Linnea Brudenell, AIA, LEED AP

Linnea Brudenell, AIA, LEED AP BD+C

Quest Energy Group LLC, Linnea has both an undergraduate degree in biology and a graduate degree in architecture, and is a uniquely qualified sustainability consultant.

Linnea provides consulting for architecture and engineering firms early in the design process, including comparative architectural design analysis, to evaluate potential building systems including Envelope, Lighting, and HVAC building systems and components. The iterative energy analysis process compares a design energy model, to a baseline model, minimally compliant to code, including both energy analysis and cost.

Professional Registration

  • Licensed Professional Architect, Arizona
  • LEED® Accredited Professional, USGBC

Key areas of expertise:

Compliance with mandatory and voluntary green building and energy codes, including:

  • Implementation of the 2012 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC 2012)
  • Compliance with the 2012 International Green Construction Code (IgCC 2012)
  • LEED project management

Utility program rebate incentives for energy efficiency for both the Design team and Owner

179D energy efficiency tax deductions

Daylighting Simulation Analysis

Professional Affiliation

  • Member, U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC)
  • Member, AIA, American Institute of Architects


  • University of Oregon, Masters of Architecture, Architecture and Urban Planning, Portland, Oregon
  • Reed College, Bachelor of Arts and Science Biology, Portland, Oregon

Measuring building energy performance has shifted away from an optional analysis within the green building movement, towards an essential requirement that utilizes the architect’s leadership capability during the fundamentally integrative design process.

Enhanced comprehension of a building’s energy use creates a greater appreciation of the interrelationships relative to the design process, emphasizes the integration of site specific design parameters that potentially minimize energy consumption, contributes to the creation of sustainable communities, and ultimately, limits the negative consequences of human impact.