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Kelly Vaughn

Program Marketing Director

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  • Communications
  • Development

Kelly is a Program Marketing Director with RMI’s communications team, where she manages communications strategy and campaign implementation for the buildings and development teams.

BACKGROUND

Kelly was RMI’s senior PR coordinator from 2008–2012 departing to serve as the director of communications for the Town of Snowmass Village. There, she was responsible for overseeing and executing all facets of marketing and communications for the government organization, supporting nine departments, and driving a deeper level of community engagement. She also served as liaison to the town’s environmental advisory board and helped champion significant investments in building efficiency and resource conservation while updating the town’s sustainability plan. Her background includes collegiate soccer recruiting and coaching, and communications consulting for nonprofits. Kelly has extensive experience in marketing and communications strategy, public relations, writing, and internal communications.

EDUCATION & AWARDS
  • MA, Communications, University of Dubuque
  • BA, Studio Art, Colorado College
LOCATION

Basalt, CO

TWITTER HANDLE

@KellyAVaughn

WHY I LOVE WORKING AT RMI

“I am proud that the work I do, and the people I work with everyday, are doing something positive for our future. As a mother, I can’t imagine a world where my daughter can’t enjoy the outdoors, or have access to clean air. I am challenged, invigorated, and inspired by RMI’s mission and vision.”

 

 

Authored Works
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COP24: Calling on the World to Act

Three years after the landmark Paris agreement was signed, more than 190 countries are meeting at COP24 in Katowice, Poland, to design the “rulebook” for the global climate deal and figure out the details around how to translate these bold and binding goals into action and results. For Rocky Mountain…

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Social Equity, Affordable Housing, and the Net-Zero Energy Opportunity

Think of a net-zero energy (NZE) home, and it’s likely that you imagine a single-family house in a well-to-do neighborhood, with a roof covered in solar panels and an electric car parked in the driveway. This is a pleasant picture, but it highlights two underlying assumptions many of us have:…

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Rebuilding America and the “New Normal” of Resilience

This year’s hurricane season is the most expensive on record, with $202.6 billion in damages according to Bloomberg. These storms across the Atlantic had devastating impacts on people’s lives and homes, on communities, and on infrastructure in the hardest-hit areas. In fact, the damage from Hurricane Harvey is still…

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The Power of Innovation to Cut Carbon: WattTime at COP23

Today at the Conference of the Parties to the UN Convention on Climate Change (COP23), WattTime—a Rocky Mountain Institute subsidiary—and Microsoft launched a new way to give customers the power to understand and reduce their carbon emissions. WattTime is now supporting European data on carbon emissions, with…

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The Race to the Top in Home Energy Performance Data: Why It Pays to Go First

Download RMI’s latest report, An MPG for Homes: Driving Visible Value for Home Energy Performance in Real Estate. There is tremendous risk and reward to being a first mover. News that Tesla overtook Ford in market value is perhaps the most illustrative example of what’s possible when innovative technologies…

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Leveraging the Power of Data to Reduce the Home Energy Burden

RMI’s Residential Energy+ team knows that one key to changing markets is by making the right information available to consumers. Energy costs are an important part of home ownership, yet most people have no easy way to estimate them. Nor do they have any idea what energy upgrades might be…

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Three Top Trends Driving Green Lease Leaders

This summer, the Institute for Market Transformation (IMT) and the U.S. Department of Energy’s Better Buildings Alliance announced the new class of Green Lease Leaders, a designation that recognizes companies that have successfully modernized their lease language to include energy efficiency, and encourage landlord-tenant collaboration around sustainability goals. Rocky…

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Insight Brief Release: How to Scale Home Energy Financing Products

For homeowners making a decision about how to finance a home purchase, options are relatively consistent regardless of where you live. Mortgages rates and terms are comparable across markets and more dependent on your own personal preferences than location—making a potential homebuyer’s financing decision much more straightforward. But decisions about…