Ray Segars

Track F: Building Performance
Wed/PM 3:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Solutions Consultant
Yardi Energy
United States
So You Got a Non-Compliance Penalty Letter from the City... What's Next?

Over 50 jurisdictions in the US and Canada now require commercial and multifamily building owners and managers to benchmark and report their energy and water consumption data to measure environmental performance. To elevate consequences, some of these entities have legislated building performance standards (BPS) to limit resource consumption and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. For organizations that own or operate portfolios of these buildings, especially those in multiple jurisdictions, this creates a complex task to comply with these various programs. To understand, report to, and comply with the variations in the different programs can be confusing to building operators. Some require RCx and/or audits, and/or re-tuning. However, with the help of expert energy professionals using the appropriate data tools, operators can accomplish a win/win/win: compliance with these programs, identify opportunities to operate buildings more efficiently, and ultimately lower cost, consumption, and GHG.

Ray Segars is an energy professional with over three decades experience in the industry. He has extensive experience promoting energy efficiency and sustainability in his 30+ year career. His experience includes 12 years working in roles at Georgia Power Company, 22 years as an independent consultant to multifamily, commercial, and industrial clients, a year on staff with AEE in business development, and currently, he has three years as a consultant at Yardi benchmarking real estate energy data and energy auditing. His education includes a BS from Georgia Tech and an MS and MBA from Georgia State University. Edison Electric Institute, Southeast Electric Exchange, and the Environmental Protection Agency have awarded him for his work in energy efficiency. He earned the CEM certification in 2010. He has submitted papers and presented at AEE conferences and has served as a chapter officer and region VP for AEE. In 2020, AEE designated him as a Fellow (FAEE). He also earned the LEED Green Associate accreditation from the USGBC and Fitwel Ambassador accreditation from Fitwel in 2019.

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