Sustainability Reporting - Opportunities for AEE Certified Professionals


Regulators and investors now regularly ask facility owners and operators to benchmark, report and certify buildings with sustainability programs to measure and compare the environmental performance of their buildings. Many of these programs ask operators to assess environmental metrics, social impacts and management governance (ESG) of facilities and property portfolios. Due to the technical complexity of environmental metrics, such as energy and greenhouse gas, operators need the help of certified professionals to prepare and submit information to comply with the reporting requirements. Many of these programs accept certifications accredited by AEE as demonstration of the knowledge and experience needed to prepare submissions to these programs.
The purpose of this abstract is to propose a presentation that will cover the 1) evolution of sustainability reporting, 2) a survey of common sustainability reporting programs and 3) review of the programs that accept AEE certifications as professionals allowed to submit reporting to these programs. The discussion of sustainability reporting will briefly cover the relatively short history of sustainability compliance and reporting programs. The survey of sustainability programs will review the mostly widely participated programs and their benefits. The review will cover the programs that accept AEE certified professionals to prepare and submit reporting.

Presented By

Ray Segars, C.E.M., LEED GA, Fitwel Ambassador
Yardi Systems

Ray Segars, CEM

BS Industrial Management, Georgia Tech
MS Marketing, Georgia State
MBA, Georgia State
National Account Manager – Georgia Power Company – 1985-1996
Independent Energy Consultant – 1996-2017
Energy & Sustainability Consultant – Yardi Systems – 2018-Present
Certified Energy Manager since 2010
President – Atlanta, Georgia AEE Chapter