Promoting energy efficiency in buildings through innovative financing tools, PPPs, policy initiatives and
effective marketing & communication strategies. Keen ability to bridge public and private sector interests to scale clean energy investment. Passionate about cleantech innovations.
I promote the PACE financing model in Europe. PACE or property assessed clean energy financing has been extremely successful in the United States, Canada and Australia, where PACE funded projects amount to over $4 billion. I partnered with GNE Finance to bring the PACE model to several European countries. At the moment we are pursuing an Horizon 2020 grant from the European Commission in order to conduct market search and a proof of concept pilot.
I'm part of a small team developing an innovative leadership initiative, Buildings 2030, to foster building improvements in Europe. Buildings 2030 is focused on minimizing market fragmentation with regards to Health, Wellbeing and Productivity (HWP) indicators for energy efficiency buildings. We work with the private sector , on the one hand, and with the European Commission, on the other, in order to bring together the market perspective and legislative framework.
As a PACENation Fellow, my goal is to accelerate the development of the PACE market and lower barriers to entry for new PACE service providers. I advise on the organizational development and work on ad hoc projects.
I promoted energy efficiency and renewable energy in buildings through an innovative financing mechanism - Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE). I worked with building owners, local governments, project developers, funders, and contractors to help grow the market for PACE financing.
I was part of a multi-disciplinary group that provided feedback throughout the development of model PACE program in Utah.
As a research assistant, I worked on multiple articles and publications. I co-edited "Alaska Politics and Public Policy: The Dynamics of Beliefs, Institutions, Personalities, and Power" book and co-authored a number of articles on Latin American politics, for instance "Interest groups and lobbying in Latin America: theoretical and practical considerations" published in the Journal of Public Affairs in 2013.
Produced policy recommendations for the international sustainable development field, including aid distribution by sector, island, and project
Specialty: Governance & Rights, GPA 3.95
Specialty: Economics, Political Science and Anthropology, Minor in French, GPA 3.93 • Magna Cum Laude; Outstanding Graduate in Social Sciences