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The Green Building Matters Podcast with Charlie Cichetti

Apr 20, 2022

Ray Segars, C.E.M, is passionate about helping businesses become efficient, renewable, resilient and sustainable. He joined the Association of Energy Engineers (AEE) staff in April 2021. Ray is responsible for developing strategies, activities, and identifying growth opportunities for AEE throughout the United States with new and existing partners. He has extensive energy efficiency and business development experience in his 30+ year career in the industry. He served as Chapter President for the local AEE Georgia Chapter, AEE Region II Vice President, earned his C.E.M. in 2010, and was designated an AEE Fellow in 2020. Ray has a BS in Industrial Management from GA Tech and a MS in Marketing and MBA both from GA State University. 

Show Highlights

  • Unpack why the power company incentivises you to be more efficient.
  • Utility power companies are complex.
  • Create a circular economy to avoid wasting resources.
  • The importance, opportunities, and benefits of The Association of Energy Engineers (AEE).
  • Understanding the credentials needed to help buildings save energy:
  • Transportation energy audit certificate, Certified Energy Manager, (CEM), Certified Energy Auditor (CEA) and Certified Measurement and Verification Professional. 
  • Movement with regulation, laws and assessment reporting using tools to respond to benchmarking requirements. 
  • Careers and opportunity for everyone to get involved in green building and sustainability at any age or education.
  • Pathways to help audit how to lower carbon, your supply chain, and  less omitting vehicles with your projects.


“Identify where you are and when you benchmark, like Drucker said, ‘If I can measure it, I can manage it.’ You can measure your energy consumption, your carbon emissions, you can have a good idea of where your opportunities to reduce and improve operations would be, and that's what our programs teach - How do you identify the opportunities there?”

-Ray Segars


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