Last week, the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) announced it will stop insuring new mortgages on homes with property assessed clean energy (PACE) loans. As to what motivated its decision—according to its letter to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development—the FHA is “concerned with the lack of consumer…
Martha Campbell is one of the premier national experts on industrialized zero-carbon retrofitting systems for multifamily buildings. As a principal in RMI’s Carbon-Free Buildings team, Martha launched and leads the REALIZE initiative, which aims to unlock US retrofit markets by driving market transformation across four strategic pillars: standardized retrofit technology development, demand generation, streamlined financing, and policy enablement. Martha also cofounded and leads the US Department of Energy’s Advanced Building Construction Collaborative to help the United States remain globally competitive in high-performance prefabricated and modular approaches for building retrofits and new construction.
Prior to RMI, Martha engaged in a range of professional experiences, including working for Rio Tinto’s Sustainable Development team, field organizing in northern New Mexico, and program trading in the Equities division of Goldman Sachs. She also studied green building techniques under renegade eco-architect Mike Reynolds. She is a Certified Passive House Consultant and continues to feed her passion for buildings and design as the recently nominated and selected Public Director for the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture.
B.A., Stanford University
MBA and M.S., University of Michigan
Stanford Lightweight Crew Team Captain
Why I Love Working at RMI
“I am continually inspired by the potential of new technologies and business models to create a clean, beautiful, and prosperous planet for all. This philosophy is innate to how RMI tackles the work we do. I am lucky to be surrounded by visionary colleagues who share the same passion and commitment to this approach.”