CEO of Market Transformation
Since 2007, Jeff Benavides has been a pioneer in launching award winning energy, water, and waste reduction projects with Wyndham Resorts, Orlando Health Hospitals, the City of Orlando and the Solar and Energy Loan Fund that have sustained more than $5 million savings in annual expenses. He has managed building certifications projects for LEED NC, Energy Star, ISO 14001, Green Globes and most notably LEED Existing Building Certification for the second largest convention center in the world. Jeff has led the deployment of nearly three megawatts of rooftop solar and battery back-up power including four Net Zero Energy projects. He serves on the board for the U.S. Green Building Council Central Florida, ASHRAE Central Florida and the National Workforce Development Committee with the Solar Foundation. He also is a published sustainability author/columnist and a graduate of the University of Central Florida and the International Society of Sustainability Professionals Certificate Program.