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Yu Ann Tan

Yu Ann Tan

  • Carbon-Free Buildings

Yu Ann Tan is an associate with RMI’s Carbon-Free Building program where she works to provide regulatory and policy solutions to support city and state efforts in decarbonizing their building stock. Most recently, she has been working on the health and air quality ramifications of building electrification across the country.


Yu Ann comes to RMI with experience in the deep decarbonization of affordable housing in New York City. Yu Ann deepened her deep decarbonization knowledge when she was selected as an Environmental Defense Fund Climate Corps (EDFCC) fellow in 2019 with the New York City Housing Authority. Yu Ann received her Master of Public Administration from Columbia University, focused on energy and environment.


MPA, Energy and Environment, Columbia University
BSocSc, Psychology and Journalism, University of Hong Kong

Authored Works
Happy family in their new home

Decarbonizing Homes

To meet U.S.’ climate goals and protect public health, we need to comprehensively retrofit low-income households through beneficial electrification.


Tackling NO2 from All Sources to Help Fight COVID-19

As the COVID-19 pandemic relentlessly creeps closer to claiming a million lives worldwide, it’s never been more important to understand what makes us vulnerable to the worst effects of the virus. While the risk factors of COVID-19 are still under extensive investigation, new research shows that air pollution plays…