Michael is a Senior Associate within RMI’s Building Practice, where he is currently working to develop analytical methods for aggressive building portfolio retrofit plans. He has a background in sustainable building design, project management, and the modeling of complex energy and economic systems. Michael joined RMI in March 2015.
Before joining RMI, Michael worked for Reno Contracting in San Diego, where he estimated commercial solar installations and helped create the County’s 2013-2015 Sustainable Energy Plan. He has also worked with the Center for the New Energy Economy (CNEE) to draft PV-friendly legislation in Colorado, with Bridges to Prosperity to design and construct pedestrian bridges in rural areas of South America, and as an independent residential energy efficiency consultant.
Michael earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees at CU Boulder, where he specialized in building engineering (including mechanical systems, structural systems, and construction processes). During his time at CU he also studied renewable energy technologies, pioneered the design of building-integrated farming systems, and accumulated over 1,500 hours of community service.
- Master of Science, Building Systems Engineering, University of Colorado Boulder, 2014
- Bachelor of Science, magna cum laude, Construction Management, University of Colorado Boulder, 2012