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Brett Bridgeland

Brett Bridgeland

Manager
  • Carbon-Free Buildings

Brett Bridgeland is a manager with RMI’s Carbon-Free Buildings practice. He works on the Pathways to Zero Initiative, which focuses on driving the adoption of superefficient and net-zero energy buildings.

Background

Brett has 15 years of multi-disciplinary experience across architecture, energy engineering, and utility programs. He has designed, managed, or consulted on projects at all scales, from individual buildings to communities and districts, to national roadmaps. This is Brett’s second stint with RMI, and he has worked on a wide range of projects including: national building sector roadmaps; decarbonization approaches for existing buildings; grid interactive buildings and demand flexibility; technical and business models for net-zero developments; and many other forms of building energy analysis and strategy.

Brett previously worked at Slipstream in Chicago, IL, where he designed, launched, and managed utility energy efficiency programs for commercial, industrial, public sector, and all-electric residential new construction. He also provided engineering consulting and analysis on commercial energy efficiency projects. Brett started his career as a design architect, working for Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture in Chicago designing award-winning, high-performance buildings and districts across the United States, China, the Middle East, and India.

Brett is a licensed Architect (WI) and Certified Energy Manager®(CEM).

Education

MS, Civil & Environmental Engineering—Atmosphere/Energy, Stanford University

MArch, University of Illinois—Urbana/Champaign

BS, Architecture, University of Illinois—Urbana/Champaign

Location

Boulder, CO

Authored Works
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