JEFF BENAVIDES

Vice President of Innovation & Partnerships

Jeff has built his career with his passion of green buildings and energy efficiency.

Since 2007, Jeff has worked to launch award winning programs with Wyndham Worldwide (WyndhamGreen) across 215 resorts nationwide, the City of Orlando’s GreenWorks Program and the community financing organization SELF, which helped deploy over $560,000 to low to moderate income families to make energy efficient home improvements.

In 2010 Jeff was a founding partner with ecoPreserve, LLC and served as senior LEED consultant on nationally recognized projects such as the Orange County Convention Center, Orlando International Airport, and Orlando Health before coming to 15 Lightyears.

 

CERTIFICATIONS

LEED Accredited Professional in Operations + Maintenance

Green Globes Professional

 

SOLAR PROJECT HIGHLIGHTS

Wyndham Kona Coast Resort / Kona, HI - 72 kW

Wyndham Kihei Resort / Maui, HI – 92 kW

FL SUN Orange County Solar Co-Op – 1.5 Megawatts across 300 residential homes

 

TECHNICAL TRAINING

Certified Energy Manager in Training

FSEC Photovoltaic Systems Installation

ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager Trainer

Building Energy Auditing and Commissioning