Ryan Shea

  • Carbon-Free Buildings

Ryan is a manager in the Carbon-Free Buildings team, where he works to accelerate home decarbonization. He focuses on developing tools and resources for program implementers, contractors, and residents to leverage when solarizing, electrifying, and weatherizing homes. Ryan first joined RMI as an intern in 2017 and became an associate in January 2019.


Ryan has experience with techno-economic analyses for holistic decarbonization of island settings, universities, houses of worship, and individual residences through large and small-scale renewable energy, building electrification and efficiency, and transportation electrification. Prior to RMI, he received a Fulbright scholarship to research cost-effective pathways for Mauritius to achieve its short-term renewable energy goals, completed his graduate research on cost-effective pathways to fully electrify and renewably power university buildings and transportation systems, and provided roadmaps to 10 Bay Area houses of worship to cost-effectively reach carbon neutrality.


Fulbright Scholar, Mauritius
MS, Renewable & Clean Energy, University of Dayton
BS, Mechanical Engineering, Sustainability, Energy, and Environment (minor), University of Dayton (Energy Systems Concentration)


Boulder, CO