COVID-19 and the resulting economic downturn have turned the existing housing crisis from bad to worse. Renters in more than 8 million homes are behind on payments, and as they struggle to make ends meet, utility bills further burden tenants. Compounding this problem is a lack of energy efficiency…
Jake is working to help decarbonize the building sector in line with global climate goals, covering projects that relate to both building electrification and efficiency improvements, for both new and existing buildings. Much of this work focuses on informing policy with RMI’s techno-economic perspective.
Prior to joining RMI full time, Jake spent the summer of 2019 as a Schneider Fellow in RMI’s Office of the Chief Scientist, directly supporting Amory Lovins’s analysis and research — including the publication of “Recalibrating Climate Prospects.” Before RMI, Jake worked as a consultant at Campaign for Nature, helping to build the campaign during its earliest stages through research and stakeholder engagement. His other professional experiences include ecology research, public lands conservation, and government relations work with an energy and environment focus.
M.S. in Civil and Environmental Engineering (Atmosphere/Energy program), Stanford University
B.S. in Environmental Systems Engineering, Stanford University