Alex Dews became the Chief Executive Officer of the Institute for Market Transformation on April 1, 2024 after previously serving as Managing Director of Programs. Under Alex’s leadership, IMT supports the design, adoption, and implementation of demand-driving programs and policies that support equitable decarbonization.

Alex provides IMT’s strategic vision and guides the implementation of IMT’s strategic plan, focused on bridging the priorities of frontline communities, governments, and the building industry so that they share power as they scale solutions that place high performing buildings at the center of an equitable, climate-resilient future.

Alex has more than 15 years of experience working on urban sustainability and building decarbonization in government, nonprofit, and the private sector. Previously, as Managing Director of Programs, Alex oversaw all programmatic work across IMT’s policy and regulatory, community engagement, and business engagement teams. Before joining IMT, Alex served as Executive Director at Green Building United, where he led education, advocacy, and implementation of building performance programs at the city and regional scale. Prior to this role, led policy and program work for Philadelphia’s Office of Sustainability, including the creation of its energy benchmarking program. He began his career working in real estate development before pursuing a Master’s degree in Sustainable Design from Jefferson University. He is a LEED AP and a graduate of the University of Vermont.

Alex Dews

Chief Executive Officer

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