EE Visionary Awards Luncheon: Awarding the most energy-efficient campuses
Wednesday, May 11 : 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
The 2016 EE Visionary Award recipients are three campuses, that while diverse in geographic location and purpose, are parallel in their steadfast commitment to energy efficiency. Please join us while we celebrate the following winners of the 2016 EE Visionary Awards:


The new cancer treatment center in the Chang Gung Memorial Hospital boasts a LEED-HC Platinum certification, making it the first hospital in Asia to obtain these credentials. The cancer treatment building is 42% more energy efficient than standard buildings and was constructed in partnership with Siemens Taiwan.


The Stanford Energy Systems Innovation (SESI) project is a multi-year, multi-phase project that is transforming the energy systems across the campus. As part of this project, Stanford completed a brand new, state-of-the-art Central Energy Facility in 2015. The SESI project will effectively transform the university energy supply from 100% fossil-fuel based combined heat and power system to a grid-sourced electricity system with more efficient electric heat recovery.


The 2000 UN Millennium Summit of World Leaders declaration highlighted the need for a more efficient and coherent United Nations. The result was UN City, a LEED certified campus housing all UN agencies. UN City was awarded the European Commission’s Green Building Award for New Buildings after cutting its predicted energy consumption by 55%, earning the most energy efficient rating according to the Danish building code.
John Christensen
Director, UNEP DTU Partnership
John Christensen, is a Danish national and has both his Masters and Ph.D. degrees from the Technical University of Copenhagen. John is an energy and climate specialist and first started work with UNEP in 1988 as programme officer in the Energy Unit in Nairobi. After going back to Denmark he was engaged in setting up a new UNEP Collaborating Centre on energy and climate issues which recently changed name to the UNEP DTU Partnership. He has been heading this Centre since 1990 and it currently has around 65 professional staff working with UNEP on analytical activities and project implementation in all areas of climate change.
Peter Halliday
Senior Vice President, Siemens Building Technology, and Head of Solutions & Services Portfolio Middle East/Africa/Asia-Pac, Siemens
In January 2016, Peter Halliday became Head of Building Performance & Sustainability (BPS) at the international headquarters in Zug, Switzerland home of the Siemens Building Technologies Division. He is in charge of BPS global business. BPS increases the competitiveness of customer business by delivering energy performance, operational efficiency and sustainability solutions for their buildings and infrastructures. Peter has been with Siemens for 25 years. Over the past years, he has worked in nearly all areas of the building technology field, including engineering, project management, sales, business development and senior management. He was head of Solutions and Service Portfolio for Asia, the Middle East, Australia and Africa regions as well as Head of the Building Technologies Division for ASEAN at Siemens Private Limited. He received his Certificate of Management at Deakin University, Australia.
Lars Bo Moller
Deputy Chief of Mission, Ambassador, Royal Danish Embassy
Joseph Stagner
Executive Director, Sustainability & Energy Management , Stanford University
Joseph Stagner is Executive Director of Sustainability & Energy Management at Stanford University, leading the university’s Office of Sustainability, Facilities Energy Management, Utilities, and Parking & Transportation departments. Prior to joining Stanford in 2007 Joe served on the senior facilities management team at UC Davis for fourteen years, following fifteen years in utility engineering and management with the Sacramento Municipal Utility District and Pacific Gas & Electric Company amongst others. Joe led development of the Stanford Energy System Innovations (SESI) project which cut the university’s energy use in half and is expected to save the university several hundred million dollars over the next 30 years. SESI also provides an immediate 68% reduction in campus greenhouse gas emissions and a 15% reduction in potable water use. Joe holds patents for the district energy system performance optimization software developed for SESI and an in-situ groundwater pollution cleanup system he developed while at UC Davis.