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Denise Grab

  • Carbon-Free Buildings

Denise Grab is a Principal on RMI’s Carbon-Free Building team, where she works to eliminate greenhouse gas emissions from buildings in the Western States.


She brings to RMI over a decade of experience in advancing clean energy and climate policy throughout the country. Most recently, she served as the Western Regional Director at the Institute for Policy Integrity at New York University School of Law, where she successfully encouraged state electricity regulators to consider the costs of climate damages through comments, reports, meetings, and presentations. She has also promoted clean energy and climate action in briefs she has written for the U.S. Supreme Court and U.S. Courts of Appeals in cases involving climate policy, energy resource development, and air quality. Among other experiences, she has served as an Adjunct Professor at New York University School of Law, an associate at a major law firm, and a law clerk for a federal district court judge.


JD from Yale Law School

Master of Environmental Management degree from the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies

BS with highest honors in Environmental Sciences from the University of California, Berkeley


Oakland, CA