Director, Building Decarbonization Coalition
Panama Bartholomy is the Director of the Building Decarbonization Coalition, a cross-sectoral initiative to eliminate greenhouse gas emissions from the built environment. Previously he directed the Investor Confidence Project where he worked to unlock capital markets for energy efficiency project development.
Panama was the Advisor on Energy and Natural Resources to California Assembly Speaker John A. Perez. He has served as Deputy Director of the California Energy Commission’s Efficiency and Renewables Division and advisor for Chairwomen Douglas and Pfannenstiel. He has worked for the California Conservation Corps on vocational environmental education, and ran the Sustainable Schools program for the Division of the State Architect. Panama served on the City of Sacramento Planning Commission and the County of Sacramento Environmental Commission, and is a former board member on the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and past president of the Northern California Chapter of the USGBC.