise lies in greater design intelligence enabled by cloud-based analytics and databases.
4. Our Grand Evolutionary Experiment: Generation Green: In a keynote speech at Greenbuild 2010, Emma Stewart revisited her roots in genetics and evolutionary biology to explain why she remains optimistic in the midst of such extreme environmental degradation.
5. The Noble Savage Turned Urbanite: Cities as a Route to Environmental and Economic Recovery: Autodesk’s Emma Stewart and customer James Moore of HDR teamed up on this byline for Environment Industry Magazine in the UK to explain how a combination of policy, technology, and fiscal change can make cities the route to environmental and economic recovery.
6. Corporate Sustainability Trends: The Board of Directors at IKEA commissioned this set of interviews with sustainability experts, including ADSK’s own Emma Stewart, on the trends they see in corporate environmental strategy and how it relates to the future of retail.
7. The Battle to Bring Buildings Back to Basics: The link no longer exists so we will post the full article on the blog soon.
Tell us what you think: Do any of these topics resonate with you? Do you agree or disagree strongly with any of them?