Jose Torres

California Director
Building Decarbonization Coalition
Jose Torres is the Building Decarbonization Coalition’s California Director. Before BDC, Jose worked as the California Environmental Justice Alliance's Energy Equity Program Manager, where he oversaw their energy legislative, regulatory, and implementation work. Before venturing into the non-profit space, Jose worked at the California Energy Commission’s Office of Governmental Affairs and both at the California State Assembly and Senate. His career in public service started as a California Senate Fellow in the Office of Senator Alex Padilla. 
Jose is proud to come from a working ­class family that continues to drive his passion for a clean and equitable future. In his free time, he likes to screenwrite social and political dramas, hike, and listen to live music.