Director of Sustainability Services
- Sustainability Planning and Project Development
- Environmental Risk Management
- High Performance Green Building Design
Chris Lotspeich has over 20 years of sustainability, energy efficiency, project development, and training experience. His professional interests and experience include environmentally-preferable business practices; green building; sustainable development; climate change; international security, including environmental aspects; and energy issues such as renewable power, distributed generation, and energy efficiency.
Chris was a 2002–2003 Batten Fellow at the Darden business school at the University of Virginia. From 1994–2001 he was a Senior Associate at Rocky Mountain Institute (www.rmi.org) in Snowmass, CO, and was also Executive Assistant to Co-CEO Amory Lovins. He worked on six continents as an RMI consultant, researcher and public speaker on sustainable business, energy, security, and forestry issues. He led numerous resource efficiency surveys at industrial and commercial facilities, as well as aboard the U.S. Navy warship USS Princeton CG-59.
Mr. Lotspeich served as a wilderness emergency medical technician, firefighter, and hazardous materials technician on volunteer rescue services in Colorado, Connecticut and Maine. He was a municipal recycling official for three Maine communities, a hazardous materials emergency response planner, and a mental health worker. He speaks French and is widely traveled.
Chris’s advisory positions have included FIRST LEGO League, the Climate Neutral Network, the Sustainable Enterprise Initiative at UNC-Chapel Hill’s Kenan-Flagler business school and Enverity Corporation.
His many public speaking engagements include the USEPA, Future 500 Tokyo conference, E source summits, and numerous conferences, universities and MBA programs. Chris has been interviewed by the New York Times, CNN and many regional media outlets. Author of the Platts / E Source report DE-18 Liquid Electricity: Flow Batteries, his work has been published in the Journal of International Affairs, Clean Rooms, Environmental Design and Construction, Green@work, and ACEEE conference proceedings.
Mr. Lotspeich earned two master’s degrees from Yale, in public and private management from the School of Management, and in environmental studies from the School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. He earlier earned a BA in International Politics from Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT, and participated in the politics exchange program with Warwick University near Coventry, England in 1985–1986. He was also a teaching assistant for four security courses at Yale and Wesleyan.