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Michael Gartman

Senior Associate
  • Buildings

Michael supports RMI’s Residential Energy+ and Building Electrification initiatives, and is currently focused on providing both project developers and policymakers with the information and resources they need to drive a market shift toward a more efficient, affordable, and equitable housing stock.


Michael utilizes a background in cost estimating and project management that comes from a diverse array of experience in the construction industry. His past work has included serving over 30 cities through ongoing technical assistance on residential policies, cost-estimating over 1,000 commercial energy retrofits and solar installations, and building bridges in South America.


M.Sc., Building Systems Engineering, University of Colorado Boulder
B.Sc., magna cum laude, Construction Management, University of Colorado Boulder


Boulder, CO

Authored Works
Outlet Blog Post

Teaching Buildings to Swim in a Sea of Data

We have long used data to improve our buildings’ performance, and to inform building planning and operations. Building automation systems have replaced the manual operation of most large commercial buildings, and energy models utilizing data from existing buildings have been instrumental in informing energy codes and retrofit practices. Nevertheless, there’s…