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Zihe Meng

Sr. Associate


  • China

Zihe is a Senior Associate at RMI, where she primarily works on the Reinventing Fire: China project and the following city engagement initiatives. Zihe joined RMI in June 2015.


In 2014, Zihe interned in RMI’s Snowmass office where she supported the Reinventing Fire: China project’s transportation work. She conducted research on vehicle efficiency improvement and implementation, focusing on the China market. While pursuing a Master’s degree in Engineering Management from Duke University, she worked as a student consultant for FHI360 on a consulting practicum, helping with the Business Solutions group with project engagement and outreach plan.

Prior to graduate school, she studied applied mathematics and participated in two mathematical contests in modeling. Zihe also worked for Daimler on a SAP project for Mercedes-Benz plants, supporting the Future IT Landscape of the joint venture between Daimler and Beijing Automobile Group.


  • Master of Engineering Management, Duke University
  • B.Sc., Mathematics & Applied Mathematics, Renmin University of China
Authored Works
Outlet Blog Post

A Necessary Low-Carbon Development Strategy for Chinese Buildings

China has the opportunity to improve the thermal comfort of building occupants without increasing energy use by designing new buildings (and retrofitting old ones) to have many of the passive features that RMI’s Innovation Center demonstrates. These features require very low levels of energy to fuel them, and deliver thermal comfort that is better than what most Chinese buildings are delivering now.