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Aaron Hanson

Prior to college, Aaron earned experience in residential construction, and real estate finance and sales. For the Institute on the Environment, Aaron is the Energy Program Associate, coordinating research projects for the Energy Transition Lab. Recently, Aaron completed a Master’s in the field of Science, Technology, & Environmental Policy, with a Minor in Law from the Humphrey School of Public Affairs. While there, he worked as a Research Assistant on projects for Sustainable Healthy Cities in the areas of distributed infrastructure, combined heat and power for district heating, and alternative design for affordable housing. Broadly, his studies focused on the business of sustainability and the implications energy efficiency has on the advancement of a clean energy economy. More specifically, given his background with houses, he took a deep dive into residential energy efficiency and the systems based approach to sustainable buildings. He has lived in Minnesota all his life. In his free time he cares for his pets and garden, and enjoys attending local sporting events. Go Gophers!