Brett KenCairn

Senior Climate + Sustainability Coordinator at City of Boulder

Brett serves as the city of Boulder’s senior climate and sustainability coordinator. His primary responsibility is the ongoing evolution of the city’s climate action initiatives. He is also a team member on the city’s renewable energy strategy and action team. He currently manages a number of program areas including the city’s energy resilience project portfolio and the Renewable Heating and Cooling initiative (RH&C) project. He is a co-founder/organizer of a multi-city RH&C initiative that includes Burlington, VT; New York City; Washington, DC; and 12 other observer cities. This initiative is currently working with all of the major heat pump manufacturers serving North America to develop a market transformation strategy template for cities. Brett has an extensive background in community-based sustainable development, working in both rural, Native American, and other disadvantaged communities across the western U.S. He also is the founder or co-founder of four non-profits and two for-profits including the Rogue River Institute for Ecology and Economy, Veterans Green Jobs, and Community Energy Systems.