Mariana Pickering

Co-Founder + CEO

Mariana is also the:

  • Marketing Department
  • Customer Success Team
  • Training Administrator
  • Operations Manager
  • Filler of Potholes
  • Last Word on Stuff

Mariana Pickering, Co-Founder of Emu, is a recovering architect and an expert in communicating the construction industry’s movement towards a better understanding of building science and sustainability. With over a decade of work on high-performance projects and products across three continents, she is passionate about translating data, results, and needs into stories that help shift the cultures and mentalities of building professionals towards change. Past experiences include working with Bill Becker on the 2016 Presidential Climate Action Plan, acting as a 2017 founding member of Passive House Rocky Mountains, and being elected as the 2018-19 elected Chair of the Denver Chapter of the Colorado Renewable Energy Society. She currently manages strategic partnerships and the licensing of Emu’s Certified Passive House Tradesperson curriculum, organizes the Colorado Passive House Happy Hour, and makes the wheels turn at Emu.



Professional Affiliations

  • PHI Certified Passive House Tradesperson
  • Accredited LEED AP BD+C via USGBC
  • 2019-20 on Board of Directors for Colorado Renewable Energy Society
  • 2018-19 Chair of Metro Denver Chapter of CO Renewable Energy Society
  • Co-Founder of Passive House Rocky Mountains