Ozgem Ornektekin is responsible for providing visionary leadership, strategy and direction for advancing and integrating sustainability and energy conservation principals into the operational functions for many of New York City's leading institutions. Ozgem offers training programs and solar portfolio development and management.
Prior to founding Ko2, Ozgem was the Chief Energy Management Officer (Deputy Commissioner) of the City of New York - where she managed an annual budget of $1b and was instrumental in making sure the city got on track to meet their goals of reducing carbon emissions by 80% by 2050. These goals included solar initiatives, energy efficiency projects, optimized operations and maintenance and renewable energy supply.
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