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Alison Berman

Alison E. Berman

Program Marketing Manager
  • Third Derivative

Alison is a communications leader who amplifies the voice and reach of Third Derivative, a global climate technology startup accelerator founded by RMI and New Energy Nexus in 2020. Third Derivative (D3) aims to accelerate the rate of climate innovation.


Before to joining RMI, Alison worked at future-focused think tank Singularity University since 2015, spearheading the organization’s thought leadership on exponential technologies and their transformative potential to solve global problems. Alison began her career working at the media houses Meredith Corporation and Rodale Inc. She has an eye for futures thinking, sci-fi, and climate inclusion.


B.A., English & Economics, Sarah Lawrence College


San Francisco, CA

Authored Works
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Driving Window Innovation to Combat Climate Change

From urban construction trends to aesthetic appeal and the many benefits of natural light indoors, windows are dominating more wall space in buildings than ever. And this global construction phenomenon isn’t going away. But there’s a glaring problem in this new equation: most windows today are massively inefficient, causing building energy consumption to skyrocket.