Nathan Kipnis is a fellow of the AIA. His practice, Kipnis Architecture + Planning, based in Evanston, IL, was recently named one of the top 25 environmental architectural firms in the US. His designs have been extensively published locally and nationally and he was one of 25 environmental ‘Giants’ featured in the 2016 documentary ‘Green Giants’. Mr. Kipnis currently serves as the co-chair of the AIA’s national 2030 Commitment Working Group, helping architects design to Net Zero energy and carbon levels by 2030. He was a design and technology consultant for the 2017 ‘House by Northwestern’ Solar Decathlon entry. Mr. Kipnis is also the founder of NextHaus Alliance, a new, premium design/build concept to provide ‘net zero’ sustainable and resiliently designed homes.