Lotte Schlegel is the Executive Director of the Institute for Market Transformation (IMT), a national nonprofit organization that is laser-focused on increasing energy efficiency in buildings to save money, drive economic growth, reduce harmful pollution, and tackle climate change. Under her guidance, IMT is 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.
As IMT’s Executive Director, Lotte guides the organization’s growth and leads the implementation of its multi-year strategic plan. She oversees internal operating systems and processes with an eye on both big-picture vision and tactical execution.
Previously, Lotte worked as the Vice President for Business Development and Operations for an international water and energy efficiency implementation company where she developed market entry strategy, programs, and business opportunities. Prior to that, Lotte served as IMT’s Chief Operating Officer and was an analyst for the Maine Public Utilities Commission, focusing on electric utility rate cases, energy procurement, and electric reliability issues, and helping run a residential energy efficiency and clean energy program. She has also worked in scientific research and conservation.
Lotte first became interested in energy efficiency while living “off grid” and relying exclusively on solar and wind power for water pumping and electricity. She is a graduate of Wellesley College and holds an MBA from Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business.