Michael is a sustainability professional with expertise in green buildings, solar PV, energy policy, and government relations. He serves as an energy management trainer and policy advisor for the U.S. Department of State on issues of energy diplomacy.
Through his firm, Mastering Green, he has advised the New York City Mayor's Office of Sustainability and Long Term Planning and the UN Development Programme on climate change adaptation measures in NYC and West Africa. Michael has managed government relations and business development efforts for government agencies, renewable energy firms, and non-profits, including the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Urban Green Energy, and World Learning.
An expert editor, strategist, and communicator, Michael brings particular competencies in carbon accounting, life cycle assessment, green buildings, and international development. He holds a MS in Sustainability Management from Columbia University and is a Certified Energy Manager, LEED AP O+M and NABCEP Solar PV Associate.