Greg Kats


Greg Kats is President of Capital E, which works with cities, companies and financial institutions to design, scale, and implement clean energy and low carbon strategies and technologies. Greg is also Managing Director of ARENA Investments, LCC, which invests in clean energy growth firms. Greg led the development of IPMVP—the global energy and water efficiency design, measurement, and verification standard that is design basis for $50 billion in energy efficiency financing. He helped found LEED, the international green building standard, and was the first recipient of the USGBC Lifetime Achievement Award. Greg was also awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Alliance to Save Energy. Greg served for six years as the Director of Financing for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy at the U.S. Department of Energy. He also served as Managing Director for the multi-billion-dollar global clean energy VC/PE firm Good Energies, investing $1.6 billion in renewable energy, energy efficiency, smart grid, and green building companies globally. Greg has served on the Boards of Directors of a dozen clean energy firms. He served as the Principal Advisor in designing and developing Green Communities, the national green affordable housing design standard that has served as the design basis for 50,000 units of green affordable housing to date. Greg served on the D.C. Mayor’s Green Ribbon Task Force, is a founder of the country’s first green bank, is a founder of the American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE), and chairs the congressionally established advisory board guiding the greening of 430,000 federal buildings.

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1 Feb 2018

This report provides an in-depth analysis of the costs and benefits of applying a set of smart surface solutions1 , including cool roofs, green roofs, solar PV, and permeable and reflective pavements and road surfaces across three cities: El Paso, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C. The...

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