Kate Anderson

Digital Sales Engineer, Johnson Controls
As a Digital Sales Engineer specializing in Johnson Control's OpenBlue Central Utility Plant product, Kate helps partners optimize their central plants to meet energy and sustainability objectives. Kate's journey in the energy efficiency sector began in 2016. Since then, she has accumulated extensive experience in various areas, including energy auditing, utility incentive programs, energy software solutions, and model-based predictive control. In addition to her professional role, Kate is deeply involved in promoting environmentally responsible practices and initiatives. She currently serves on the Programs Committee of the Illinois Green Alliance, where she collaborates with fellow sustainability professionals to advocate for NetZero practices and facilitate educational sessions and technical tours focusing on emerging technology and environmental stewardship. Kate recently moderated the Illinois Green Alliance Building Decarbonization Tech Series. Kate is a Certified Energy Manager (CEM). She holds a Bachelor of Science in Systems Engineering from the University of Illinois Urbana Champaign and a Master's in Energy Engineering from the University of Illinois Chicago. She works to use this knowledge to inspire and educate others on the path towards a greener future!