Cliff Majersik is IMT’s Senior Advisor, Policy and Programs. Under his guidance as executive director from 2009–2019, IMT became a trailblazer in the energy efficiency field, recognized across the globe for accelerating investment in energy-efficient buildings through hands-on guidance, technical and market research, policy and program development, and promotion of best practices. A respected industry leader, Cliff frequently speaks to real estate, government, and energy service providers, often serving as a keynote speaker.
Cliff is a pioneer in reflecting building performance in appraisal, lending, building codes, and building performance policies that have gained national prominence. His advice is often sought on developing legislation, including instrumental work on the first-ever benchmarking and transparency law, the Clean and Affordable Energy Act of 2008 and the first-ever building performance standard (BPS), the Clean Energy DC Act of 2018 – both enacted in Washington, D.C. He has helped develop benchmarking and BPS laws in dozens of states and cities, including New York, California, St. Louis, Maryland, and Philadelphia, and he helped write the bipartisan, federal Energy Efficiency Improvement Act of 2015. He is also the lead author of IMT’s model building performance standard law, which now serves as the starting point for many state and local bills.
Cliff draws on previous experience as a management consultant, including an understanding of the complexity of change management and what influences company decision-making processes, to better promote the adoption of best practices. He is an active member of the District of Columbia Green Building Advisory Council, serves on the Board of Directors of the Emerald Cities Collective, and is a judge of the Nareit Leader in the Light Awards. A LEED Accredited Professional, Cliff holds a bachelor’s of arts degree in political economy from Williams College.
You can follow Cliff on Twitter at @IMTCliff.