Brett is a Manager in RMI’s Carbon-Free Buildings practice, supporting the REALIZE and Pathways to Zero initiatives. He is currently focused on demonstrating a highly scalable model for zero-carbon retrofits to low-income multifamily buildings. Brett also works on grid-integrated buildings and communities, exploring how distributed energy resources and demand flexibility can provide grid services and support increased renewables integration.
Before joining RMI, Brett worked at Energy Solutions, an employee-owned consulting firm focused on creating large-scale environmental impacts through market-based solutions. Brett’s core practice areas at Energy Solutions included energy and emissions modeling, microgrids, building energy design and simulation, and bus fleet electrification. Brett lead analytical work on a number of projects funded by the California Energy Commission investigating pathways to help California meet its aggressive energy and climate goals. Prior to Energy Solutions, Brett spent 10 years splitting his time as a contractor working on residential new construction and remodel projects, and as field faculty teaching mountaineering courses for NOLS.
Brett currently lives in a demonstration 100 percent solar-powered tiny house that he built with a team of students while in graduate school.
MPP, Energy Systems and Policy, UC Berkeley
Certificate in Engineering and Business for Sustainability, UC Berkeley
BS, Environmental Studies, UC Santa Cruz
BA, Philosophy, UC Santa Cruz