Jeff Benavides

Adjunct Professor, Energy Management, Automation and Controls Fundamentals
Chief Sustainability & Resilience Officer, Orange County

Since 2007, Jeff has been a pioneer in launching award winning sustainability programs and international campaigns with Wyndham Hotels & Resorts, the City of Orlando Greenworks program, and the micro-finance non-profit SELF. As Chief Sustainability and Resilience Officer for Orange County Government, he exemplifies the core purpose of Goal 17 Partnership for the Goals. His organizational leadership and project management expertise has co-founded and launched three successful business based in Florida in the sustainability and solar+storage industries. The SDGs are the blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all and Jeff as aligned is work in the community around Goal 4 Quality Education as an Adjunct Professor at Valencia College's Energy Management Control Technology Degree Program and his technical work around Goal 7 Affordable Clean Energy.


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EMCT Lab Building 7-148
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Virtual Hours Summer 2020