Madeline Cook

Market Consultant

Madeline is a consultant working on a variety of sustainability and housing and economic development efforts across the country.  As a market consultant to RMI’s REALIZE team, she works on expanding energy efficiency retrofit opportunities to portfolios of affordable housing while ensuring that the economic benefits of that work are shared equitably.  She is also a senior consultant to TDA Consulting where she continues to be engaged in Department of Housing and Urban Development projects nationally.

With nearly 20 years of experience, she is a bilingual urban planner with a strong commitment to affordable housing and community based economic development. As a recognized leader in green development and planning, her recent focus has been on ensuring that sustainability is fully integrated into housing and economic development projects. Fluent in Spanish, Madeline has worked extensively with low-income Latino communities. She has a keen understanding and enthusiasm for the importance of stakeholder engagement in creating and maintaining vibrant communities.


Prior to her work with RMI, she was the founding Program Director for the Green Development Center at LISC where she created and ran LISC’s national green program and worked with their 30 local offices and community developers to advance green affordable housing and sustainable planning projects. She is a LEED accredited professional with 18 years of experience in direct technical assistance to green projects including facilitating contractor, architect and engineer trainings.


Masters of City Planning, MIT’s Department of Urban Studies and Planning (DUSP)

BA, Economics and Political Sciences, Swarthmore College