Laura Van Wie McGrory
For almost two decades, Laura Van Wie McGrory has been managing international energy efficiency projects in Asia, Africa, SE Europe, and Latin America. As Vice President, Policy at the Alliance, she manages international energy efficiency policy development and program activities of Alliance international staff and contractors. Her work at the Alliance focuses on international energy productivity, green building certification, 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 as Head of the Washington, DC office. At LBNL, she worked with the US DOE to draft rulemakings for U.S. energy efficiency appliance standards, provided technical support to USDOE 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 USDOE and other funders. Prior to that, Laura helped produce climate change mitigation reports as a Program Specialist 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’s 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.