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Mark Wilhelm

Mark Wilhelm

Director, Sustainability and Clean Energy, Tierra Resource Consultants, LLC

mark.wilhelm@tierrarc.com

602-697-8942

Titles

  • Affiliate Global Futures Scholar, Julie Ann Wrigley Global Futures Laboratory
  • Director, Sustainability and Clean Energy, Tierra Resource Consultants, LLC

Biography

Mark Wilhelm is Director of Sustainability and Clean Energy with Tierra, where he leverages over three decades of energy and sustainability industry experience across both sides of the utility meter: half spent in the utility sector and half in sustainable building design, construction, and operations.

Mark is an entrepreneurial thought leader who provides strategic planning, carbon strategy, corporate ESG, and sustainability consulting services to Climate Leader clients. His teams deliver transformational solutions to meet complex sustainability goals.
 
Mark's electric utility sector experience spans technical, customer service, marketing, and product line leadership positions at APS, EPRI, and Tierra. He led the development of the APS Environmental Showcase Home, managed $20 million of end-use energy technology R&D at EPRI, and expanded energy assessment, GHG emissions verification, and corporate ESG service offerings at Tierra.
 
Mark served as the first chief sustainability executive for Ameresco. He founded and led two sustainability consultancies, through which he consulted on 70 MSF of high-performance buildings and over 100 sustainable developments. He has developed over 40 MW of renewable energy systems for clients. He directed LEED certification efforts for 80 projects, including eight at ASU, and trained over 6,000 professionals in sustainable design on four contents. 
 
From 2013 to 2015, Mark led the development of ASU’s Climate Neutrality Roadmap, which defined a pathway for ASU to achieve stretch decarbonization goals at a lower net present cost than the Business-As-Usual scenario. This Roadmap helped drive ASU to reach carbon neutrality goals in 2019 – six years earlier than planned.

Mark holds a professional master’s degree in Environmental Planning from ASU and a BA in Economics (cum laude) from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. He was a contributing author to The Environment Comes Home: Arizona Public Service's Environmental Showcase Home by K. David Pijawka and K. Shetter in 1994. Mark also contributed to the strategy and content of and eight segment public television series about the APS Environmental Showcase Home for KAET-TV PBS station (now Arizona PBS).

Education

  • Professional Master's Degree, Environmental Planning, Arizona State University, 1982
  • BA (cum laude), Economics, University of Massachusetts, 1979

Expertise

External Links

Reports

2023

Wilhelm, M., B. Toole-O'Neil and M. Yim. 2023. California ARB MRR Verification Report: RY2022 Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventory. Tucson Electric Power; EDP Renewables/Sun Streams LLC; Greenleaf Power/Honey Lake Biomass Power Plant; Burney Forest Products/Burney Forest Power Plant; Algonquin Power/Sanger Power Plant.

2022

Wilhelm, M., B. Toole-O'Neil and G. Lichtenstein. 2022. Waste GHG Emissions for Carbon Reduction: Cyclohexanone Waste Stream Assessment. Confidential Global Semiconductor Manufacturer.

Wilhelm, M., B. Toole-O'Neil and M. Yim. 2022. California ARB MRR Verification Report: RY2021 Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventory. Tucson Electric Power; EDP Renewables/Sun Streams LLC; Greenleaf Power/Honey Lake Biomass Power Plant; Burney Forest Products/Burney Forest Power Plant; Algonquin Power/Sanger Power Plant.

2021

Wilhelm, M. 2021. E-Wing Net Zero Energy Redevelopment Project: Interviews and Visioning Session. Mohawk College, Ontario, Canada.

Wilhelm, M. and M. Joyce. 2021. The Keys to Successful Passive House Implementation‚ÄĚ. California Public Utilities Commission. California Public Utilities Commission. (link )

Wilhelm, M., B. Toole-O'Neil and M. Yim. 2021. California ARB MRR Verification Report: RY2020 Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventory. Tucson Electric Power; EDP Renewables/Sun Streams LLC; Greenleaf Power/Honey Lake Biomass Power Plant.

2020

Wilhelm, M. and B. Toole-O'Neil. 2020. California ARB MRR Verification Report: RY2019 Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventory. EDP Renewables/Sun Streams LLC.

2019

Wilhelm, M. and M. Yim. 2019. California ARB MRR Verification Report: RY2018 Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventory. Greenleaf Power/Honey Lake Biomass Power Plant.

2018

Wilhelm, M. and T. Haviland. 2018. Climate Action Plan: Guideline. Conseil des écoles catholiques du Centre-Est (CECCE), Ontario, Canada.

Wilhelm, M., T. Haviland and M. Robitaille. 2018. 2017 GHG Emissions Inventory. CECCE, Ontario, Canada.

Wilhelm, M., T. Haviland and M. Robitaille. 2018. Preliminary Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction Roadmap. CECCE, Ontario, Canada.

Wilhelm, M. and H. van Lambalgen. 2018. Novus Innovation Corridor: Sustainable Development Cost and Benefit Analysis. Arizona State University.

2017

Wilhelm, M. and T. Haviland. 2017. Climate Change Legislation Impact Study. Mohawk College, Ontario, Canada.

Wilhelm, M. and T. Haviland. 2017. Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction Roadmap. Mohawk College, Ontario, Canada.

Wilhelm, M. and H. van Lambalgen. 2017. Preliminary Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction Roadmap. Georgian College, Ontario, Canada.

2016

Wilhelm, M. and H. van Lambalgen. 2016. Net Zero Energy Feasibility Study: Coldstream Fire Hall. Municipality of Middlesex Centre, Ontario, Canada.

2015

Wilhelm, M., R. Torbert, C. McClurg, P. Keuhn, H. Zirnhelt, D. Hunter, M. Myers and G. Koontz. 2015. Climate Neutrality Roadmap for Arizona State University. Ameresco and Arizona State University.

2014

Young, A. and M. Wilhelm. 2014. ASU Offsite Renewable Technologies Due Diligence Report. Ameresco and Arizona State University.

2013

Gallagher Adams, E., B. Oakleaf and M. D. Wilhelm. 2013. ASU Climate Neutrality: Baseline Report. Ameresco and Arizona State University.

Advisory Board Member, Performance Contracting & Funding Professional (PCF) Accreditation, Association of Energy Engineers, 2020

Advisory Board Member, MS Degree, Modern Energy Production and Sustainable Use, Arizona State University, 2020

Advisory Board Member, Industrial Assessment Center (IAC), Arizona State University, 2020

Top 40 Energy Manager in North America, Energy Manager Today Magazine, 2017

Certified Carbon Accounting Professional (CAP), License 268, Association of Energy Engineers, 2014

Advisory Board Member, ASU Professional Science Master's (PSM) Program in Solar Energy Engineering and Commercialization, Arizona State University, 2013

Certified Energy Manager (CEM), License 19465, Association of Energy Engineers, 2011

Lifetime Achievement Award, Arizona Chapter, AZ Big Media and US Green Building Council, 2010

LEED AP O+M, GBCI 33930, US Green Building Council, 2010

President, Phoenix Chapter, Association of Energy Engineers, 2010

Chairman, Host Committee, US Green Building Council, Greenbuild Conference and Expo, Phoenix, AZ, 2009

Member, Industry Committee to Develop ASU Sustainability Certificate Program, Arizona State University, 2007

Chairman, SEAC Climate Change Subcommittee, State of Arizona, 2005

Chairman, Solar Energy Advisory Council, State of Arizona (appointed by Governor Janet Napolitano), 2005

Chairman, Arizona Chapter, US Green Building Conference, 2005