Betty Seto

Network Manager, American Cities Climate Challenge

With over 16 years of experience implementing decarbonization solutions across both buildings and transportation, Betty Seto is engaging with partner organizations and leading cities to accelerate the transition from a fossil fuel-based economy to a cleaner, more renewable, and emission-free future. At NRDC, she supports metrics and dashboard development, develops structures and curriculum offerings for the ACCC participating cities, and manages relationships with national stakeholders. This includes serving as the liaison to other national learning networks and identifying city-specific resource needs for scaling decarbonization solutions.

Seto has worked with cities and utility clients across the U.S. on net zero energy and zero-emission buildings goals, utility programs to support zero emission communities, renewable energy financing, clean energy, transportation demand management strategies, and greenhouse gas reduction planning projects. Her past work experience includes consulting with DNV GL (formerly KEMA), as well as the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 9, and World Resources Institute, where she focused on developing the business case for energy efficiency and renewable energy as a cost-effective greenhouse gas emissions reduction strategy. She holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Rice University and a master’s in environmental science and management from the University of California, Santa Barbara’s Bren School. She is based in NRDC’s San Francisco office.