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.