Reducing the impact that buildings have on climate change is a global issue, but tackling this effectively requires gathering, contextualizing, and distributing information on best practices with sensitivity to the political, cultural, and financial realities of each region.
Jayson Antonoff is based in the office of the Institute for Market Transformation (IMT) in Washington, DC.
Before joining IMT in May 2012, Jayson was the Energy/Climate Change Policy Advisor for the City of Seattle’s Office of Sustainability and the Environment. There, he initiated and implemented programs to meet the city's goals for energy efficiency and greenhouse gas reduction within the built environment. He was responsible for developing Seattle’s program for mandatory benchmarking and disclosure of energy performance for almost 9,000 nonresidential and multifamily buildings. He also led the city’s efforts to pilot the development of an outcome-based energy code model.
Previously, Jayson consulted on the deployment of renewable energy resources and was co-founder of i-sustain, a sustainability consulting and public advocacy company. He graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a B.S. in Electrical Engineering and received an M.S. in Sustainable Energy Planning from Aalborg University in Aalborg, Denmark.
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