BE-Ex welcomes new Educational Resources Associate, Adrienne La Forte, and Climate Education Intern, Chloe Kellner, to the team!

Adrienne La Forte

Adrienne grew up as an enthusiastic environmentalist with a passion for the outdoors. After earning a B.A. in Environmental Policy and Political Science from Tufts University, she worked in local government, focusing on small-scale climate adaptation strategies. She then went on to further her goal of working on climate mitigation and graduated with an M.A. in Climate & Society from the Columbia Climate School. In her free time, Adrienne enjoys trying new recipes, walking through Central Park, and spending time with her cat, Bubba.

1. Share your favorite energy factoid 

Renewable energy creates more jobs for women than fossil fuels, and 5x more jobs than fossil fuels overall.

2. What are you currently reading?

Cloud Cuckoo Land by Anthony Doerr.

3. What are some ways you reduce your carbon footprint at home?

I have been a vegetarian for eight years and I buy most clothing and furniture second-hand.


Chloe Kellner

Chloe grew up in New York City and is interested in climate resilience, adaptation, and mitigation in the built environment. She went to Vassar College for Environmental Studies and Geography, and is looking forward to earning a masters degree in Landscape Architecture from Pratt next fall. In her free time, Chloe enjoys playing piano and harp, trying new restaurants, and hanging out with her dog Zeus. 

1. Share your favorite energy factoid.

A green roof can save $200,000 over its 40 year lifespan, the majority of that due to reduced energy costs.

3. What are you currently reading?

Wanderlust: A History of Walking by Rebecca Solnit.

4. What are some ways you reduce your carbon footprint at home?

I keep heating/cooling to a minimum, do a lot of walking, and avoid unnecessary shopping.

Related Resources

  • Insights

Want the latest news from Building Energy Exchange?

Sign Up Below For Updates