Sean Rodrigues is Founder and CEO of Sky Blue Capital. Sky Blue Capital is a Real Estate Investment and Development company, focusing on the development of large scale Net Zero Energy residential, commercial and mixed use projects in Africa and the USA.
In depth technical knowledge and experience gained in the USA in energy efficiency, and the monetization of energy efficiency in the built environment as well as net zero energy development and financing, has made AIA Award winning Architect Sean D. Rodrigues a leader in the design and development of net zero energy environments. Sean’s Hydrogen based zero energy development concept, located in Monterey California, is an American Institute of Architects award winning project.
Ongoing research and application in energy efficiency, fuel cells and renewable energy gained through practical experience and courses studied at the Pacific Energy Center in San Francisco, California, have enabled Sean to develop his whole building methodology in creating Net Zero Energy projects.
Specializing in green mixed-use design and development strategies, Sean’s Shiloh Sustainable Village Project, located in California, was selected to participate in the U.S Green Building Council’s LEED™ Neighborhood Development Pilot program, one of a limited number across the USA. In addition, the project was awarded a grant through the Enterprise Foundation’s, Green Communities Initiative. Sean has built many other commercial and residential projects in California and South Africa.
Sean’s objective is to create best in class net zero energy mixed use developments, guaranteed to reduce and omit the occupants energy costs and create competitive advantage for their owners, by reducing operating costs, via high performance building solutions incorporating ,low energy and water use. His expertise in whole building design, coupled with his integrated financing strategies, can assist clients in saving money, reducing operating costs and increasing return on investment, while doing good for the planet.
Sean has been an invited speaker and panelist at many “Green” conferences on the US West Coast including, West Coast Green in San Francisco, Discover Brilliant in Seattle, Green Finance and Investment Forum West in San Francisco and other climate change conferences in Santa Rosa, Monterey and Windsor California. Sean has also recently spoken at a few conferences in South Africa, such as the AZA Conference in Cape Town.
Prior to Sky Blue Capital, Sean was partner in North Street Partners, LLC a California based private equity firm, focused on real estate investment and development.
Sean has a Professional Bachelor of Architecture degree from the University of the Witwatersrand (1992) and has been a LEED™ Accredited Professional, since 2003.
*LEED is administered by the U.S. Green Building Council.
**Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design.