Brenden Millstein

Co-Founder, Carbon Lighthouse

In 2010, Brenden Millstein co-founded Carbon Lighthouse, where he is responsible for corporate growth, engineering and long-term planning. Under Brenden’s leadership, Carbon Lighthouse became profitable and began reducing emissions within six months of operations. Brenden previously worked for NYSERDA, the state agency charged with addressing New York’s largest energy and environmental issues. Working with a small team comprised of leading energy experts, Brenden co-administered a budget of $87 million, executing energy efficiency and demand response projects at 250-plus manufacturing plants and high-rise office buildings in New York City. Brenden’s clients included Citigroup, J.P. Morgan Chase, CBRE, and many other banks and property management companies. Additionally, he also worked as a research fellow at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, investigating both Li-ion batteries and advanced building materials. Brenden obtained an MBA from Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business and an MS in Renewable Energy Engineering, also from Stanford. He holds a B.A. in Physics, cum laude, from Harvard University.