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Craig Schiller


Craig Schiller, MSSD, LEED AP, is a former Manager at Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) who worked in both the sustainable buildings’ and communities’ practices. With RMI, Craig managed a Superefficient Affordable Housing Design Challenge for university students, co-hosted a deep energy retrofit conference with the General Service Administration, helped formulate a new sustainable campuses initiative, and had been a core design team member for RMI’s new net-zero-energy headquarters. Craig worked on an RMI team dedicated to increase energy efficiency and scale building retrofits in the city of Chicago.


Craig received a Masters of Science in Sustainable Design from Carnegie Melon University and spent several years as a green building researcher, advocate, and educator. He has consulted for a variety of clients including Xavier University, the Pittsburgh Public School District, and the National Wildlife Federation, and the Green Building Research Institute. Craig also founded Build to Teach LLC, a consulting and research firm that focuses on green schools and buildings that are being used as teaching tools for sustainability. He is particularly passionate about implementing sustainable education into both k-12 and higher education classrooms and had the opportunity to speak on the topic at TEDx Boulder.


MS, Sustainable Design, Carnegie Mellon University graduated magna cum laude

BS, Geology & Geophysics, University of Wisconsin graduated on Dean’s List

BS, Environmental Studies, University of Wisconsin graduated on Dean’s List

Authored Works

Report Release: Mapping a Pathway to Low-Carbon Campuses

In Rocky Mountain Institute’s recently released report, Mapping a Pathway to Low-Carbon Campuses, we draw on best-in-class examples to celebrate the common elements that define leaders, and provide integrative approaches that campuses can use to go deeper in their pursuit of low-carbon campuses—including aiming for zero net carbon and beyond.


Excessive AC is a Hot Topic in the U.S.

A recent New York Times article, “Enduring Summer’s Deep Freeze,” described a scenario we’re unfortunately all to familiar with in the summer: over-air-conditioned buildings. While a blast of cold air may provide welcomed relief from a triple-digit-temperature day as you walk into a convenience store, many office workers can…


Building Energy Modeling for Owners and Managers: A Guide to Specifying and Securing Services

Building Energy Modeling for Owners and Managers: A Guide to Specifying and Securing Services was developed to help owners and managers define and procure modeling services in commercial new construction, renovation, or operation improvement projects. The topics and examples focus on issues relevant to the owner, including the value of…