S&P Global Platts – Americas Energy CEO Series: Ameresco’s Sakellaris optimistic about energy efficiency
New York — Technological advances since the 1970’s have been a major driver of energy efficiency growth in the US, with many operations now able to save 20%-30% of their energy use through such measures, according to George Sakellaris, president and CEO of Ameresco.
Ameresco is a publically traded independent provider of energy efficiency and renewable energy solutions for facilities throughout North America and the UK.
Sakellaris founded the company in 2000, coming to the US in 1965 to study engineering at the University of Maine, working afterwards for NE Electric as a start-up engineer at coal-fired power plants, he said in a recent interview with S&P Global Platts. He then did long-range planning strategy on transmission and generation.