Robert Fortunato

CEO, ForStrategy Consulting Inc
Robert is President of ForStrategy Consulting and Owner/Builder of the multiple award-winning Green Idea House, one of the first affordable, net zero energy, zero carbon case study houses made with standard construction materials and off the shelf technologies. Robert is currently assisting developers in significantly reducing capital and operating expenses while scaling solutions that are better for our health, economy and the environment. He recently built a team that won the California Energy Commission’s $1 million EPIC grant to design and build one of the most efficient mixed-use, affordable, multifamily buildings in the country. His team also won the follow up grant for $9 million to actually build the building, beating out venerable firms like Gensler and Jamboree Housing. Robert’s credentials include a degree from the Wharton School of Business and a diverse business background in corporations and entrepreneurial ventures. He has been adjunct faculty at an international innovation/social entrepreneurship school based in Denmark and coached startups and developed the built environment strategy at the LA Cleantech Incubator. Robert also co-developed and teaches single family and multifamily decarbonization classes for Southern California Edison.