KANSAS CITY, MO. — Engineering, architecture, construction and consulting firm CRB announced the appointment of Mike Dieterich to senior director of sustainability. Dieterich will leverage his sustainability experience to further advance CRB’s environmental initiatives.  

Dieterich has more than 17 years of experience in sustainable action, greenhouse gas reductions and environmental innovations with a specialty in decarbonization, zero-waste, net-zero and energy efficiency projects. According to CRB, he is a celebrated leader in the sustainability community and has given nearly 75 keynote speeches, including TEDx talks, on the topic. In 2021, Dieterich was recognized by Environment + Energy Leader for his contributions to new environmental and energy solutions, programs and platforms.

Throughout his career, Dieterich has led environmental strategy, planning and sustainability implementation efforts. He helped drive energy efficiency for Washington DC’s public schools, managing a 1.28 million-square-foot, 10-building campus. He reduced waste at an R&D site, enabling the campus to become the first True Zero Waste-certified BioTech campus. Dieterich has also facilitated a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA), directed green building innovations, provided net-zero consulting, and helped with environmental building certification projects.

“Companies like CRB have an opportunity to drive sustainability across their own organizations and apply those learnings and innovation outward for client projects that are profitable for everyone and benefit both people and the planet,” Dieterich said. “CRB is making this very commitment, and I couldn’t be more excited to join them.”

In his new role with CRB, Dieterich will be responsible for developing and implementing sustainability initiatives that will advance the company’s environmental practices and innovation. He will collaborate with cross-functional teams to help CRB achieve its sustainability goals, as well as those of its clients.

“CRB has a unique opportunity to holistically impact our clients’ sustainability goals, starting with early design,” said Ryan Schroeder, president and chief executive officer, CRB. “Integrating a responsible strategy from the start helps our clients maximize their sustainability efforts, driving positive impact for them as well as their broader communities. I’m thrilled to bring Mike aboard, and with his guidance, we’ll continue to move the industry forward and be proud of the support and innovation we provide to our clients.”

Dieterich has a bachelor’s degree in environmental science from Plattsburgh University and is an LEED accredited professional. He also serves as an adjunct professor at the University of Houston.

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