Each year in China, 10 billion square feet of towering urban residential and commercial building space are added to an existing stock that’s already well over 200 billion square feet. Decarbonizing this massive amount of building space is an important undertaking for China, which stands by its 2016 ratification of…
Mike is a former manager on RMI’s buildings practice. He worked primarily on business and finance solutions for implementing efficiency and solar in commercial real estate and district development. His work included writing “how-to” guides on retrofit analysis (Department of Energy Advanced Energy Retrofit Guides) and making the business case (RMI Deep Retrofit Value Guides), as well as introducing innovative finance mechanisms to international audiences (PACE financing for the China Ministry of Finance). He has managed project teams of 2–4 RMI engineers and analysts to deliver insights and build the business case for major companies and government entities to invest in multi-million dollar efficiency programs. Mike also drove the development of an RMI buildings initiative in China to implement near-zero carbon emissions districts.
Prior to RMI, Mike researched and published on the effectiveness of green building rating systems as well as on science, technology, and society (STS).
EDUCATION & AWARDS
M.Sc., Architectural Engineering, University of Colorado at Boulder
BA, Philosophy, Saint John’s University
WHY DO YOU LOVE WORKING AT RMI?
“My colleagues take information about the world and create stories for impact in ways that continue to amaze me.”