Roy is a Principal within Rocky Mountain Institute’s Buildings Practice. Roy Torbert specializes in integrated energy planning, project cost analyses, and renewable and efficiency finance to expand and accelerate the transition to a global clean energy economy. Roy manages the joint RMI-CWR team helping Caribbean islands reduce their dependence on costly fossil fuels, and currently assists the governments and utilities of Aruba and Saint Lucia. He has worked with leading universities (including Arizona State University) and global multinationals (including McDonald’s Corporation) to analyze net-zero opportunities and deliver roadmaps to reaching carbon reduction goals. Roy’s research efforts include exploring ways to reduce the soft costs of solar (specifically financing costs), valuing all the benefits of a highly efficient building, and he previously assisted on analysis for RMI’s Reinventing Fire initiative and book.
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