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Troy Hottle

Senior Embodied Carbon Specialist

Throughout my career, I’ve often worked at the intersection of collaborative science, engineering ingenuity, and societal commitment, witnessing how powerful that can be. As we grapple with climate change and other urgent environmental challenges, we must harness this power to safeguard the delicate balance of our interconnected existence on our planet.

Troy has over 15 years of experience managing and conducting environmental research projects for startups, non-profits, academia, and federal and state government agencies. He has managed research and published peer-reviewed journal articles in a wide variety of areas, including sustainable technologies, transportation infrastructure, heavy industry, waste treatment systems, organic waste degradation, model development, and life cycle assessment. Troy successfully deploys a uniquely broad approach to research that involves using many disparate datasets and methods to investigate challenging problems for clients, enabling improved environmental models. He has extensive experience with life cycle assessment, energy modeling, inventory development, and methods creation and has contributed to national inventories for electricity grids, petroleum refineries, cement and concrete production, bio-based feedstock production, and solid waste management systems.

Throughout his career, Troy has coordinated collaborations across corporations, non-profits, and governments to achieve multi-organizational cooperation, fundraising, and operational advancement goals. His work and experience have been highlighted in Discover Magazine, National Geographic, MIT Technology Review, The Verge, Quartz, Seattle Times, Smithsonian Magazine, and the New York Times Best Seller list.

Troy holds a B.A. in sociology from Hiram College and an M.S. and Ph.D. in sustainable engineering from Arizona State University. He enjoys gardening, disc golf, and hanging out with his family.