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.
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 in the Vice President of Sustainability for Related Companies, directing corporate sustainability strategy and overseeing green development activites. Related is a real estate developer/owner/manager with a portfolio valued at $12 billion.
Matthews is a member of New York City's Green Codes Industry Advisory Committee, which reviews and advises on department rules, legislation, research, and financing strategies concerning existing building retrofits and new construction. She is a special advisor to Columbia University's Masters in Real Estate Development program.
Prior to joining Related, Matthews was a senior sustainability manager with Bovis Lend Lease and a green building consultant with Steven Winter Associates. She is a past member of the USGBC's LEED for Labs and LEED for New Construction Core Committees, and the former chair of the Boston chapter AIA Committee on the Environment (COTE). She has a bachelor's 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 currently is 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).
Paul Waide became the Director of Navigant Consulting's European Energy Practice in July 2009.
From March 2004 until July 2009, he was Senior Policy Analyst in the Energy Efficiency and Environment Division of the International Energy Agency, where he had a prominent role in expanding the agency's work on energy efficiency. While at the IEA he helped the G8 countries to develop their plan of action addressing climate change, clean energy and sustainable development and initiated a process that led to the endorsement of 25 major energy efficiency policy recommendations by the G8 heads of state and IEA member governments.
Waide has provided analysis for the IEA's influential long-range energy scenarios, including the World Energy Outlook and Energy Technologies Perspectives publications, and is the principal author of some of the agency's main publications addressing energy efficiency policy and technology.
Waide has a Ph.D in applied energy from Cranfield University, an M.Sc. from Surrey University, and a B.Sc. in physics from Liverpool University.