Presented ByJason Hartke, Ph.D.
Alliance to Save Energy
Jason Hartke leads the Alliance to Save Energy, a nonprofit that has worked for more than four decades to advance energy efficiency and energy productivity. As president, he oversees a bipartisan alliance of business, government, environmental and consumer leaders, serving as a leading voice in Washington D.C. for energy efficiency and other policies that can make us more energy productive.
Prior to joining the Alliance, Hartke oversaw the Department of Energy’s efforts to advance and accelerate energy efficiency in commercial buildings, a sector that accounts for nearly 20 percent of the nation’s energy consumption. Before his tenure at DOE, Jason spent nearly a decade as a senior executive at the U.S. Green Building Council, where he led national and international green building programs and campaigns designed to help strengthen the economy and protect the environment. He led advocacy efforts that helped result in the passage of historic federal investment in green building, new federal leadership programs in energy efficiency, and a fourfold increase in green building policies at the state and local level. Jason also served in the Clinton Administration, working in the West Wing of the White House in the Office of Intergovernmental Affairs, a policy and outreach team that serves as the president’s liaison to state and local elected officials throughout the country.
Jason received his Ph.D. in public policy from George Mason University. He holds his master’s degree in journalism and mass communication from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.