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.
Matt Jungclaus is a Manager with RMI’s buildings practice. He works on the Pathways to Zero Initiative, which focuses on driving the adoption of superefficient and net-zero energy buildings. Matt proves 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 recently 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 past work at RMI includes developing a net-zero energy strategy for the McDonald’s Corporation and delivering integrative design workshops for federal and private sector clients.
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.
B.Sc., summa cum laude, Mechanical Engineering, University of Virginia
Association of Energy Engineers, Certified Energy Manager® (CEM)