Full Name
Mike Waite
Job Title
Senior Manager, Buildings Program
Speaker Bio
Michael Waite, PhD, P.E. is Senior Manager in the Buildings Program at the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE). He conducts research related to building energy decarbonization and steers ACEEE’s energy code efforts. Mike leads initiatives that root energy code development and implementation in sound and innovative research in order to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and promote energy affordability in new and existing buildings. He collaborates with others at ACEEE to align building policy with emerging climate policies. He is currently working on a collaboration between ACEEE and the Resource Innovation Institute (RII) as part of the USDA Conservation Innovation Grant-funded project, “Data-Driven Market Transformation for Efficient, Sustainable Controlled Environment Agriculture.”

Prior to joining ACEEE, Mike worked as a research scientist in the Sustainable Engineering Lab at Columbia University. Previously, he was a senior building technology engineer in the architecture, engineering and construction industry. He holds a PhD and a MS in mechanical engineering from Columbia University and a BS in mechanical engineering and physics from Clarkson University.
Mike Waite