Erin Sherman

Erin Sherman

Senior Associate
  • Carbon-Free Buildings

Erin is a senior associate at RMI in the Carbon-Free Buildings Program, where she supports the Codes for Climate Initiative to accelerate progress toward building codes and performance standards aligned with the goal of securing a 1.5°C future by 2030.


Prior to joining RMI in 2021, Erin’s work focused on the intersection of climate action and behavioral science. For over five years, she led teams at ideas42, partnering with cities, states, nonprofits, and mission-driven companies to drive diverse behaviors, including taking public transit, installing smart thermostats, voting in midterm elections, and switching to clean electricity or a fossil-free financial institution. Erin started her career at Opower, where she managed, targeted, and ran experiments on the content in home energy reports sent to millions of US households. Erin authored or co-authored work appearing in Nature Climate Change, Nature Human Behavior, STAT, the Association for Public Policy Analysis & Management Conference, and the Behavior, Energy, and Climate Change Conference.


BA, Psychology, Princeton University


Washington, D.C.