Lindsay Rasmussen

Lindsay Rasmussen

  • Third Derivative

Lindsay is a manager on RMI’s Third Derivative team, where she leads the research and due diligence efforts for building sector and land use startups. Previously, on RMI’s Urban Transformation team, her work entailed helping cities meet ambitious equity and climate action goals. Her projects focus on nature-based solutions, city cooling and reducing the urban heat island effect, embodied carbon in city infrastructure, and urban planning and policy for meeting the 1.5°C target.


Lindsay’s background includes architecture, embodied carbon, and high-performance building design. Prior to joining RMI, Lindsay worked for Architecture 2030, a nonprofit dedicated to rapidly decarbonizing the global built environment, where she managed the organization’s education and embodied carbon initiatives. There, Lindsay managed a global online conference on comprehensive building-sector decarbonization. Additionally, she led the research for and development of the Carbon Smart Materials Palette, which identifies attribute-based approaches to embodied carbon reduction in both high-impact and “carbon-smart” materials. She also organized and cofacilitated a leadership summit focused on wood, forestry, and climate impact and benefits of scaling mass timber.


Bachelor of Architecture, University of Oregon (minor in Environmental Studies)

Certified Passive House Consultant
Associate AIA member
Previously an advisory member of the AIA Materials Knowledge Working Group


Santa Fe, NM