Koben Calhoun

Koben Calhoun

Koben is a former Principal in RMI’s Electricity program. Koben co-lead a new initiative at RMI to support and scale city efforts to procure and deploy clean and renewable energy. He also co-lead RMI’s support of the America’s Pledge Initiative on Climate to analyze, catalyze, and showcase climate leadership by US governors, mayors, and CEOs. While at RMI, Koben has also led a DOE-funded solar cost reduction project, industry engagements to scale commercial energy efficiency, and the development of community-based strategies to achieve deep carbon reduction goals.


Koben has experience in energy policy and economics, statistical analysis, and energy modeling. He has managed a national collaboration to research and implement clean energy infrastructure in cities, worked as a technical advisor on green building and zero energy projects, and consulted on developing new programs and policies to address the impacts of climate change on buildings and cities. While in graduate school at the University of Michigan, Koben focused on energy policy and researching the impacts of climate change on buildings and cities.


Master of Public Policy, Ford School of Public Policy, University of Michigan
Master of Urban Planning, Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning, University of Michigan
BA, Economics, University of Puget Sound