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Phil Metz

Research Fellow, 2018-2019

Phil Metz is an independent sustainability researcher focused on developing and applying scientifically-grounded practical tools for mitigating climate change. Areas of concentration include biophysical economic and polycentric approaches for addressing climate change at urban and regional levels.

Phil is expert across a range of energy markets with a special focus on building energy systems, including residential, commercial and industrial buildings; photovoltaics and other renewable energy systems; energy storage; and electric utility / grid-scale energy systems.

Phil’s professional experience includes VP-level marketing and sales leadership roles with revenue and P/L responsibility, as well as Director-level management consulting on technological innovation, energy and business strategy.

Publications include The Path To Sustainability-Driven Innovation, (Research-Technology Management 2016) which addresses how companies can leverage environmental sustainability to drive innovation and create business value.

Phil holds a PhD in theoretical physics and MBA in marketing. He is an avid road biker.

Research Focus: 
theoretical physics
Specialties: Biophysical economic and polycentric approaches for addressing climate change at urban and regional levels.
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