BNIM Amplifies Commitment to Climate Action by naming Jeremy Knoll as Director of Sustainability and Regenerative Design

BNIM Amplifies Commitment to Climate Action by naming Jeremy Knoll as Director of Sustainability and Regenerative Design

KANSAS CITY, Mo (September 1, 2022) — BNIM names Jeremy Knoll as Director of Sustainability and Regenerative Design. Jeremy Knoll, AIA, LEED Fellow, SEED, EcoDistricts AP, is an Associate Principal at BNIM whose strategic leadership in green building systems and carbon reduction advances the firm’s sustainable and regenerative design practice. With Jeremy's new appointment, BNIM amplifies its environmental stewardship and commitment to reducing embodied carbon dioxide emissions on projects by 65% in 2030, by 100% in 2040, and achieving 20% net positive in 2050.

In his new role as Director of Sustainability and Regenerative Design, Jeremy will guide project teams across BNIM to create positive impacts for human and building performance, develop new research and industry resources, and empower staff, clients, and communities to take daily climate action.

Jeremy has emerged as a proven thought leader in the sustainable design and construction movement throughout his 18 years of practice. He has served as an integral design team member on projects worldwide, guiding sustainability, building performance, and green building rating systems.

At BNIM, Jeremy has held a significant role on numerous high-performance projects and serves as a key leader of BNIM’s Sustainability Group. The Sustainability Group has contributed to BNIM’s national impact in sustainable design, including recognition as #1 in Sustainability in Architect Magazine’s ARCHITECT 50 in 2019, and implemented initiatives for a more organized and focused sustainable approach. Among these initiatives is BNIM’s first Sustainability Action Plan and annual sustainability report entitled Subject To Change. This work challenges the firm to improve tools, resources, and transparency in reporting and analysis of environmental impact across projects.

Jeremy serves as a volunteer leader and board member of several organizations across the region. His positions include past-Board Chair of the Central Plains U.S. Green Building Council, Executive Board Member of Climate Action Kansas City, and Board Chair-elect of DesignCorps, the world leader of the Public Interest Design movement.

Jeremy is a licensed architect in Missouri who received his Master of Architecture from Kansas State University and Bachelor of Science in Architecture from Washington University in St. Louis. He is a SEED Professional, 2019 LEED Fellow, and BNIM’s most recent EcoDistricts Accredited Professional.

“BNIM remains committed to elevating our knowledge, tools, and reporting to track our performance aligned with rigorous goals for embodied carbon reduction and meeting the AIA 2030 Challenge. The more we do this, the more we can create real change through our projects. It is a joy to witness daily Jeremy’s dedication as an environmental leader whose methodical and informative approach has been key in keeping BNIM on the trajectory to achieve these goals. Under Jeremy’s guidance as BNIM’s new Director of Sustainability and Regenerative Design, BNIM will continue to advance our work for climate action.”

Laura Lesniewski
Principal, BNIM



BNIM’s core purpose is: “We deliver beautiful, integrated, living environments that inspire change and enhance the human condition.” The services we provide—architecture, interior design, landscape design, sustainability leadership and consulting, graphic design, and planning—are guided by this mission. BNIM has been recognized with more than 500 awards for exceptional design and thought leadership, including the 2011 AIA National Architecture Firm Award, and the firm has emerged nationally as a leading resource for established methodologies, innovative technologies, and cutting-edge research in architecture, planning, and landscape design. Through a process of integrated design, which is both an organized collaboration between disciplines and an interweaving and interconnectivity of building systems, our team creates designs that are both environmentally responsible and achieve the highest level of design excellence. For more information, contact Beena Ramaswami.