Torsten Glidden


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torsten glidden

Senior Manager,
Policy and Technical Innovation Team

As Senior Manager on the Policy and Technical Innovation Team, Torsten Glidden applies his talents in program design and implementation, analysis, and systems and resources development. He also draws on his on-site construction experience to help train and mentor contractors, raters, and BIG staff along the way. Torsten brings over 15 years of experience in research, analysis, construction and project management, with more than five years of leadership experience in program management and implementation.

Before joining Build It Green in 2011, Torsten served as President of TJ Glidden Company, Inc. in San Francisco where he managed a team of 15 employees at his own general construction company. Torsten has extensive experience in project management and systems development, identifying pain points in systems and engineering solutions. Torsten has taught Science Lab and Computers at a K-8 elementary school and has served as on-air radio DJ and the quarterly journal Editor/Publisher for KCPR 91.3 FM.

Torsten holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo. He studied abroad in Germany at Eberhard Karls Universität in Tübingen and is a licensed General Contractor, Certified Sustainable Building Advisor, BPI Building Analyst (Single- and Multi-family), and GreenPoint Rater, and is trained in Home Performance with ENERGY STAR and HERS..