David B. Goldstein Chair
David B. Goldstein, who co-founded IMT, has worked on energy efficiency and energy policy since the early 1970s. He currently co-directs the energy program of the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC).
Dr. Goldstein has been instrumental in the development of energy efficiency standards for new buildings and appliances that are currently in effect at the regional and national levels in the United States, Russia, Kazakhstan, and China. He negotiated the agreement that led to the National Appliance Energy Conservation Act of 1987, and has helped design energy efficiency programs with utilities and state regulatory agencies. He initiated and coordinated the dialogue that led to the adoption of tax incentives for efficient buildings in the U.S. in the Energy Policy Act of 2005. He was a founding director of the Consortium for Energy Efficiency and the New Buildings Institute.
Dr. Goldstein also initiated and directed research on how urban structure affects the usage of automobiles, and originated the Location Efficient Mortgage.
Dr. Goldstein received a Ph.D. in Physics from the University of California at Berkeley, and is a fellow of the American Physical Society and the recipient of its Leo Szilard Award for Physics in the Public Interest. He received a MacArthur Fellowship in 2002 and is the recipient of the California Alumni Association’s 2003 Award for Excellence in Achievement. He is the author of Saving Energy, Growing Jobs and Invisible Energy.
Henrietta Davis is the former Mayor of Cambridge, Mass. Prior to her time as Mayor, she served eight terms on the Cambridge City Council, acting as the City’s Vice Mayor twice during that time. Mayor Davis is a former Chair of the Cambridge City Council’s Environment Committee, past Chair of the National League of Cities’ Energy, Environment and Natural Resources Committee, and a former member of the Massachusetts Municipal Association Energy and Environmental Policy Committee.
Mayor Davis is a long-time advocate of energy efficiency and the environment. During her time in government, she was a key leader in the Cambridge City Council’s adoption of a green building policy for all new city buildings, and proposed that new school buildings be built to net-zero standards. As Mayor, she led the charge to found the Cambridge Compact for a Sustainable Future—a collaboration between the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Harvard University, and many of the city’s leading businesses. This organization is dedicated to working together to address climate change with a focus on energy use in buildings.
Mayor Davis is now a member of the Cambridge Net Zero Task Force, a municipal advisory committee that is developing a long-term plan to reduce carbon emissions, with the goal of achieving zero emissions by 2050 through energy efficiency and the generation of renewable energy.
Mayor Davis graduated from the University of Rochester, and holds a Master’ Degree in Social Planning from Boston College and a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government. In addition to her legislative work, Mayor Davis worked as a neighborhood planner and a freelance journalist, and served four terms on the Cambridge School Committee.
Peter Graham, Ph.D., is Executive Director of the Global Buildings Performance Network (GBPN), the new ClimateWorks Best Practices Network addressing the mitigation of greenhouse gas emissions from the buildings sector.
Peter has been the Technical Advisor and past Coordinator of the United Nations Environment Programme’s (UNEP) Sustainable Buildings and Climate Initiative, where he developed and managed many of UNEP’s key projects and publications in the building sector. Before coming to the GBPN, he was Head of Discipline for Architecture & Design at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia. In his career, Peter has worked closely with the public and private sectors to assist the global transition to a sustainable building industry.
Photo of Peter Graham: © Gregg Images / GBPN, 2012
Adam Hinge is the managing director of Sustainable Energy Partnerships, a small consulting firm specializing in energy efficiency program and policy issues. Sustainable Energy Partnerships works to initiate and implement viable energy efficiency projects in North America and developing countries around the world.
Hinge works as an advisor to utilities, government agencies, and others in developing energy efficiency market-transformation initiatives. Recent clients include the United Nations Development Program, the National Development and Reform Commission of China, the World Bank, and numerous private energy services providers and consumers.
Hinge has degrees in mechanical engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, is a registered Professional Engineer in New York, and serves as an adjunct research scholar at Columbia University's Center for Energy, Marine Transportation and Public Policy, part of the School of International and Public Affairs.
Charlotte Matthews is the Vice President of Sustainability for Related Companies, a real estate owner and developer with over $15 billion of best-in-class mixed-use, residential, retail, office, affordable housing, and neighborhood property. In 2008, the company committed to building green exclusively, and has since completed 14 LEED Silver and Gold properties and has another 30 underway, including two LEED for Neighborhood Development projects. Ms. Matthews' major project these days is the Hudson Yards microgrid.
In addition to her IMT board responsibilities, Ms. Matthews is the Vice-Chair of the Real Estate Roundtable Sustainability Policy Advisory Committee and a member of the Real Estate Board of New York—Sustainability Committee. Other recent engagements include co-chairing the Residential track of the NYC Building Resiliency Task Force; co-chairing the Construction Practices committee of the NYC Green Codes Task Force; participation on the DOE Energy Efficiency Buildings Hub—Industry Advisory Committee; and teaching at Columbia University in the GSAPP Masters in Real Estate Development program (2010-2014). Previously, Ms. Matthews co-chaired the Boston AIA Committee on the Environment and contributed to the development of DOE/EPA Lab21 EPC, LEED for Labs, and the consolidation of LEED from multiple specialized rating systems into one system for New Construction.
Ms. Matthews' career in green building began in an architecture firm and then moved through consulting and construction management before ending up in real estate development. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Science from Brown University.
Alan S. Miller
Alan Miller is a climate change and global environmental expert with more than 30 years of experience. He is currently a consultant on climate change policy and finance for several international organizations including UNDP, US AID, and the Asia Development Bank, as well as an adjunct visiting professor at the University of Michigan School of Law.
Until his retirement in December 2013, he was the Principal Climate Change Specialist in the Environment Department at the International Finance Corporation, the private-sector lending arm of the World Bank Group. Prior to joining the IFC in October 2003, Alan was climate change manager at the Global Environment Facility (GEF) Secretariat, overseeing a portfolio of more than 100 clean energy projects in developing countries. He is a widely published author on climate change, energy, and development, and his books include a leading environmental law textbook. He has degrees from Cornell University (A.B., government, 1971) and the University of Michigan (J.D. and M.P.P., 1974). He has been a Fulbright Scholar in Australia (1977) and Japan (1987).