Michael Zatz

Manager, ENERGY STAR Commercial Buildings
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Michael Zatz is a manager with the U.S. EPA’s ENERGY STAR® Commercial Buildings Program.  In this role, Mr. Zatz oversees the development and implementation of activities aimed at improving the energy efficiency of a wide variety of building types, including offices, K-12 schools, multifamily residences, retail stores, healthcare facilities, hotels, data centers, congregations, and others.  Mr. Zatz is also responsible for oversight of ENERGY STAR’s Portfolio Manager® sustainability benchmarking tool, which has been used by nearly 500,000 buildings across the U.S. to evaluate and track their energy and water use and greenhouse gas emissions.

Mr. Zatz joined ENERGY STAR in February 2006, after nearly 14 years with ICF International, a private environmental and energy consulting firm.  During his tenure at ICF, Mr. Zatz worked with governments and local and multinational companies in the U.S. and around the world to identify and implement methods for reducing the impacts of their operations on the environment.  He has specific expertise in the development and implementation of voluntary public-private partnerships.  While with ICF, Mike worked for 3 years in Bangkok, Thailand, where he designed and managed a voluntary program to reduce energy and water use in more than 400 manufacturing facilities and nearly 200 schools, while at the same time improving the bottom line for the businesses, and improving the learning environment for students.  Mr. Zatz has an M.S. in Environmental Science and Policy from Johns Hopkins University, and a B.S. in Engineering and Public Policy from Washington University in St. Louis.