Tom Carter is the Executive Director of Efficiency First, the national association for the building performance industry. He is an expert in federal and state government affairs with an emphasis on clean energy, climate change, sustainability, and environmental regulation and legislation. In over two decades of public policy work in in Washington, DC, he has served in executive positions for trade associations and clean energy companies. His work includes advocacy and building sustainability programs. He has also taught university classes in environmental law and policy and related topics. Tom’s non-professional interests include cycling, music, and outdoor adventures. He earned a Juris Doctor degree and a Bachelor of Science from the University of North Carolina.