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Christine Brinker is a Senior Associate in SWEEP’s Buildings Efficiency program, where she specializes in commercial building energy efficiency, including high performance buildings, benchmarking and transparency, state and local policies, net zero buildings, beneficial electrification, and commercial building energy code adoption and compliance. She’s been with SWEEP for 15 years, and before that worked at ESOURCE advising utilities on clean energy technologies and distributed energy strategy. She also spent two years living and working in Niger, West Africa, teaching environmental science in French and Zarma. She graduated Summa Cum Laude with Distinction with a BA in Economics and Environmental Policy from the University of Colorado at Boulder, where she focused on clean energy economics and sustainable energy policy.

Her work at SWEEP involves helping state and local governments plan or improve energy efficiency policies and programs for the built environment, helping local jurisdictions update their energy codes, writing state legislation, serving as an expert witness for bills or dockets, designing and expanding benchmarking and transparency policies, pushing appliance standards, facilitating networks of local officials and industry stakeholders, designing outreach materials and strategies, and delving into new and innovative energy efficiency tactics.

When she’s not thinking about buildings efficiency, she’s rebuilding her house, biking Denver’s many trails, or hiking in the Colorado mountains.