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UNC Clean Tech Speaker

Zane Lichtneger

Zane Lichtneger
Principal Sustainability Analyst, Global Environmental Program


As the Principal Sustainability Analyst for the Global Environmental Program at SAS, Zane Lichtneger helps to minimize SAS’ operational footprint.  He uses SAS analytic solutions to manage the company’s operational data, identify risks and opportunities, and report performance for resource consumption and environmental impact.

Zane is a primary facilitator of smart campus and environmental initiatives at SAS and key contributor to ongoing resource efficiency programs and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) reporting. In the community, he is often asked to speak about his role as a citizen data scientist, the business viability of renewable energy, plug-in electric vehicle infrastructure, LEED certification and other corporate sustainability initiatives to a wide range of municipal, education and legislative audiences.  He actively fosters collaboration and engagement across operations through the deployment of SAS Visual Analytics reporting to front line subject matter experts.

Zane joined SAS in 2011 and holds a BS from North Carolina State University in Environmental Technology and Management.