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.
Sandra is Program Director for Seventhwave, where she leads the Chicago team. Sandra directs Accelerate Performance, Seventhwave’s national initiative that brings performance-based procurement to scale for commercial new construction. Sandra also plays a key leadership role in Seventhwave’s delivery of commercial new construction services for ComEd and the gas utilities in northern Illinois. Sandra led the development of a Net Zero summit for private developers in Chicago that now serves as a platform for convening meaningful market transformation conversations with key stakeholders.
For more than 20 years, Sandra has designed and managed energy programs for utilities in Minnesota and Illinois. She embraces market-driven strategies that integrate with the green building movement. Sandra has extensive knowledge of applied sustainability practices that can be measured successfully. She is a high-performance leader who has the unique ability to engage stakeholders at multiple levels and inspire constituents to embrace sustainable practices. She is Past Chair of the USGBC Illinois chapter and serves as Greenbuild 2018 Host Committee Co-Chair.
Adam Hinge Treasurer
Adam Hinge manages Sustainable Energy Partnerships, a small New York-based consultancy providing energy efficiency program and policy advisory services to governments, large energy consumers and suppliers, and research and multilateral organizations around the world. He is involved with a variety of efforts working toward improving building energy performance around the U.S. and globally. He is involved in many international efforts to share international best practices on building energy efficiency policies and programs.
Adam is active in several energy and environmental professional organizations, including being a Fellow of ASHRAE, has served as Board Chair of the Northeast Sustainable Energy Association, and is an Adjunct Associate Professor at Columbia University’s Center School of International and Public Affairs. Prior to founding Sustainable Energy Partnerships in 1995, he held management positions at Niagara Mohawk Power Corporation (now part of National Grid) and the New York State Energy Office.
Charlotte Matthews is the Director of Sustainability at Sidewalk Labs, an Alphabet company setting out to develop a new city "from the internet up" with a goal of Climate Positive operations.
Ms. Matthews brings nearly 20 years of experience in the development, design, construction, and operation of green buildings and distributed generation-energy infrastructure. Most recently, Ms. Matthews led sustainability for Related Companies and its massive Hudson Yards' development.
Previous engagements include WRI Ross Center Advisory Group and WRI Board Advisor; 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; Vice-Chair of the Real Estate Roundtable Sustainability Policy Advisory Committee; Real Estate Board of New York—Sustainability Committee member; and teaching at Columbia University in the GSAPP Masters in Real Estate Development program (2010-2014).
Ms. Matthews holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Science from Brown University with a focus in Architecture and Engineering.
Joyce S. Mihalik, LEED AP, WELL AP
Joyce Mihalik, LEED AP, WELL AP, leads the Integrative Design Services group at Forest City Realty Trust, a team of engineers, architects and technical specialists who identify and implement best practices and standards for new construction design, sustainable programs, facilities and building systems. She holds degrees from The Ohio State University in Engineering and an MBA from the University of Akron. She is a LEED AP & WELL AP, and also serves as an Advisory committee chair for the Real Estate Roundtable, USGBC & DOE Real Estate Group and Board Member for the Institute for Market Transformation.