Jane Talkington- Sustainability Consultant & Writer

Jane Talkington is pursing a PhD in Sustainable Development in the Environmental Science department at Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, Oklahoma. Jane’s academic background includes a marketing degree from OSU and an MBA from the University of Tulsa. She has used her expertise in new product development for her own consumer products, start-up entrepreneurs, and corporations such as Apple, Nike, OSU, Koch Fuels, etc. Her current focus is ecological architecture, urban design history, and architectural engineering. With OSU’s new world-class Daylighting Lab and Helidon, Jane can use engineering and economic models to optimize the “green architecture design” of passive solar heating, solar shading, daylighting, and natural ventilation. She recognizes that designing with nature lowers operating costs for the life of the building permanently lessening the global footprint.

Her passions are the social dynamics of community building and its larger impacts on society and the study of how paradigm shifts occur and diffuse. As an avid reader across many disciplines, she brings a wealth of insights and energy to the residential home building industry.

Jane is a relentless advocate of green building. She is a member of the AIA-COTE (Committee on the Environment) chapter in Tulsa, the USGBC chapter in Oklahoma City, and OSN (Oklahoma Sustainability Network). Jane Talkington is known as an enthusiastic communicator, a dedicated university liaison, but most of all as a writer who is devoted to a sustainable future through green building and holistic design. She has been dubbed the “Green Queen.”