The last couple of years Russell Garcia was the ARRA-West region Director at Johnson Controls. He was responsible for regional success in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act across all public & private sectors. Johnson Controls ARRA secured sales have exceeded $800M to date of Recovery funds with EECBG, SEP, BAB, and QECB. His mission was to create, implement, measure, and document lasting change in our country though public/private collaboration. His responsibilities include creating jobs, saving money, energy efficiency & renewable energy projects, and economic impact. Specifically, Mr. Garcia coordinated with US Department of Energy, State & Local offices, industry organizations, and ARRA Agencies to identify and create regional strategies & opportunities for energy efficiency & renewable energy projects, sustainable programs, and funding models like PACE, performance contracting, and revolving loan funds. Russell Garcia currently manages the PACE (Property Assessed Clean Energy) program for Johnson Controls in California. Manage and services the program to ensure success in implementing PACE projects and performance contracts that save energy, costs, and create sustainable clean energy jobs. Mr. Garcia is also the President at Green Cabinet, a nonprofit organization that provides education about pursuing sustainability and President of NAIOP Commercial Real Estate Association of Sacramento. He grew up in southern California and attended University of Nevada, Reno.
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