Jakobsen, Per Munch

Per Munch Jakobsen

Head of Laboratories
Technical University of Denmark

As Head of PowerLabDK, Per Munch has been one of the main forces in the development and implementation of the unique research facilities within electricity and energy in DTU’s extremely complex PowerLabDK laboratories at the Lyngby and Risø campuses. As a part of the construction, one of his main responsibilities has been to establish and maintain a safe work environment for the users and employees in the laboratory. Per Munch has a strong background from a variety of jobs in the private sector, including construction of electric supply switchboards, industrial automation, development of systems and controllers for HVAC, and construction and commissioning of decentralized CHP plants. He greatly enjoys supporting researchers and students.

Sørensen, Thomas

Thomas Sørensen

Business Development
Technical University of Denmark

Thomas is a business developer for the Technical University of Denmark. He has worked at the University’s PowerLabDK since 2016. Thomas is responsible for the daily operations of the PowerLabDK, business development, and application writing. He has been involved in numerous projects related to EV infrastructure, EV integration, smart kids, and system engineering. Thomas has several patents pending related to EV smart charging.

Agustin, Arnold

Arnold Agustin

Energy Program Manager
Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Mid-Atlantic

Mr. Arnold Agustin is the Energy Program Manager at Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Mid-Atlantic (NAVFAC Mid-Atlantic).  In this capacity, he is responsible for leadership and overall program management of NAVFAC Mid-Atlantic’s Energy Program in the Public Works Business Line.  The Energy Program provides policy guidance, products and services, and shapes the short-term and long-term vision for all Department of Navy (Navy and Marine Corps) active installations in NAVFAC Mid-Atlantic’s Area of Responsibility.

Mr. Agustin was born in Philadelphia, PA, and has lived in the Hampton Roads area since 1979.  He graduated from Salem High School, Virginia Beach, Virginia.  In 1994 he graduated from Virginia Tech with a Bachelor’s degree in Aerospace and Ocean Engineering.  Mr. Agustin has been registered as a Professional Engineer in the state of Virginia since 2001 and obtained his Certified Energy Manager accreditation in 2010.

Mr. Agustin began his federal career in 1994 at Navy Public Works Center Norfolk working as an Environmental Engineer where he gained experience in performing environmental surveys, studies, and investigations.  In 2007 he took a position in the Utilities and Energy Management Product Line as a Regional Utilities and Energy Management Program Manager and was promoted to his current position in 2015.

Mr. Agustin lives in Suffolk, Virginia with his wife, Genevieve, and three sons.

Vitti, Raphael

Raphael Vitti

Senior Energy and Data Engineer
Berkeley Lab

Raphael Vitti, PE is a Senior Energy and Data Engineer at Berkeley Lab. He is part of the Sustainable Berkeley Lab team working to minimize the Lab’s greenhouse gas emissions and environmental impact. He leads and supports activities to improve energy, water and operational performance in buildings at Berkeley Lab. He also develops analytics to identify energy and water savings opportunities, investigate building operations, support the implementation of improvements, and verify savings. Raphael previously was an energy efficiency engineer at kW Engineering. He is a licensed Professional Mechanical Engineer in California and earned his M.S. in Electronics and Communications Engineering from École nationale supérieure d'électronique, informatique et radiocommunications de Bordeaux (France). See Sustainable Berkeley Lab at sbl.lbl.gov.

Weyandt, Chris

Chris Weyandt

Control Systems Engineer
Berkeley Lab

Chris Weyandt leads the ongoing commissioning program for Sustainable Berkeley Lab, aimed at improving the energy performance of LBNL facilities. He draws on his background in facility maintenance, construction, electronics engineering, information technology, and building automation systems to develop innovative solutions for the modernization and optimization of buildings. He is a Certified Energy Manager (CEM) and a Professional Control Systems Engineer (PE). He holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Minnesota with additional studies in Computer Science at St. Paul Technical and Community College, and is currently a graduate student in Information and Data Science at the University of California, Berkeley.

Carter, Deidre

Deidre Carter

Energy and Sustainability Manager
Berkeley Lab

Working to reduce Berkeley’s Lab electricity, natural gas, and water consumption through building energy management and efficiency to meet DOE and University of California sustainability and energy efficiency goals. Working to minimize Berkeley Lab's greenhouse gas emissions by reducing energy through ongoing commissioning (OCx) and procuring longterm renewable energy.

Chamberlain, Bruce

Bruce Chamberlain

Campus Energy Manager
University of California, Berkeley

Bruce Chamberlain’s career has focused on energy efficiency and leadership in public, private, and non-profit sectors. He is committed to bending the curve of carbon emissions in proven and creative ways. Over the past 30 years, Bruce has gained experience in managing, supervising and coordinating activities and operations of diverse stakeholders within the energy efficiency industry in California. He has managed research and implementation of innovative technologies, such as LED lighting, integrated building controls, and commissioning. As Campus Energy Manager at UC Berkeley, Bruce has been involved with strategic planning efforts involving UCOP, Facilities Services, Sustainability, and Capital Projects. He manages development, funding, and implementation of energy and water efficiency projects throughout the UCB campus and guides monitoring and communication of campus-wide energy use to improve operational efficiency while providing a safe and comfortable environment for teaching, research, and public service.

Mr. Chamberlain is also a member of the Board of Directors in the Northern California Chapter of the International Institute for Sustainable Labs (I2SL), a non-profit organization devoted to the principles of sustainable laboratories and related high-technology facilities, from design to engineering to operation.

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.