Alexis Karolides, AIA, is Point Energy Innovations’ Sustainability Practice Leader. She focuses on life-enhancing, healthful design, “next level” energy and resource efficiency
and clean energy. For 15 years prior, as Principal at Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI), she worked with building owners, developers and corporations to dramatically reduce
energy and resource use in new and existing facilities. Alexis also previously led RMI’s research in biologically inspired design, developing, with the Biomimicry Guild, a prototype for the portal that links human design challenges to solutions found in nature, now found at AskNature.org.
Her recent projects at Point Energy have included a net zero energy feasibility study for Landbank’s new Sunnyvale campus, a low-energy retrofit design for the Presidio
Visitors’ Center and a net zero prototype project for the Westly Group. Past clients have included the cities of Las Vegas and Madison, EDS (now Hewlett Packard), H-E-B grocery stores, Kaiser Permanente and Denver Housing Authority.
Alexis is a Board Member for the Passive House Alliance US and previously served on the AIA National Committee on the Environment and the National Academy of Sciences Roundtable on Environmental Health. She is a frequent presenter at national and international conferences, has authored articles and contributed to books on green building and has provided commentary for national media including The New York Times and National Public Radio.