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Craig Schiller

Sr. Associate

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Craig Schiller, MSSD, LEED AP, is a Senior Associate for Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) who works in both the sustainable buildings’ and communities’ practices. With RMI, Craig has managed a Superefficient Affordable Housing Design Challenge for university students, co-hosted a deep energy retrofit conference with the General Service Administration, helped formulate a new sustainable campuses initiative, and has been a core design team member for RMI’s new net-zero-energy headquarters. Craig currently works on an RMI team dedicated to increase energy efficiency and scale building retrofits in the city of Chicago.

BACKGROUND

Prior to joining RMI, Craig received a Masters of Science in Sustainable Design from Carnegie Melon University and spent several years as a green building researcher, advocate, and educator. He has consulted for a variety of clients including Xavier University, the Pittsburgh Public School District, and the National Wildlife Federation, and the Green Building Research Institute. Craig also founded Build to Teach LLC, a consulting and research firm that focuses on green schools and buildings that are being used as teaching tools for sustainability. He is particularly passionate about implementing sustainable education into both k-12 and higher education classrooms and had the opportunity to speak on the topic at TEDx Boulder.

EDUCATION

MS, Sustainable Design, Carnegie Mellon University graduated magna cum laude

BS, Geology & Geophysics, University of Wisconsin graduated on Dean’s List

BS, Environmental Studies, University of Wisconsin graduated on Dean’s List

Authored Blog Posts

Report Release: Mapping a Pathway to Low-Carbon Campuses

In Rocky Mountain Institute’s recently released report, Mapping a Pathway to Low-Carbon Campuses, we draw on best-in-class examples to celebrate the common elements that define leaders, and provide integrative approaches that campuses can use to go deeper in their pursuit of low-carbon campuses—including aiming for zero net carbon and beyond.

Excessive AC is a Hot Topic in the U.S.

A recent New York Times article, “Enduring Summer’s Deep Freeze,” described a scenario we’re unfortunately all to familiar with in the summer: over-air-conditioned buildings. While a blast of cold air may provide welcomed relief from a triple-digit-temperature day as you walk into a convenience store, many office workers can…