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Amar Shah

  • Carbon-Free Buildings

Amar is a Manager on RMI’s Carbon-Free Building team, responsible for cross-cutting analytics to build a fact base on fossil fuels in buildings and identify highest priority opportunities.


Prior to RMI, Amar spent twelve years at Applied Predictive Technologies (APT), helping Global 2000 companies deploy data analytics capabilities to improve decision-making and go-to-market strategies. He has led engagements across three continents, with diverse industries spanning retail, financial services, telecommunications, pharmaceuticals, and manufacturing. Amar held a variety of market leadership, delivery, and product management roles, including Division Lead for Australia/New Zealand. Following acquisition of APT by MasterCard, Amar served as Vice President, Data & Services for MasterCard, where he was responsible for analytic partnerships with US Financial Institutions.


Amar holds a BA in Economics from the University of Virginia, where he graduated with Distinction. He was a 2019 Fellow at the Clean Energy Leadership Institute.


Oakland, CA

Authored Works

Heat Pumps: A Practical Solution for Cold Climates

It’s almost winter in the Northern Hemisphere; time for people to snuggle up with their families (including the four-legged members), cultivate the now-international practice of hygge, and find other ways to deal with the relative lack of sun. The cold is coming, and with it comes the question of…

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All-Electric New Homes: A Win for the Climate and the Economy

Buildings are quickly becoming a cornerstone of ambitious climate policy, as policymakers recognize they can’t achieve the necessary science-based emissions reductions without tackling this stubborn sector. This means states and cities across the country won’t meet their climate goals if new buildings in their jurisdiction include fossil fuel systems that…


California Can’t Wait on All-Electric New Building Code

In the past year, California cities have captured national attention with groundbreaking policies to reduce the use of fossil fuels in buildings, cutting carbon emissions and safeguarding public health in the process. This momentum has centered on an important first step: ensuring new buildings are efficient, modern, and all-electric. Still,…