Principal, Buildings, Rocky Mountain Institute
Martha Campbell leads Rocky Mountain Institute’s REALIZE initiative in RMI’s Building Practice. REALIZE is focused on making net-zero residential retrofits standardized, affordable, convenient, and attractive through a model where retrofits are financed through utility savings, include a performance guarantee, and are delivered using semi-industrial approaches that allow for scale and simultaneous mass customization. Currently, Martha is launching the ABC Collaborative, a partnership with ADL Ventures, Association for Energy Affordability, Vermont Energy Investment Corporation, Passive House Institute US, and the Department of Energy. The ABC Collaborative is working to build a broad-based coalition that accelerates the adoption of innovative high-performance construction technologies by major building owners for both retrofits and new build projects, through scalable industrialized technologies and practices (such as modular/off-site prefabricated methods).
Martha is originally from El Paso, Texas, with professional experiences as varied as learning green building techniques as a construction intern from renegade eco architect Mike Reynolds, working in the ski industry, working for Rio Tinto’s Sustainable Development team, field organizing in northern New Mexico, and program trading in the equities division of Goldman Sachs. Martha received her BA from Stanford University and her MBA and MS in Finance and Sustainable Systems from the University of Michigan.