Michael Callahan earned a BS in civil engineering and a MSBA in sustainable business. He has studied in Venezuela, and Spain and has helped design and manage energy projects in five West African countries over a period of four years. Following his work in Africa, Mike managed teams of contractors, engineers, and architects to build multi-million dollar construction projects, including the first award winning Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) recreation center in Colorado. At that time Mike became a LEED accredited professional and a licensed professional engineer. As a Sr. project leader at the National Renewable Energy Lab, Mike supports energy efficiency and renewable energy project development and finance internationally and in the US. Under the Energy and Climate Partnership of the Americas (ECPA), Mike is leading the US Department of Energy's technical assistance for the Peruvian Ministry of Energy and Mines to help establish the Peruvian Office of Energy Efficiency. Also under ECPA, Mike is supporting the Peace Corps Energy Poverty Alleviation Initiative in Latin America. Finally, Mike is the cofounder of PowerMundo, a social enterprise operating in Peru to improve people's lives and conserve nature through the deployment of renewable energy technologies.
improving people s lives and conserving nature.