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Sneha Ayyagari

Senior Associate
  • Carbon-Free Buildings

Sneha is a Senior Associate within RMI’s Carbon-Free Buildings Practice, utilizing a background in civil and environmental engineering to help advocate for policies and technologies that contribute to more just and sustainable built environments.

Background

Previously, Sneha worked in the Climate and Clean Energy team at the Natural Resources Defense Council where she conducted qualitative and quantitative research and analysis on federal and state level renewable energy and energy efficiency policies. She helped advocate for energy efficiency policies in New York State, working with a variety of stakeholders in the public and private sectors. She has previously held fellowships at the Tomkat Center for Sustainable Energy in California and at Green Empowerment in Nicaragua. Her graduate studies focused on environmental design and construction, project management, and energy systems.

Education

MS, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Sustainable Design and Construction, Stanford University

BS, Environmental Systems Engineering, Stanford University

LEED Green Associate

Authored Works
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Denver’s Bold New Plan for Carbon-Free Buildings

Denver leaders are setting a high bar for other cities in Colorado and nationwide with the release of an ambitious new climate plan focused on buildings. The plan lays out a roadmap to achieve all-electric buildings, setting clear targets to phase out fossil fuels in both homes and commercial buildings.

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New Resources for Cities to Unlock Housing Improvements

As we all spend significantly more time inside our homes during COVID-19 shelter-in-place and stay-at-home orders, understanding how our homes perform (and the implications for affordability, comfort, and health) has arguably never been more important. And yet in most parts of the country, the status-quo is that residents…

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Getting to Zero in Buildings: Insights from zLab

In October, 2019, Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) and New Buildings Institute (NBI) organized an inaugural zLab to bring together industry leaders to brainstorm solutions and develop action plans around three topics: building electrification for decarbonization, advanced decarbonization policies for existing buildings, and unlocking new value through grid-interactive buildings. RMI has…

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Surviving the Next Polar Vortex

One year ago this week, the Midwest was under siege from the “polar vortex” that caused subzero temperatures and power outages across Illinois, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Virginia, and New Jersey. In light of the fact that climate change is projected to increase the frequency and severity of these events,…