Marc Rauch

Senior Specialist, New York Energy Transition and Real Estate


Areas of expertise:
Building energy efficiency policy and finance; facilities management; real estate law and development

As EDF’s Senior Specialist, New York Clean Energy Real Estate, Marc Rauch works with owners and managers of New York commercial real estate, commercial tenants, energy consultants, trade groups and city and state officials to promote the adoption of energy efficiency solutions in New York’s commercial buildings.

In his role, Marc works to remove regulatory and market barriers to deploying clean energy in the commercial real estate sector, and to develop affirmative programs and policies that contribute to cleaner and more efficient buildings.


Before joining EDF, Marc served as Sustainability Director at the American University in Cairo (AUC), where he helped to optimize operation of a 5.5 megawatt CHP (combined heat and power) plant and a microgrid serving a 260 acre campus.

Prior to his service at AUC, Marc practiced commercial real estate law in New York City and, under the auspices of the NYC Mayor’s Office of Long Term Planning and Sustainability, led a real estate industry task force that developed an energy-aligned lease clause to facilitate adoption of energy efficiency measures in commercial office buildings.


AUC’s Carbon Footprint, The American University in Cairo (Cairo, Egypt, April 2015)

Lectures and Conference Presentations

Marc has spoken before numerous groups on urban sustainability, sustainable energy and water policies, and the promotion of sustainability in higher education.


Marc has a bachelor’s degree from Columbia University and a law degree (with honors) from Harvard Law School. He has also done coursework in urban and environmental planning at Columbia’s Graduate School of Architecture, Preservation and Planning.