Bright Employee: Emily Durso, Project Manager, Sustainability Services


At Bright Power, we are proud of our many talented team members, and this month, we are excited to shine a spotlight on Emily Durso, a dedicated member of our Sustainability Services team.

Emily began her career as an intern at an interior design company and later worked for a Passive House consulting firm before ultimately finding her way to Bright Power in 2022. When asked about her favorite part of her job, Emily highlighted her appreciation for the team and their diverse educational and experiential backgrounds. 

At Bright Power, Emily’s day-to-day responsibilities involve working on Phius projects, utilizing energy modeling software like WUFI, and diving into thermal bridge modeling. Emily serves as an integral Phius modeler and collaborates closely with architects and engineers, providing essential consulting services to our clients.

Recent projects Emily contributed to include Chestnut Commons, Vital Brookdale, and Harry T. Nance Apartments, successfully closing them out and earning final certifications. Now, she’s excited to work on new projects from the very beginning with Passive House principles in mind, sharing her knowledge from past Building Of Excellence Passive House projects and Passive House certifications.

Outside the office, you can find Emily exploring the great outdoors and advocating for reducing embodied carbon. Emily is an avid hiker who’s backpacked parts of the Appalachian Trail from New York to Vermont and tackled the John Muir Trail in California. 

We’re fortunate to have her as a part of our team!