conscious tenants in Ann Arbor. Exasperated, Brix says he is ready to pay for the insulation himself.
A U-M economics grad, Brix knows that most people wouldn't invest their own money in someone else's property. But his minor was environmental studies, and saving energy is his passion--both personally and professionally. As energy programs manager for the city of Ann Arbor, he works to help the city and its citizens minimize their energy use.
Tall and fit, with black, thin-rimmed glasses and a crisply pressed collared shirt, Brix would blend right in at the water cooler of a law firm or investment bank. Instead, he works in City Hall, in an office adorned with miniature models of wind turbines.
Brix went on to grad school in urban planning at the U-M. In 2004 he did an internship in the office he now manages.