Brett Bridgeland

Brett Bridgeland


    Brett Bridgeland is a manager with RMI’s Carbon-Free Buildings practice. He works on the Pathways to Zero Initiative, which focuses on driving the adoption of superefficient and net-zero energy buildings. Background Brett has 15 years of multi-disciplinary experience across architecture, energy engineering, and utility programs. He has designed, managed, or consulted on projects at all scales, from individual buildings to communities and districts, to national roadmaps. This is Brett’s second stint with RMI, and he has worked on a wide range of projects including: national building sector roadmaps; decarbonization approaches for existing buildings; grid interactive buildings and demand flexibility; technical and business models for net-zero developments; and many other forms of building energy analysis and strategy. Brett previously worked at Slipstream in Chicago, IL, where he designed, launched, and managed utility energy efficiency programs for commercial, industrial, public sector, and all-electric residential new construction. He also provided engineering consulting and analysis on commercial energy efficiency projects. Brett started his career as a design architect, working for Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture in Chicago designing award-winning, high-performance buildings and districts across the United States, China, the Middle East, and India. Brett is a licensed Architect (WI) and Certified Energy Manager®(CEM).

    All Sessions by Brett Bridgeland

    Day 2 August 16, 2023
    9:00 am - 10:30 am

    Smart Approaches for Building Electrification & Carbon Reduction

    This session will explore both new construction and retrofit examples of buildings that embraced electrification and eliminated carbon emissions. Deploying smart technologies is not an end but a means – along with a set of strategic design and equipment selection choices – to reduce a building’s carbon footprint and provide a compelling return on investment for the building owner. Whether you are involved in a new building project or trying to find the best path for your existing building, this session will help you thread the needle of smart solutions with a solid business case behind them.

    Day Three August 24, 2022
    10:00 am - 1:00 pm

    Building Performance Reporting – How Smart Technology Can Help

    In-person event in Seattle, WA (live streamed for remote viewing)

    Market and regulatory drivers are making energy performance reporting and ESG reporting real for building owners and publicly traded companies. This session will show how smart technologies can facilitate reporting and make it more quantitively robust. Additional programming will be available after this session in many areas. More details are forthcoming.