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David Smedick

David Smedick

Senior Associate
  • Carbon-Free Buildings

David is a senior associate with RMI’s Carbon-Free Buildings team. He works on federal and international policy initiatives to accelerate the building sector’s move off fossil fuels, encourage affordable and holistic retrofits, and grow good jobs.


Prior to joining RMI David spent eight years at the Sierra Club working with the Beyond Coal Campaign and the Beyond Dirty Fuels Campaign to build a robust and successful climate justice movement in the Mid-Atlantic. He developed and led efforts to retire coal-fired power plants, stop the expansion of fossil fuel infrastructure, grow clean energy, accelerate energy efficiency, increase electric vehicle commitments, and spark new building electrification campaigns. He previously worked at Southface Energy Institute in Atlanta, GA, focused on commercial green buildings.


MEM, Energy & the Environment, Duke University Nicholas School of the Environment
Graduate Certificate, Sustainable Systems Analysis, Duke University Nicholas School of the Environment
BA, Environmental Studies, American University
Chesapeake Regional Fellow, Environmental Leadership Program