Adrian Silver is an Adjunct Assistant Professor at Columbia University, where he
teaches a course on building decarbonization.
Adrian is currently a Carbon Strategist at Carbon Direct, where he helps companies
measure, reduce, and remove their greenhouse gas emissions.
Previously, Adrian worked at CodeGreen Solutions and Carbon Lighthouse, where he
partnered with commercial real estate investors to initiate over $5mm of energy
efficiency retrofits across the US.
Adrian graduated with a BA in Urban Studies from Columbia University. He serves on
the Board of Directors for two non-profits: Community Impact, which is Columbia
University’s largest community service organization, and the Groupmuse Foundation,
whose mission is to make classical music more diverse and inclusive. He also co-
founded Out in Climate, a community of LGBTQ+ professionals working in the climate