Laura Van Wie McGrory

Vice President, Strategic Initiatives

For more than two decades, Laura Van Wie McGrory has been designing and carrying out energy efficiency programs in the United States, Asia, Africa, SE Europe, and Latin America. As Vice President for Strategic Initiatives at the Alliance, she manages the Systems Efficiency Initiative and the Alliance’s other domestic and international energy efficiency programmatic activities. Her work at the Alliance has focused on international energy productivity, building systems efficiency, building code implementation, energy efficiency policy and regulatory reform, utility demand-side management capacity building, municipal energy efficiency programs and financing, energy efficient transportation, gender and climate change, and water and energy efficiency in water supply and wastewater systems. Laura also serves as Vice President for North America with the International Institute for Energy Conservation (IIEC).

Laura previously worked with Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory for nine years, as a Program Manager and then Head of the Washington, DC office. At LBNL, she supported the U.S. Department of Energy’s development of energy efficiency appliance standards rulemakings, provided technical support for the Asia-Pacific Partnership on Clean Development and Climate and the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, and managed a range of international energy efficiency programs for U.S. DOE and other funders. Prior to that, Laura helped produce climate change mitigation reports with the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. She also has consulted with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the World Bank, and has published numerous reports and articles related to international energy efficiency.

Laura has a bachelor degree in Geography and Environmental Studies from Dartmouth College and a master of international affairs focusing on International Environmental Policy from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs.