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Jonny Kocher

Jonny Kocher

  • Carbon-Free Buildings

Jonny Kocher is an associate at RMI, where he supports city and state efforts to promote building electrification in the Western United States.


Jonny began his career as an environmental engineer for the City & County of San Francisco (CCSF) working to test wastewater effluent to ensure NPDES permit compliance at San Francisco International Airport (SFO). While working at SFO, he helped launch their energy efficiency program with a focus on zero net energy buildings. He also co-chaired the Zero Energy and Resilient Outcomes committee, which reviewed and selected $100 million worth of energy efficiency measures for SFO’s $7.3 billion dollar Ascent Program. He also helped lead in the certification of the CCSF’s first zero net energy building.


MS, Mechanical Engineering—Energy Systems, San Francisco State University

MS, Environmental Engineering, San Diego State University

BS, Civil Engineering, San Diego State University


Oakland, California

Authored Works

Washington Clean Buildings Bill Raises the Bar for Every State

Buildings are at the forefront of climate action in the state of Washington, spurred by Seattle’s recent adoption of an energy code that will require new large buildings to be fossil fuel free. Now legislators are considering an ambitious new bill stemming from Governor Jay Inslee’s comprehensive climate proposal.