St. Clair, Matt

Matt St. Clair, CEM, LEED AP

Director of Sustainability
UC Office of the President

Matthew St.Clair is the first Director of Sustainability for the University of California's Office of the President, leading sustainability efforts across the 10-campus UC system since 2004.

Mr. St.Clair was a founding member of the Board of Directors for the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of Strategic Energy Innovations, a non-profit organization implementing energy conservation and sustainability education programs in California.

Mr. St.Clair has delivered lectures at numerous universities, been an invited keynote speaker at several regional and national conferences, and has advised the U.S. House of Representatives on the formation of an Office of Sustainability for the U.S. Capitol.

Mr. St.Clair has a Masters degree in environmental policy from the Energy and Resources Group at UC Berkeley and a Bachelors degree in economics from Swarthmore College. He is a LEED Accredited Professional and a Certified Energy Manager.

Guity, Arash

Arash Guity


Arash Guity is a Principal and co-founder of LeapStep, an interdisciplinary high-performance design consultancy, improving the performance of buildings for design firms and facility owners.

A licensed professional engineer with 15+ years’ experience in the built-environment, Arash has crafted specific expertise in high-performance design, critically aiding the delivery of some of the most energy-efficient buildings.

Formerly, the Chief Energy Engineer at Mazzetti, Arash helped build the firm’s practice and expertise in sustainable building design, leading them to becoming one of the premier firms in sustainable engineering. In his role at Mazzetti, he directed domestic MEP design projects, research initiatives, and the firm’s efforts in resource-limited settings design projects in Africa and Central America.

As the Director of the Healthcare Ventilation Research Collaborative, Arash played a critical role in leading research to advance alternative ventilation strategies in healthcare environments.

Phillips, David

David Phillips

Associate Vice President, Energy and Sustainability
University of California, Office of the President

David Phillips provides strategic leadership for energy and sustainability initiatives across the University of California, which includes ten campuses, five medical centers, and three national labs. David and his 10-person team help connect researchers, students and operations staff to integrate sustainable practices in support the University’s mission. David has been in this role since 2015.

One key focus is developing plans and actions to reach systemwide carbon neutrality by 2025. David’s operational responsibilities include managing the UC Wholesale Power Program, which supplies low-carbon electricity to all or part of seven campuses, and implementing the UC Biomethane Program, which has developed biogas projects to supplant 10 percent of UC’s natural gas use.

David was formerly Director of Utilities at UC Davis, where he managed their city-scale water, waste and energy systems. While at Davis, he led teams that developed a 63-acre behind-the-meter solar power plant, constructed an on-site waste treatment system to reduce campus landfill disposal by 25 percent, and implemented several massive wastewater recycling projects. Phillips was also a key contributor in the successful partnership with local agencies to develop a new treated surface water supply for the campus.

David has a bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from UC Davis and is a California registered professional engineer.

Baglione, Melody

Melody Baglione

Professor and George Clark Chair of Mechanical Engineering
The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art

Melody Baglione is Professor and George Clark Chair of Mechanical Engineering at The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art in New York City. Dr. Baglione teaches courses in the areas of process control, vibrations, and energy efficient building systems. Dr. Baglione received her PhD in 2007 at the University of Michigan and has over seven years of industry experience as a consultant and powertrain systems engineer. In 2015, she was appointed Facilities Energy Efficiency Advisor and advises facilities on improving efficiency of campus heating, cooling and cogeneration systems, retro-commissioning, facilities upgrades, and other energy efficiency projects.   She represents Cooper Union in the NYC Carbon Challenge and New York State Energy & Research Development Authority (NYSERDA) REV Campus Challenge.  Dr. Baglione serves as the principal investigator for NSF- and NYSERDA-funded projects to implement building operations workforce training, develop a roadmap to 40x30 carbon emissions reduction, and integrate building sustainability into the mechanical engineering curriculum.  Dr. Baglione involves her students in all aspects of the carbon reduction process and has advised 22 building-related capstone senior design and Master’s thesis projects.

Jackson, Cori

Cori Jackson

Program Director
California Lighting Technology Center

Cori Jackson is responsible for effectively planning, budgeting, scheduling, and monitoring CLTC research projects. For several years, Cori managed CLTC's demonstrations program, facilitating the installation of leading-edge lighting technologies in more than 100 sites throughout California and in other areas of the U.S. Cori graduated from the University of California, Davis, with degrees in Optical Engineering and Mathematics. She has a background in construction management and finance.

Morejohn, Joshua

Joshua Morejohn

Energy Manager
UC Davis Facilities Management

Joshua works to develop an innovative energy management strategy and supports his team in implementing a wide variety of energy projects across the campus. He is a licensed professional engineer and a certified energy manager and received a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering at UC Davis, as well as a B.A. in Spanish.

Carter, Deirdre

Deirdre Carter

Energy and Sustainability Manager
Berkeley Lab

Deirdre Carter, PE is the Energy and Sustainability Manager and is part of the Sustainable Berkeley Lab team working to minimize the Lab’s greenhouse gas emissions and environmental impact. She is broadly responsible for understanding, analyzing, and reducing Berkeley Lab’s electricity, natural gas, and water consumption by implementing efficiency technologies and optimizing building system operations. She also tracks and reports Berkeley Lab’s progress towards achieving Federal and UC sustainability goals. Deirdre previously worked as a Mechanical Engineer at Taylor Engineering, an Energy Analyst at DPR Construction, and an Engineer at Thornton Tomasetti. She earned her M.S. from Stanford University and B.S.E. from Duke University, both in Civil and Environmental Engineering. She is a licensed Professional Mechanical Engineer. See Sustainable Berkeley Lab at

Elliott, John

John Elliott

Chief Sustainability Officer
Berkeley Lab

John Elliott is Chief Sustainability Officer, responsible for directing and implementing the Lab’s sustainability strategy. He has broad and detailed experience in building efficiency, building energy management, renewables, water efficiency, electric vehicles, employee engagement, waste diversion, and toxics reduction. He was previously Director, Energy and Sustainability at UC Merced, and has done prior work in energy efficiency program design, strategy consulting to utilities, leading a professional services software implementation practice active in the energy industry, consulting on efficiency and renewables to native American tribes, as well as doing groundwater modeling and work with soil and groundwater remediation systems. John draws on the local academic communities of Stanford and the Energy and Resources Group at University of California Berkeley, where he received undergraduate and masters degrees.