Greg Kats is a member of the Venture Capital team based in Washington DC, whose focus is energy efficiency, green buildings and smart grid. Greg serves on five boards, and is Sustainability Advisor to CalPERS. He developed a unique partnership with TIAA CREF establishing a VC investment vehicle within TIAA’s real estate group to invest exclusively behind energy efficiency and green building investments made by Good Energies. Greg served for 5 years as the Director of Financing for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy at the U.S. DoE. He is a founder of the American Council on Renewable Energy and the New Resource Bank, and is the Founding Chair of the National Chapter of the US Green Building Council. Earlier in his career, Greg held senior management and marketing positions in London, Paris and Geneva. He earned a MBA from Stanford University and, concurrently, an MPA from Princeton University, and is a Certified Energy Manager. He is the author of the 2010 book "Greening Our Built World: Costs, Benefits and Strategies"