Session Chair


Session Chair

Presented By

Stephen Roosa, B.E.P.,C.D.S.M.,C.I.A.Q.P.,C.M.V.P.,C.S.D.P.
President & CEO
RPM Asset Holdings, Energy & Sustainable Solutions

Stephen Roosa is the President of RPM Asset Holdings, a diversified asset management company with investments in real estate, publishing and numerous Fortune 500 companies. His experience includes over 30 years in energy engineering, energy management and performance contracting. During his career, he has performed energy studies and assessments for over 3,500 buildings and has saved his customers over $100 million in energy costs. He has participated in over 50 completed energy-saving performance contracts.

He is also AEE’s Director of Sustainable State and Local Programs. He currently chairs both the International Certified Sustainable Development Professional Board (CSDP) which has certified over 800 professionals, the Renewable Energy Professional (REP) Board. He is on the steering committee for the World Energy Engineering Congress, the Association of Energy Engineers (AEE) International Certification Board, and also chairs their Education Program Review Board. He is also Editor-in-Chief of Strategic Planning and Energy Engineering.

Dr. Roosa received a Bachelor of Architecture degree from the University of Kentucky and a Masters of Business Administration from Webster University. He holds a Ph.D. from the University of Louisville College of Business and Public Administration.

A sought-after speaker on energy-related topics, he has given over 300 presentations throughout the U.S. and in countries including Italy, Hungary, Norway, The Netherlands, Jordan, Brazil, Chile, India and Hong Kong. His recent books include The Sustainable Development Handbook (2008) and the best-selling Carbon Reduction – Policies, Strategies and Technologies (2009) both published by the Fairmont Press and Taylor and Francis. He has contributed chapters in books that include Performance Contacting – Expanding Horizons, The Energy Engineering Encyclopedia, The Invisible City, and The Guide to Energy Management. His publications also include over 25 articles in trade and academic journals such as Energy Engineering, The International Journal of Green Energy, Sustain, Strategic Planning for Energy and the Environment, and the Encyclopedia of Energy Engineering.

He is a Past President of the Association of Energy Engineers and a past Vice-President of the ASHRAE Bluegrass Chapter. Dr. Roosa is a LEED Accredited Professional, a. Certified Energy Manager (CEM), Indoor Air Quality Professional (CIAQP), Certified Measurement & Verification Professional (CMVP), Certified Business Energy Professional (BEP) and a Certified Demand Side Management Professional (CDSM). He was the first in the U.S. be certified as a Carbon Reduction Manager (CRM), Sustainable Development Professional (CSDP), a Certified Building Commissioning Professional (CBCP) and a Renewable Energy Professional (REP).