Region: Bay Area – Climate
Project(s): City of Berkeley – Berkeley’s Building Energy Savings Ordinance & Energy Assurance Transformation
A native of metro Detroit, Bryce Henney graduated with a BSE in mechanical engineering from the University of Michigan focusing on sustainable engineering principles and renewable energy. He also completed the Master of Management program at the University of Michigan’s Stephen M. Ross School of Business, which mirrors the first year of an MBA. Bryce has been fortunate to study renewable energy and energy efficiency in Australia and Costa Rica, as well as conservation and resource management in Sumatra, Indonesia and the Amazon.
He is really interested in how we can change our thinking about nature and the use of technology in nature. His experiences living with indigenous groups in the Amazon have led him to challenge the idea that a healthy ecosystem can only be achieved by removing humans and prohibiting any human use. But rather the importance of embracing the notion that humans can enhance or maintain biodiversity and natural resources by proper interactions that more closely mimic natural systems.