Who We Are

Team Members

sascha von meier

Sascha von Meier

vonmeier@berkeley.edu

Program Director – Electric Grid Research, California Institute for Energy and Environment
Adjunct Professor, UC Berkeley
EcoBlock Project Principal Investigator; co-lead Energy team
Team(s): Energy, Project Management


Daniel Kammen

kammen@berkeley.edu

Professor, UC Berkeley
EcoBlock Project co-Principal Investigator (PI of Phase 1)
Team(s): Energy, Project Management


Cathy Leonard

cathylnrd@gmail.com

Executive Director, Oakland Neighborhoods for Equity
Team(s): Community


Alex McBride

amcbride@oaklandca.gov

Assistant to the City Administrator/Chief Resilience Officer, City of Oakland
Team(s): Urban Planning


Therese Peffer

tpeffer@berkeley.edu

Program Director – Enabling Technologies, Energy Use in Buildings, California Institute for Energy and Environment
EcoBlock Co-lead Design/Construction Team, Interim Project Manager
Team(s): Design/Construction; Project Management


Kiran Jain

kiran.jain@gmail.com

Principal, Cityfi
EcoBlock General Counsel
Team(s): Legal


Harrison Fraker

fraker@berkeley.edu

Professor, UC Berkeley
EcoBlock Project Senior Advisor (co-PI of Phase 1)
Team(s): Design/Construction


Carl Blumstein

blumstei@berkeley.edu

Director, California Institute for Energy and Environment
Team: Project management


Eric Lee

ericclee@berkeley.edu

Research Administrator, California Institute for Energy and Environment
EcoBlock Team Administrator, Assistant Project Manager
Team: Project Lead


Rich Brown

REBrown@lbl.gov

Research Scientist, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab
EcoBlock Energy Team Lead
Team(s): Energy


Kate Ringness

Kate.Ringness@smartblocks.org

Co-Founder & Managing Director, SmartBlock Communities
EcoBlock Project Senior Advisor
Team(s): Legal/Finance/Business


Tim Lipman

telipman@berkeley.edu

Co-Director, Transportation Studies Research Center
Research Affiliate, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
EcoBlock Mobility Team Lead
Team(s): Mobility


Sandy Robertson

sandrob@stanford.edu

Senior Research Engineer, Stanford University
EcoBlock Water Team co-lead
Team(s): Water


Ted Lamm

tlamm@law.berkeley.edu

Research Fellow, Climate Program, Center for Law, Energy & the Environment
Team(s): Legal/Finance/Business


Larry Strain

strain@siegelstrain.com

Principal, Siegel & Strain Architects
EcoBlock co-lead Design/Construction Team
Team(s): Design/Construction; Community Engagement


Susi Marzuola

susi@siegelstrain.com

Principal, Siegel & Strain Architects
EcoBlock co-lead Design/Construction Team
Team(s): Design/Construction; Community Engagement


christine thomson

Christine Scott Thomson

csthomson@pagethink.com

Senior Associate / Urban Planner, Page Southerland Page
Team(s): Urban Planning


Andréa Traber

atraber@integralgroup.com

Managing Principal, Integral Group
Team(s): Energy


Amy Dryden

adryden@aea.us.org

Director of Strategic Innovations, Association for Energy Affordability (AEA)
Team(s): Design/Construction


David Warner

david@redhorseconstructors.com

Owner & CEO, Redhorse Constructors
Team(s): Design/Construction


Nate Perez

nate@financedta.com

Managing Director, DTA
Team(s): Finance/Business