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Sheldon Mendonca

  • Carbon-Free Buildings

Sheldon is a manager with RMI’s buildings practice where he leads strategic decarbonization projects with building portfolio owners across multiple sectors, including federal and city governments, commercial real estate, and large corporate portfolios.


Sheldon has worked internationally having successfully completed projects in Canada, Singapore, and India. In addition to working with multinational corporations, research firms, and international non-profits, he has worked with grassroots organizations focused on improving clean energy access to poor underserved communities in rural India.

His projects have covered net-zero energy districts, co-generation design, energy audits, feasibility studies, and using software like CAD, eQuest, and Energy+.

Prior to joining RMI, Sheldon worked as a lead mechanical engineer, designing co-generation plants and conducting energy audits and feasibility studies for large commercial and multi-family facilities in New York City.


MSc, Energy Management and Systems Technology, New York Institute of Technology

BS, Mechanical Engineering, Manipal Institute of Technology

Energy Management Achievement Award, New York Institute of Technology, 2011


Boulder, CO

Why I Love Working At RMI

“I feel grateful to work with likeminded people, proud to contribute toward RMI’s vision, and inspired by the impact of our work”