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Jonny Kocher


Jonny Kocher is an Associate with RMI’s Carbon-Free Buildings Program, 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 (ZERO) 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, CA

Authored Works

Washington Can’t Wait to Electrify

In the midst of 2020 election limbo, the Washington State Department of Commerce quietly released a draft of its Washington State 2021 Energy Strategy. And it’s clear that Washington is not on track to reach its 2030 commitment target or its deeper decarbonization emissions target of being carbon neutral…