Rich Kassel is Group Leader, Clean Energy and Sustainability, with New York-based Capalino. Rich advises businesses and nonprofit clients on a wide range of issues to help them thrive in the New York market. Rich works with companies and non-profit groups to develop low-carbon, sustainable business strategies and to facilitate the adoption of innovative building, energy, resiliency, transportation, and water technologies. Rich’s clients range from start-up companies developing first-ever projects to Fortune 500 companies evolving their businesses towards a low-carbon future.
Mr. Kassel has been a leader in the environmental community for more than three decades, including 21 years as a Senior Attorney at the Natural Resources Defense Council. At NRDC, he directed the organization’s federal and global fuel and vehicle advocacy, and led its work on many of New York’s most important clean air, transportation, open space, and other environmental issues. He currently co-chairs EPA’s technical review subcommittee on transportation and air quality issues, and serves on the boards of several environmental organizations.
A graduate of History from Brown University, Rich holds a JD from New York University School of Law.