Gregory Kats

President, Capital E

Gregory Kats is President of Capital E, a national clean energy advisory firm. Greg is also Venture Partner at Good Energies, a billion-dollar global clean energy investor. He initiated and developed a partnership with TIAA-CREF establishing a $50 million VC investment vehicle within TIAA’s real estate group to exclusively invest behind Good Energies’ energy efficiency and green building investments. 

Greg served for 5 years as the Director of Financing for Energy Efficiency and Renewable

Energy at the U.S. Department of Energy. He was the Founding Chair of the International Performance Measurement & Verification Protocol (IPMVP). Earlier in his career, Greg held senior management, product acquisition and development, and marketing positions in London, Paris and Geneva.

Greg is a founder of the American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE), and is a founder of the country’s first green bank, New Resource Bank. He was the Principal Advisor in developing Green Communities, now the national green affordable housing design standard.

He is the Founding Chair of the Energy and Atmosphere Technical Advisory Group for LEED, is the Founding Chair of the National Chapter of the US Green Building Council and in 2011, the recipient to the first US Green Building Council Lifetime Achievement Award.

Greg earned a MBA from Stanford University and, concurrently, an MPA from Princeton University (where he studied with Ben Bernanke) and a BA from UNC with highest honors as a Morehead Scholar.