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Michael Gartman

Sr. Associate


  • Buildings

Michael utilizes a background in statistical analysis and energy modeling to develop analytical tools geared toward informing and facilitating real estate portfolio optimization strategies, synthesizing the deployment of energy efficiency and renewable energy projects over time and space.


Michael brings a diverse range of expertise in the construction industry to RMI’s buildings practice. His past work has included cost-estimating commercial solar installations, advising the County of San Diego’s 2013–2015 Sustainable Energy Plan, drafting legislation for PV-friendly permitting and installation standards, and constructing steel cable pedestrian bridges in rural Bolivia.


M.Sc., Building Systems Engineering, University of Colorado Boulder
B.Sc., magna cum laude, Construction Management, University of Colorado Boulder


Boulder, CO

Authored Works
Outlet Blog Post

Teaching Buildings to Swim in a Sea of Data

We have long used data to improve our buildings’ performance, and to inform building planning and operations. Building automation systems have replaced the manual operation of most large commercial buildings, and energy models utilizing data from existing buildings have been instrumental in informing energy codes and retrofit practices. Nevertheless, there’s…