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2023 Cleantech Panelist Speaker

Jeff Benavides

Director of City and Building Performance

U.S. Green Building Council


Jeff currently serves as the lead for city and building performance across international markets at USGBC. Prior to his family’s move to Raleigh, Jeff served as the first Chief Sustainability & Resilience Officer for Orange County/Orlando. Over the past 18 years, Jeff has co-founded four companies and has led the installation of over 200 solar and energy storage projects and over 320 green building certifications. He volunteers as Board President for the U.N. Accredited NGO, IDEAS For U.S. and administers green workforce training across 30 countries.