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Karl van Orsdol

Karl van Orsdol

Dr. Van Orsdol was formerly a Principal Consultant in DNV GL’s Sustainable Buildings and Communities Group and works on energy management and climate adaptation and mitigation projects with large corporations and municipal clients. Over his career, he has worked with many national governments and municipalities tacking environmental and energy challenges while on assignment by the World Bank, African Development Bank and U.S. State Department.  Prior to coming to DNV GL Dr. Van Orsdol served as the Chief Global Strategist for Energy and Sustainability at Hewlett Packard. For nearly a decade, Karl served as Energy Risk Manager for the City of Palo Alto. While at Palo Alto, Karl also led the City’s Sustainability Team, preparing and implementing the City’s 2007 Climate Action Plan. Karl was a technical contributor to the Local Government GHP Reporting protocols. He earned his PhD from Cambridge University in England and his BA from Grinnell College. To view Dr. Van Orsdol's professional network on LinkedIn, click here.

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