- Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC) is looking for the next wave of innovative cleantech entrepreneurs.
- The Alberta Biodiversity Monitoring Institute has completed a report for that examines the impact climate change is likely to have on Alberta's ecosystems. Alberta's boreal forest may transition to aspen forest and grasslands as a result of changing climate conditions.
- The Climate Bonds Initiative has issued proposed eligibility criteria for solar assets under the Climate Bond Standard and Certification Scheme.
- Climate change combined with rapid population increases, economic growth and land subsidence could lead to a more than 9-fold increase in the global risk of floods in large port cities between now and 2050
- The sun is finally rising on the global solar business, with growing demand in developing regions helping to ignite the first increase in industry wide capital spending in three years in 2014
President & Principal Engineer, Brendle Group, USA
Judy is the founding President and Principal Engineer at Brendle
Group. Her 19-year career has included developing a unique
expertise in engineering centered on demonstrating the business
case benefits of sustainability. Since 1996, she has led Brendle
Group on its quest for sustainability and climate protection.
As an example of Judy's expertise and determination, she rallied a decade of business relationships in 2006 to help form the Colorado Clean Energy Cluster, a mass-collaboration that is growing the regional economy around clean energy technologies. Judy now serves on the Board of Directors of the Cluster and is one of the thought leaders behind Fort ZED, an initiative to transform an area covering downtown Fort Collins, Colorado and the campus of Colorado State University (CSU) into a net zero energy district, the largest of its kind in the world.
Judy is also a recognized leader in climate protection efforts throughout Colorado and the Western U.S. In 2006 she received the Climate Change Hero recognition at the Aspen Climate Action Conference, and she served on the Colorado Climate Action Panel to provide her expertise and input to the state's Climate Action Plan.
This year, Judy received the Women of Distinction Award, an honor that recognizes Northern Colorado business women for their achievements. In 2008, Judy was selected from over 200 nominees for the Denver Business Journal's Outstanding Women in Business award in the consultant category. In 2006, she received the distinguished alumna award from the Colorado State University Department of Mechanical Engineering. Finally, in 2004 Judy received the '40 Under 40' award, which recognized the top 40 entrepreneurs in Northern Colorado under age 40.
Judy holds an MS in Mechanical Engineering from CSU and a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Northwestern University. She is a registered professional engineer in the State of Colorado, a Certified Energy Manager, and LEED Accredited Professional.
Judy resides with her family in Fort Collins in Colorado's first LEED-certified home.