Jamie Peters is the Director of Client Solutions at EnergySavvy, a software company that aims to transform the way utilities interact with and serve their customers. Peters brings seven years of energy efficiency program experience to EnergySavvy, including launching Illinois’ first statewide Home Performance with Energy Star program, managing large-scale prescriptive and direct install utility programs, and developing tools and training for residential contractors.
Lindsay Bachman Flickinger: How did you get started in the energy efficiency industry?
Jamie Peters: I was lucky enough to get introduced to energy efficiency in the workplace through my job as sustainability manager at Lincoln Park Zoo, where I did some lighting retrofit projects. When searching for my next job, I decided to focus on energy—out of all the possible green business/sustainable pathways—since it had the biggest impact on climate change and there is often a positive business case. My next job was at the Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance (MEEA)...and the rest is history.