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Matt Jungclaus

Manager
  • Carbon-Free Buildings

Matt Jungclaus is a former Manager with RMI’s buildings practice. He worked on the Pathways to Zero Initiative, which focuses on driving the adoption of superefficient and net-zero energy buildings. Matt proved the technical and business case for net-zero energy at the district scale through client-driven work for district-level building developments and through involvement in programs such as the Department of Energy’s Zero Energy District Accelerator. Matt led a market and policy analysis for major cities considering a policy that would require building energy upgrades at the point of sale, which could result in substantial building energy use reductions, job growth, and other key benefits. Matt’s work at RMI included developing a net-zero energy strategy for the McDonald’s Corporation and delivering integrative design workshops for federal and private sector clients.

Background

Matt’s core competencies lie in building science (including energy auditing and modeling), mechanical engineering, and project management.

Prior to joining RMI, Matt worked for CEG Solutions, an energy services company in Virginia, which he served as a technical analyst and a project manager for building energy projects in the public and private sectors. Before working for CEG, Matt worked as a residential energy auditor for the Local Energy Alliance Program (LEAP) in Charlottesville, VA. In these capacities, Matt built up his experience in energy modeling, energy auditing, data logging, and project management for projects in commercial office buildings, retail grocery stores, and residential buildings.

Education

B.Sc., summa cum laude, Mechanical Engineering, University of Virginia
Association of Energy Engineers, Certified Energy Manager® (CEM)

Location

Boulder, CO

Twitter

@MAJungclaus

Authored Works
Construction workers standing together on construction site
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Low-Cost, High-Value Opportunities to Reduce Embodied Carbon in Buildings

Buildings account for at least 39 percent of energy-related global carbon emissions on an annual basis. At least one-quarter of these emissions result from embodied carbon, or the carbon emissions associated with building materials and construction. The solutions for addressing embodied carbon in buildings have not been widely studied…

net zero commercial buildings in Denver
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Combating Climate Change through High-Performance Districts

If we are going to keep global temperature rise below 1.5°C, we need to fix our buildings. They are the largest end-users of energy, generating nearly 40 percent of annual global greenhouse gas emissions. However, addressing energy efficiency and renewable energy one building at a time will not be enough.

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Pittsburgh Paves the Way for a Zero-Energy City

Today, the City of Pittsburgh passed an important ordinance to help it reach its climate goals. All new and existing city facilities must be built or retrofit to net-zero energy (NZE) ready—an advanced level of building performance in which a building is designed to achieve net zero energy levels of…

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The Opportunity to Save Money, Energy, and Carbon With Grid-Interactive Efficient Buildings

This blog coincides with the launch of Rocky Mountain Institute’s (RMI’s) latest report, Value Potential for Grid-Interactive Efficient Buildings in the GSA Portfolio: A Cost-Benefit Analysis. The report provides lessons that could help any building owner to unlock the cost-, energy-, and carbon-savings potential of grid-interactive efficient buildings and…

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Zero Over Time Process Drives Existing Portfolios Toward Net Zero Energy

Net-zero energy (NZE) buildings are gaining interest from building owners, tenants, and landlords alike. RMI’s latest report, in partnership with Urban Land Institute (ULI), Best Practices for Achieving Zero Over Time for Building Portfolios, outlines our zero-over-time (ZOT) approach to help portfolio owners navigate the barriers to achieving net zero…