Troy Simpson is a research assistant at Columbia University's Center for Research on Environmental Decisions (CRED), where he conducts research focused on the intersection between human decision making, the built environment, and sustainability. Previously, Troy worked with the US-affiliate of Mikhail S. Gorbachev's Green Cross International (Global Green USA) as a green building technical advisor. In that position, Troy collaborated with a diverse set of stakeholders on the design and construction of green affordable housing and K-12 school projects, resulting in 122 LEED-Platinum affordable housing units and 24 new schools designed to rigorous green building standards. Troy also worked with municipal governments on the design and implementation of policies and programs that mandate and incentivize green building practices, and he oversaw the development of a pilot project at Global Green that benchmarks cities’ efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
Troy holds a MA from the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences at Columbia University and a BS in Psychology and Political Science from Santa Clara University.