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Professional Profiles


Professional Profile: Ilona Johnson 2015


  • Title: Associate
  • Company: Lilker EMO Energy Solutions
  • Location: New York, N.Y. and Falls Church, VA
  • Birthplace: Vienna, Austria

Education: BS Engineering Science, Smith College; Working on M.Eng in Mechanical Engineering, University of Maryland

First job outside of real estate: Consultant for Department of Energy Industrial Technologies Program.

First job in real estate or allied field: Energy auditor for EMO Energy Solutions. 

What do you do now and what are you planning for the future? I spend my time helping people make their buildings awesome. I provide technical and management oversight for multiple services, including retrocommissioning, energy auditing, LEED and Enterprise for Green Communities consulting, and commissioning.

How do you unwind from a busy day in real estate?  I like to go hiking with my fiancé and friends almost every weekend. 

Rules to live by in business:  We spend time talking about building energy management, but it’s just as important to think about internal energy management. The best way to stay energized at the office is to love what we do.