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Joe Indvik, Founder and Principal
Joe Indvik is a top expert on clean energy finance, sustainability, and business operations. He is passionate about developing market-driven solutions to environmental problems and helping clients succeed in the climate and energy space.
In addition to running Rock Creek Consulting, Joe currently leads financing efforts for the Department of Energy (DOE) Better Buildings Initiative as a Senior Consultant with RE Tech Advisors. Better Buildings is the nation's largest energy efficiency partnership program and aims to drive leadership in energy innovation in the nation's built environment. Joe manages a network of 40 major lenders representing $3.2 billion/year in clean energy finance called the Better Buildings Financial Allies. He works with executives in this network to develop best practices, tools, events, and informational resources to connect capital to energy efficiency and renewable energy projects. He also conceived and led the development of the Better Buildings Financing Navigator, an online tool that helps organizations find financing solutions for clean energy projects. Joe has represented DOE at 20+ speaking engagements. He also coordinated financing content at two Better Buildings Summits with 1000+ attendees each.
In 2013, Joe co-founded Sparkfund, a start-up that provides "as-a-service" financing for energy technologies. As President and COO, Joe built the company from the ground up, including managing a growing team of 20+ staff and 50+ service providers, running day-to-day operations, managing a $2.5M annual operating budget, helping to raise more than $8M in capital, and creating a first-of-its kind operational process to serve a new market. Joe left his full-time position at Sparkfund in October 2015 to found Rock Creek Consulting, but he continues to work closely with Sparkfund's leadership team as a consultant and member of the Board of Directors.
Prior to Sparkfund, Joe was a sustainability consultant at ICF International, where he worked with clients including Fortune 500s, federal agencies, universities, cities, non-profits, and the UN. He developed 12+ greenhouse gas inventories and action plans, helping dozens of organizations reach their sustainability goals. He also led the development of a new advisory service to help clients establish green revolving funds (GRFs) and other financing solutions. He was lead technical advisor in the development of the Green Revolving Investment Tracking System (GRITS) and lead author of Green Revolving Funds: A Guide to Implementation and Management. On the policy side, Joe supported DOE and EPA on a range of environmental programs with expert guidance including economic analysis, financial modeling, software tool development, and outreach. Joe was the top-rated consultant in ICF’s 121-member Climate Change and Sustainability Division in 2012.
Joe holds a BA in Economics and Environmental Studies from Dartmouth College, where he focused on environmental economics, statistics, and climate/energy issues. As a student, Joe led a team to create a $1 million GRF at Dartmouth College and has subsequently supported the establishment of GRFs at several other universities as an advisor.
Joe’s work has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, GreenBiz, Greentech Media, and other publications. He has published several peer-reviewed papers on clean energy policy and finance, and he speaks regularly at venues ranging from Harvard and Yale to AASHE and the Department of Energy. Joe currently sits on the advisory boards of 5 non-profits, including the ACEEE Finance Forum.
For more on Joe, see his LinkedIn profile.
RCC has a network of partners, subcontractors, and associates that assist Joe as needed.