Zero Energy Director
International Living Future Institute (ILFI)
Andrew Lee directs the Zero Energy and Zero Carbon certification programs for the International Living Future Institute. In this role, he provides key thought leadership on how buildings will catalyze a shift towards a clean and regenerative energy future and serve as the most effective mechanism for climate action.
Andrew holds over 15 years of experience in advanced building design and carbon emissions reduction policy. His previous work has included collaborating with over a dozen U.S. city governments to develop policy roadmaps to achieve a zero net carbon building sector, and development of international precedent-setting net zero energy prototypes for the U.S. State Department and Fortune 500 companies. Andrew’s current work centers on guiding organizations to empower leaders and take bold action, most recently facilitating and holding technical advisory roles on ground-breaking initiatives such as the World Green Building Council’s Advancing Net Zero Framework and the City of Seattle’s Living Building Pilot Program.
Andrew holds a Bachelor of Architecture from Carnegie Mellon University and a Master of Building Science from the University of Southern California. A resident of Seattle and committed volunteer, he has chaired the Seattle Collaborative for Cascadia Green Building Council and speaks frequently to building industry groups on regional energy and water issues.