Martha Campbell

  • Carbon-Free Buildings

Martha Campbell is a principal in RMI’s Carbon-Free Buildings program where she oversees a portfolio of efforts focused on leveraging industrialized construction to leapfrog anemic rates of adoption of energy efficiency in order to fully decarbonize the built environment. In this role she has spearheaded a number of R&D efforts as well as founded REALIZE and the Advanced Building Construction Collaborative.

REALIZE aims to unlock a zero-carbon retrofit market in the United States by combining demand aggregation and supply chain coordination to deploy prefabricated building retrofit systems that are easy, fast, affordable, and equitable.  

Through the evolution of these efforts, Martha co-founded the Advanced Building Construction Collaborative, in partnership with the US Department of Energy and ADL Ventures. The Collaborative’s mission is to scale advanced building construction technologies and processes in order to rapidly scale decarbonization of the retrofit and new construction markets while empowering the competitiveness of the US construction sector globally.


Prior to RMI, Martha’s professional experiences include community organizing, green building, and program trading on Wall Street.


BA, Stanford University MBA and MS, University of Michigan


Oakland, CA



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.”