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Jeff Benavides

Director of Portfolios Performance at Scale, U.S. Green Building Council
Jeff brings dynamic skills in infrastructure, public policy, net-zero building design, and finance to his current role leading Portfolios and Performance at Scale at U.S. Green Building Council. Jeff previously served as Orange County Government's FL first Chief Sustainability & Resilience Officer. Serving in many unique roles, he has managed over 320 sustainability certifications, 200 solar PV projects, 5 net-zero energy buildings, and award-winning sustainability programs across hotels, resorts, multifamily, mixed-use commercial and local government portfolios. Jeff's passion for education enabled him to serve as a Professor for Energy Management Controls Technology Engineering, an NSF funded program at Valencia College. Jeff is based in Raleigh and proudly serves locally on ULI's Net Zero Technical Assistance Panel, ULI Triangle's Local Housing Committee, and served on the United Nations SDSN U.S. Deep Decarbonization Action Plan. https://www.linkedin.com/in/jeffbenavides/