2020 40 Under 40: Neil Bulger, PE, LEED AP BD+C, 35
Principal, Cofounder, Red Car Analytics Inc., Santa Rosa, Calif. BS Mechanical Engineering, California Polytechnic State University
In 2018, after more than a decade of building his skills as a green building engineering expert, Bulger and two colleagues launched Red Car Analytics, which is focused on making carbon neutral buildings simple to build and easy to operate. Bulger started his professional career as a project engineer with Rumsey Engineers and built on his sustainable building expertise as a building performance engineer and principal with Integral Group before taking his passion to the next step with his own company. Bulger can often be found sketching out ideas or making diagrams on whiteboards, working diligently to relay both the big picture as well as the details of a project. This is nothing new. As a student, Bulger was constantly tinkering and innovating with friends and that passion of continually creating new things led him to the high school’s robotics club, where he met professional engineers at the FIRST Robotics team and helped his team to a national championship. Bulger serves on the board of the young professionals network as part of the Santa Rosa, Calif., city chamber of commerce. The group helps to promote professional development and create networking opportunities with local industry leaders and up and coming young people in the community. Bulger, in his free time, is working on making his home more energy-efficient through various DIY projects. He enjoys the great outdoors and spends his time hiking and exploring the area with his wife and their dog, Charlie.