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Alisa Petersen



Alisa Petersen is an Associate on Rocky Mountain Institute's Buildings team. She currently works on the Residential Energy+ initiative analyzing paths to zero carbon performance for existing residential buildings.

Prior to joining RMI, Alisa worked for Seventhwave, a nonprofit energy efficiency company in Madison Wisconsin, where she served as an Energy Engineer and Project Manager. At Seventhwave, Alisa provided technical assistance to building owners and design teams to help inform a more energy efficient building design. Although she analyzed all types of commercial buildings, she specialized in multifamily buildings and supermarkets. She also researched and wrote publications on building energy conservation measures including demand control kitchen ventilation, high efficiency refrigerated display cases, lighting task tuning, and cold climate facades. 


  • Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering, UW-Madison
  • Certificate in Engineering for Energy Sustainability, UW-Madison


  • LEED Accredited Professional, Building Design and Construction (LEED AP BD+C)
  • Engineer in Training (EIT) 
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