Responsive, insightful, and well-crafted solutions that exceed our clients’ expectations

Recent Projects

Photo of Columbia River

Addressing Nutrient Pollution in Our Nation’s Waters: The Role of a Statewide Utility

In 2017, Ross Strategic worked with the US Water Alliance, National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA), and the Water Environment Federation (WEF) to research and develop a policy brief exploring a new collaborative approach on how to reduce nutrient pollution in our nation's waterways and unlock significant benefits. Addressing Nutrient Pollution in Our Nation’s Waters: The Role of a Statewide Utility introduces institutional changes that, if implemented, could create the structure and confidence needed to unlock additional investment and address the longstanding challenge of excess nutrient pollution in our nation’s waters.

Photo of classroom chalkboard

Reducing Residential Energy Use with Community-Based Social Marketing

Ross worked with energy efficiency programs, technical experts, and others to develop a Community-Based Social Marketing Toolkit and corresponding Case Study of Fort Collins, CO for the Department of Energy’s Better Buildings Residential Network. The toolkit and case study provide a step-by-step approach to help energy efficiency program administrators apply social science and data-driven strategies to change residential energy use behavior. In addition to these products, Ross has co-authored several sections of the web-based Better Buildings Solution Center, which provides guidance and resources for all aspects of designing and managing home energy upgrades.

Photo of business team at work

Ross Strategic Is Hiring

We're looking for half-time fiscal and contracts administrative support to join our Seattle office. The successful applicant will have the ability to work well in a team, as well as take independent responsibility for tracking deadlines, anticipating and raising potential problems or risks in a timely way, and working well with a variety of administrative, project, and management staff and styles. Proficiency with Excel and other common office tools is required; candidates with excellent technology skills, interest, and aptitude are preferred.

Learn more on our careers page.

At Ross Strategic we take on the hardest environmental, public health, transportation, energy, and natural resource challenges. Our clients trust us to use information and insight to shape strategy, design programs and policies, and evaluate performance. We look forward to the opportunity to do the same for your organization.

Learn more about our services
photo of windfarm


Ross Strategic assists government agencies and their partners to identify and pursue strategic opportunities to advance energy efficiency and clean energy development. We are building catalytic networks of organizations working on innovative approaches to scale energy efficiency and clean energy activity in the U.S. and internationally.

photo of industrial smoke stacks at sunset


Ross Strategic has deep experience helping clients manage the complex challenges related to environmental issues. We provide analytic, stakeholder process management, strategy development, and facilitation support to help clients respond boldly, creatively, and effectively to their challenges.

photo of egret in wetland

Natural Resources

Ross Strategic has the knowledge and experience to address complex natural resources issues such as protection and restoration of endangered species, development of watershed strategies, and policies to protect coastal areas and forests. We work with a range of partners and disciplines to tackle challenging problems bounded by natural features, but needing political solutions.

photo of water fountain

Public Health

Ross Strategic supports agencies addressing public health issues and tracking and organizing environmental and health information. We understand the array of potential contaminants in air, water, food, and waste, and human health outcomes that may result from exposure to these contaminants and other environmental conditions such as changing climate.

photo of electric car charging


Ross Strategic has expertise in urban and land use planning, growth management, transportation planning, green building and design, and other related fields that support sustainable infrastructure and approaches to improve the quality of life. We work on projects that address smart growth needs and solutions from a variety of perspectives, including incorporation of climate change considerations in development of growth management policies as well as transportation planning, development of indicators for land use and state of environment reporting.