Jean Lupinacci is the director of the ENERGY STAR Commercial and Industrial Branch in the Climate Protection Partnerships Division at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. She has been with EPA for 20 years with primary responsibilities for developing and managing voluntary energy efficiency programs.
During her tenure at EPA, Ms. Lupinacci has lead some of EPA’s flagship voluntary partnerships to reduce or eliminate CFCs to protect stratospheric ozone. She was chair of a United Nations Environment Program multi-national committee that evaluated technical options to reduce CFC use in the foam insulation sector from 1989-1994. In 1993, she led EPA’s effort to include all greenhouse gases, such as potent HFC and PFC gases in U.S. Climate policy.
Since directing the efforts of Energy Star in the commercial and industrial markets, Jean has overseen the successful integration of the Green Lights and Climate Wise programs into Energy Star, the introduction of innovative energy performance metrics for commercial buildings and industrial plants, the extension of the Energy Star label to buildings, as well as the rapid adoption of organization-wide energy management programs by US businesses and institutions.