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 leads RMI’s REALIZE initiative in RMI’s Buildings Practice. REALIZE is focused on making net-zero residential retrofits standardized, affordable, convenient, and attractive through a model where retrofits are financed through utility savings, include a performance guarantee, and are delivered using semi-industrial approaches that allow for scale and simultaneous mass customization.
Martha is originally from El Paso, Texas, with professional experiences as varied as learning green building techniques as a construction intern from renegade eco architect Mike Reynolds, working in the ski industry, working for Rio Tinto’s Sustainable Development team, field organizing in northern New Mexico, and program trading in the equities division of Goldman Sachs.
BA, Stanford University
MBA and M.Sc., 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.”