Brian Rener

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“With good engineering design, communities and buildings can be places of sustainability, resilience and transformation,” Brian suggests. “We help clients and communities with innovative designs of power and lighting systems, which drive further innovation and better living.” It’s a principle Brian puts into practice as an electrical engineer (and discipline leader) in the Chicago office and in his own community of Lake Bluff. As a member of the Village Board of Trustees and co-chair of the Sustainability and Community Enhancement Advisory Committee, he’s been instrumental in improving Lake Bluff’s urban infrastructure and sustainable practices. Brian has considerable admiration for the “visionary genius” of Nikola Tesla. “What strikes me most is his ability to conceive new concepts creatively—often completing a whole concept his mind, before putting it down on paper,” he marvels. “His prototypes changed the world.”