Alisa Petersen

Alisa’s background is in mechanical engineering and energy sustainability. Alisa has been focused on increasing market penetration of net zero energy leased building by building a business case for developers and creating a roadmap to incorporate sustainability language into commercial building leases. Alisa is also working on increasing market penetration of NZE homes by making NZE economics more transparent and understood by the builder and policymaker community. Prior to joining RMI, Alisa worked for Seventhwave, a nonprofit energy efficiency company in Madison, Wisconsin, where she served as an Energy Engineer. At Seventhwave, Alisa provided technical assistance to building owners and design teams to help inform a more energy efficient building design. She also researched and wrote publications on building energy conservation measures including demand control kitchen ventilation, high efficiency refrigerated display cases, lighting task tuning, and cold climate facades.