Kenyona Pierre is currently a Sustainability Consultant with Energy Cost Solutions Group, LLC (ECSG,LLC). She is still involved with the USGBC Florida Chapter, GBES’ Green Building Matters Community, and Habitat for Humanity Young Professionals. Her goal and passion for green buildings and sustainability remain the same.
Kenyona Pierre – Early Career
Kenyona is a native to Miami, Florida. She was introduced to engineering in high school and at that time wanted to be an architect. She was open minded about it and decided she would do both. So Kenyona pursued architectural engineering at Tennessee State and then upon graduation she got a job as an engineering intern and was in their sustainable group. Kenyona went on and did post graduate coursework in Transportation Engineering at the University of Alabama and then earned her MBA from Florida Institute of Technology.
“What I got out of it is the best of both worlds. It was one of those niches and engineering that really don’t get much, it just doesn’t get as much accolades as it should. It’s basically engineering the systems of a building that are just, engineering the systems or to all the systems. We focused on the structural, mechanical, electrical, plumbing, acoustics even go into the facade of the building as well as the construction management portion of it.” – Kenyona Pierre
Kenyona is currently working on a lot of sustainability documentation. It’s not all strictly towards LEED but she is learning the background about how you become building certified. Kenyona spent a lot of time advocating for the movement and learning about green buildings and sustainability.
“It is completely different once you actually get into the trenches and start, you know, documentation and trying to go through the actual process of certifying the buildings. And so it’s a lot of project management. I’m learning to utilize the skills that I obtained in my MBA program. And so a lot of the projects that I’ve been working on is, it’s a mix.” – Kenyona Pierre
Some accomplishments that Kenyona is proud of is the completion of her EcoDistricts AP credential last summer. She has been part of the inaugural cohort for the AIA Miami Christopher Kelly Leadership Development Program. Kenyona will be wrapping up this program soon and is looking forward to utilizing the skills set developed from her time participating in the program.
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