Sneha Ayyagari

  • Buildings

Sneha is an Associate within RMI’s 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. She primarily supports the Residential Energy+ and Pathways to Zero initiatives.


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.


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

BS, Environmental Systems Engineering, Stanford University

LEED Green Associate


Oakland, CA

Authored Works
Outlet Blog Post

Equity and Climate: A Solution for Home Rentals

Lack of affordable housing and energy burdens plague many people and communities. Cities throughout the United States are looking for solutions to create greater equity. Many of these cities are part of the over 3,600 US cities, states, and businesses that have pledged support for the goals established in the…

Outlet Blog Post

How Cities Can Improve Homes

The way we use energy makes a big difference in our lives in how safe, comfortable, and productive we are. In addition to impacting our individual lives, energy use in homes makes up a large part of energy use in the United States. The residential sector accounts for 20…