Edward Borgstein

Regional Program Coordinator
  • Africa Energy Program

Edward is a regional program coordinator with RMI’s Africa Energy program in Sub-Saharan Africa. He has 10 years’ experience leading engineering teams developing solutions for energy efficiency and renewable energy.


Prior to joining RMI, Edward spent six years in Brazil, where he founded an energy consultancy cooperative, Mitsidi, which has become a leading regional advisor on energy efficiency and distributed generation for governments and major organisations.

Collaborating with the Sustainable Construction Council in Brazil, Edward developed national building energy benchmarks, launched an efficient cities initiative and prepared the technical baseline for net-zero energy buildings. He has worked with IFC (World Bank Group) on the Cities and Climate business for Latin America and has led engineering consultancy teams auditing and commissioning buildings and industries. He also collaborates extensively with academia.

Earlier in his career, Edward helped launch an innovative green building business in London, where he developed award-winning domestic efficiency solutions and built the UK’s first Passivhaus retrofits.


BA (Hons), Engineering, University of Cambridge

MEng, Engineering (Energy and Environment), University of Cambridge

CEng MCIBSE, Chartered Engineer

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