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.

Seya, Jean-Philippe

Jean-Philippe Seya

Regional Engineering Manager Western & Central Africa
Aggreko International

Jean-Philippe has 7 years international experience in energy sector, developing challenging Power projects in more than 20 African countries. He has successfully managed multi-million dollars Power Projects (thermal, solar, battery storage) where he was in charge of feasibility studies and detailed engineering design.

He has successfully built his expertise through a diverse range of applications: Utilities, data centers, Oil and gas, Production Industries, Event, Mining sector.

He has a particular focus on the development of local capability and energy sector policies in developing countries, related to Renewables, storage systems, micro grids, rural electrification and clean cooking.

Mendonsa, Dan

Dan Mendonsa

Energy Manager
UC Davis Health

Dan manages utilities for over 4-million sq. ft. of hospital and support facilities while pursuing aggressive energy, GHG and water reduction goals. Projects include retro-commissioning, implementing continuous commissioning software, retrofitting lights with LEDs and advanced lighting controls and investigating large-scale renewable energy projects and water efficiency projects.

Rolf Schreiber

Rolf Schreiber

Energy Strategy Program Manager
Real Estate & Workplace Services, Google

Rolf is an Energy Strategy Program Manager at Google and oversees various energy programs for Google’s corporate operations in the Bay Area - including renewable energy projects, onsite energy storage systems and demand response initiatives. His past projects include the launch of the EV charging infrastructure program at Google and integration of plug-in vehicles into Google’s car-sharing services. He has also worked on climate change initiatives such as Google PowerMeter, where he was responsible for providing technical integration services to utility and device partners; and RechargeIT, where he was the technical lead for projects such as the RechargeIT Driving Experiment, and a "smart charging" proof-of-concept project demonstrating plug-in vehicles’ ability to provide near realtime response to the electric grid's needs. He joined Google in April 2005.